Chaffee County Attorney’s Office

The County Attorney’s Office provides legal services and advice to the Board of Commissioners of Chaffee County.  With the Commissioners’ approval, the County Attorney also provides legal services and advice to all other Chaffee County elected officials and to various county departments, appointed boards and commissions. The County Attorney’s Office does not handle criminal cases and does not give legal advice or assistance to the general public.

The Board of County Commissioners appoints the County Attorney, in accordance with Article XIV, Section 8 of the Colorado Constitution and §30-11-118, C.R.S.  The County Attorney advises county officials on legal issues involving policy-making, regulations, operations and programs of the County. The County Attorney also reviews and drafts resolutions, ordinances, contracts, leases, intergovernmental agreements and other documents as directed by the Board.  The County Attorney represents the County in connection with litigation, administrative proceedings, settlement discussions and similar adversary proceedings and monitors insured claims and water issues handled by private attorneys.

You may view current and past Board of Commissioners by clicking on the following link - Chaffee County Board of Commissioner Meetings

The County Attorney’s office does not handle criminal matters. The office responsible for all criminal prosecutions/matters is the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office at 719.539.3563

Please note that by law, the County Attorney’s office is not allowed to provide legal advice or assistance to the general public.

 

Daniel Tom
County Attorney

Lynda Knowles
Deputy County Attorney

Mark Olguin
Assistant County Attorney

Jennifer Davis
Special Counsel

Amy Volz
Paralegal


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