County Attorney's Office

The Pottawatomie County Attorney’s Office will be closed to the public beginning Monday, July 31, 2023, through Friday, August 4, 2023, for mandatory training.  During this time, staff will not be able to answer the phones or help walk-in public.  Contact may still be had with the office via email (all staff emails are listed on the county website at or voice mail on the main line:  785-457-3511.  Personnel will answer emails or voicemails as available during the training week. 

If you are a defendant and are not represented by an attorney and need immediate assistance, please contact the Clerk of the District Court at 785-457-3392. 

If you are on diversion, no in person meetings will occur during this time frame and payments due may be mailed to the office at:  PO Box 219, Westmoreland, Ks  66549.  Any modifications to the schedule will be posted on the county website.


The Pottawatomie County Attorney is responsible for felony prosecution, misdemeanor prosecution, and domestic battery prosecution. The office is also responsible for handling the following types of cases:

  • Child in need of care cases
  • Mental illness cases
  • Traffic violations 
Mitigating the COVID-19/spread

The Court, County Attorney’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office are dedicated to the safety and well-being of the citizens of Pottawatomie County.  The Office of Judicial Administration has approved The Justice Center to conduct jury trials pursuant to the established protocols of the Jury Trial plan.  All members of the Justice Center will work diligently to provide the safest possible environment for all persons who enter our halls. — Honorable Jeff Elder, District Court Judge; Sherri Schuck, Pottawatomie County Attorney; and Shane Jager, Pottawatomie County Sheriff.

 If you have a scheduled court appearance and need to continue your court appearance due to symptoms of illness (fever/coughing), please contact your defense counsel.   

If you do not have an attorney, please contact the Clerk of the District Court at 785-457-3392 to request a continuance.

 If you are on diversion and have concerns regarding your monthly check-in process, please contact the Diversion Officer at 785-457-1520 or If you are represented by an attorney, please consult your attorney.