Schauer Law Offices
City Attorney – Don Lannoye
The Gaylord City provides legal work in two areas, outlined below. Outside attorneys are occasionally retained when the staff has a conflict of interest, when the caseload requires extra assistance, or when special expertise is needed, such as for municipal bonds.
The City Attorney prosecutes petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor criminal violations that occur in the city of Gaylord. Most of the criminal cases are heard at the Sibley County Courthouse.
The City Attorney also is responsible for all non-criminal legal matters involving the city. Principal responsibilities include providing legal advice to city council and staff, answering citizen questions regarding city ordinances, providing staff support to the Charter Commission, and representing the city in all uninsured litigation.