Attorney

Name Title Phone Email
Ellen Donohue County Attorney edonohue@co.mineral.mt.us
Lorna Sharkey Paralegal (406) 822-3535 lsharkey@co.mineral.mt.us
Malinda Steinebach Temporary (406) 822-3535 msteinebach@co.mineral.mt.us

About the Office

The County Attorney’s Office serves the public interest by representing Mineral County and the State of Montana in:

  • Criminal prosecutions
  • The county’s legal business
  • The county’s civil cases
  • Advising the Board of County Commissioners
  • Advising County offices, departments, and subdivisions

Functions

The County Attorney’s clients are Mineral County and the State of Montana. The county attorney is prohibited from advising or representing private persons on their legal matters. Private persons needing legal advice or representation should consult a private attorney. The County Attorney’s Office:

  • Prosecutes felonies in district court
  • Prosecutes misdemeanors in justice court
  • Prosecutes juvenile crimes in youth court
  • Represents the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services in district court cases for the protection of child welfare
  • Handles petitions for involuntary mental commitments
  • Acts as special prosecutor for other counties
  • Obtains investigative subpoenas for the investigation of probable criminal offenses
  • Prosecutes misdemeanors in the Town Court of Alberton by contract between Mineral County and the Town of Alberton

Filing Criminal Charges

Filing criminal charges requires proper investigation and action by a law enforcement agency. You should contact the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office if you believe a crime has been committed in Mineral County.