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District Attorney
      -Gary King   (Elected Official)

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Deputy District Attorney 
       -Peter Rindal (Appointed Official)

Assistant District Attorneys
      -Meri Larson
      -Ben Webster
      -Loralee Clark
      -Ellen Anderson
      -Kelly Mandelstein
      -Derek Dominguez
      -Crystal Jensen

Office Manager
       -Danielle Powers

Mission Statement / Departmental Purpose

The primary area of responsibility of the District Attorney’s Office is to prosecute individuals for committing misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses in Eau Claire County.  In carrying out this responsibility, prosecutors initially review police reports generated in various types of criminal investigations.  Prosecutors either file appropriate criminal charges based upon those investigations, request additional follow-up investigation, or determine that criminal charges are not appropriate.  Once charges are issued, the District Attorney’s Office is responsible for all aspects of the resulting prosecution, including, in many instances, handling post-conviction and appeal matters. 

Another category of cases handled by this office involves juvenile delinquency matters.  As with adult criminal cases, this office reviews police reports and determines appropriate prosecutorial action, including filing a delinquency petition or entering into the more informal disposition of a consent decree.  A final significant area of responsibility of the District Attorney’s Office is to provide advice and counsel to law enforcement agencies throughout the county.  On a regular and continuing basis, law enforcement agencies consult with prosecutors in this office regarding appropriate courses of action in criminal investigations and related matters.

 LINKS:

www.wicourts.gov
Provides access to public court records

www.wisbar.org
Offers a “Legal Resources” Section and a “Public Resources” Section

www.legalexplorer.com/education/education.asp
Provides a “search” tool.  There is also a “Site Map” that contains information about legal services, consumer alerts, resources, a legal question and answer section, and additional resources.

Lawyer Referral and Information Service at 1-800-362-9082 or www.wisbar.org/bar/lris  LRIS has three main parts:

  1. Lawyer Referral – Provides name of an attorney to consult and when you mention the referral is from LRIS, the first half hour costs no more than $20;
  2. Lawyer Hotline – Offers general legal information or answers to simple legal questions.  Schedules an appointment for an attorney to call you back within a couple of days to briefly discuss your question at no charge to you; and
  3. Community Referral – Gives a referral to a community resource that can assist you with your question.
Eau Claire County Bar Association Free Legal Clinic
  • Third Wednesday of every month
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • LE Phillips Memorial Library in Eau Claire
Family Support Center
  • 24 Hour Crisis Line
  • 715-723-1138 or 800-400-7020

Judicare Legal Advice Helpline at 800-472-1638

  • Must be financially eligible
  • Will answer “simple” legal questions
  • M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Public Defender’s Office at 715-836-2006

1 S Barstow St., 3rd Floor
Eau Claire, WI  54701-2621

Attorney General’s Office at 608-266-1221

114 E State Capitol
PO Box 7867
Madison, WI  53707-7857

Probation and Parole (Division of Community Corrections) at 715-836-4764

4330 Golf Terrace Suite 109
Eau Claire, WI  54701-7984

Department of Workforce Development at 608-266-3131

Provides information and assistance with regards to wage claims.