Lady Justice







2610 14th Street
Columbus, NE 68601



Victims Unit Announcement

News Release

Carl K. Hart Jr.

County Attorney

Breanna Anderson-Flaherty

Chief Deputy County Attorney

Darin J. Knepper

Deputy County Attorney

Jose Rodriguez

Deputy County Attorney

Virginia Wennekamp
Jill Paprocki

Office Manager / Legal Secretary

Diane Thress
Rebecca Zulkoski
Christine Tenski

Child Support Enforcement
Child Support Enforcement
Child Support Enforcement

Ruth Dinkel

Receptionist / Bad Check Collections

Kassy Grant
Samantha Schreiber

Victim/Witness Coordinator
Victim/Witness Advocate

Kimberly Wilson

Adult Diversion Coordinator

Teri Schuller

Juvenile Diversion Coordinator

The Platte County Attorney's Office is located on the third floor of the Courthouse. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Platte County Attorney is an elected partisan position with a four year term of office. The County Attorney is considered the top law enforcement official in Platte County. The County Attorney is responsible for the criminal prosecution of all felony, misdemeanor and infraction crimes that occur within the jurisdiction of the City of Columbus and within Platte County. The office also performs a number of other duties as defined by Nebraska State Statutes. 

Functions of the County Attorney's Office:

Elected to a four-year term, the County Attorney serves as legal counsel to Platte County and its elected officials. The office verifies and files charges against persons accused of felonies or misdemeanors. The office also prosecutes these violations. The County Attorney is the coroner and investigates cases where individuals die without the presence of a physician or where death appears to result from violence. The office assists in collection of child support, insufficient fund checks, inheritance and other taxes. Other duties include filing petitions with Juvenile Court and disposing of cases concerning children who are delinquent, neglected, dependent or in need of special supervision and tax foreclosures.

Child Support Enforecement Unit

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