The Grant County Board of Supervisors
attempted to replace the late Todd Infield
yesterday. The local attorney who was
serving as the county’s Corporation Counsel
died unexpectedly on March 3rd.
On a temporary basis, the county board
has approved hiring three local law firms
to fill the void.
The firm of Kinney, Urban and Kussmaul
has been hired to handle child support
cases, while McNamara, Reinicke, Vogelsburg
and Helmke will be legal counsel on mental
health, guardianships, and protective
placement cases. Lastly, the law firm of
Phillips/Borowski will give legal advice
to the county on all other county government
issues and actions. The firms will be paid a
range of $140-to-$180 an hour for their
By the way, the City of Lancaster went
without legal counsel at its’ Common
Council meeting on Monday night.
The city will appoint a new city attorney
at its’ reorganizational meeting, after
the April 1st election. Infield was the
city attorney since April 2005.