City Attorney

The chief legal officer of the City of Mason City is the City Attorney. This position provides counsel and direction to the city.  The City Attorney represents the city in all cases before the federal and state courts as well as various administrative agencies where the city has an interest.


The City Attorney processes all claims and suits for and against the City and provides written opinions to the City Council, boards and commissions, the City Administrator and City departments.  The City Attorney assists in the preparation and review of legal documents, legislation, and other matters in which there is a City interest. 


The City of Mason City contracts with a local law firm to manage the Civil and Magistrate needs of the city.  The contact information can be found below.



Randy Nielsen

Pappajohn, Shriver, Eide & Nielsen, PC

103 E. State St., Suite 800

Mason City, IA 50401