Welcome to Davis County, Iowa

About Your County Attorney

Davis County Attorney (elected official) -   

Rick L. Lynch, admitted to bar, 1992, Iowa; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa.  Preparatory education: Iowa Wesleyan College (B.A., Accounting, summa cum laude, 1990); legal education, University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 1992). County Attorney, Davis County, Iowa, 1995-present. Member: Davis County, Iowa State (Board of Governors, 1999–2006) and American Bar Associations.

Direct E-mail: lynchlaw@netins.net

Assistant Davis County Attorney -

Ashley M. Leyda, admitted to bar, 2011, Iowa. Preparatory education: University of Iowa (B.A., with honors, 2008); legal education, Drake University Law School (J.D., with high honors, 2011). Note Editor, Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, 2010-11. Assistant County Attorney, Davis County, Iowa, 2011-present.  Member:  Davis County, Iowa State and American Bar Associations, American Inns of Court (Blackstone Inn of Court), Young Lawyers Association.

Direct E-mail: lynchlaw_ashley@netins.net

Your County Attorney is the legal advisor and chief law enforcement officer for your county. The Davis County Attorney's Office is responsible for prosecuting all state criminal misdemeanors and felonies that occur in Davis County. It is also responsible for enforcing county ordinances and other state laws that apply to Davis County. 

The County Attorney:

  Prosecutes all violations of state criminal laws and county ordinances;

  Provides legal advice to the Board of Supervisors and county and township officers concerning county matters;

  Represents and defends the state, county and its officers in officially related cases; and,

  Presents at all mental health commitment proceedings and all juvenile delinquency and child in need of assistance cases.

 *NOTE* There are both full-time and part-time County Attorneys in Iowa.  Roughly two-thirds of all County Attorneys in Iowa are part-time and practice private legal work in addition to their official duties.  Davis County is one of these ‘part-time county attorney’ counties, so our attorneys also have a private practice as well. _________________________________________________________________

Other Helpful Links - 

Crime Victim Assistance Program: -

This is a program that pays certain out of pocket expenses related to an eligible victim’s injuries from a crime.  Funds for the program come entirely from fines and penalties paid by convicted criminals, not tax dollars.  The program is the payer of last resort after insurance, other government programs, and other sources.  A victim who has been physically or emotionally injured by a violent crime may be eligible to receive benefits for: lost wages, counseling, medical care, funeral costs, crime scene clean up, child or dependent adult care, crime related travel costs, personal clothing/bedding replacement and/or home security replacement costs. To apply you must: complete the application; sign the repayment and subrogation agreement; sign the medical and mental health information releases; and send the forms to the program.  

Code of Iowa - Iowa Law: -https://www.legis.iowa.gov/law/iowaCode

Iowa Judicial Branch homepage: -  http://www.iowacourts.gov/ 
includes a link to Iowa Courts Online (ICIS)

This is a public access page to pending cases (criminal and some civil) for all counties throughout the state.

 Iowa Department of Corrections: http://www.doc.state.ia.us

This site can be helpful in locating an offender that is currently incarcerated with the Iowa Department of Corrections.   

 Iowa Department of Public Safety: - http://www.dps.state.ia.us 

 IowaVINE: - https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=16000 

The IowaVINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and email notification when the offender's custody status changes. The toll-free number for IowaVINE is 888-7-IAVINE or 888-742-8463. This service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status.