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Gov. Scott Walker on Monday appointed Black River Falls City Attorney Daniel Diehn to serve as Jackson County district attorney.

Diehn fills a vacancy created by the death of Gerald Fox.



“Diehn is a distinguished attorney with a wide range of professional experience and a strong commitment to community service,” Walker stated. “He has demonstrated the skills, character, and commitment to justice to serve the citizens of Jackson County well.”

Diehn owns Daniel S. Diehn, S.C., where he has practiced since 1996 in civil and criminal litigation, family law, real estate, probate, contract and municipal law. He also serves as a court commissioner.

Diehn volunteers his legal services to Together for Jackson County Kids and Black River Falls Athletic Boosters, and he is a board member of Friends Sharing Food, the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley and the Black River Memorial Hospital. He also serves on the Jackson County Courthouse Security Committee and the Jackson County Treatment Court Steering Committee.

“Dan has been dedicated to serving the needs of the citizens of Black River Falls, and I am confident he will do the same for Jackson County,” Black River Falls Police Chief Kelly Bakken said.

Diehn earned his law degree from Arizona State University College of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He lives in Jackson County with his wife and their two daughters.


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