The Watonwan County attorney's office serves as the chief prosecutor for all felony, gross misdemeanor, and juvenile offenses committed within Watonwan County. The county attorney's office vigorously prosecutes all criminal and juvenile matters within its authority in a manner that ensures due process and equal protection to the victim, the accused, and the citizenry at large.
The Watonwan County attorney's office serves as chief legal counsel for the Watonwan County Board of Commissioners, the various departments established and maintained by the Board of Commissioners, and to such committees of the board as appropriate.
The office represents the county before the courts of this state, the United States, and other jurisdictions where authorized. The office also appears on behalf of the county before such agencies, commissions, boards, and other organizations before whom the county has business.