Governor Walker appoints Jackson County District Attorney

Governor Scott Walker appointed Daniel Diehn to the position of Jackson county District Attorney Monday.

Diehn will fill the vacancy created by the passing of Gerald Fox, according to Governor Walker’s office.

“I am pleased to appoint Daniel Diehn to be the next District Attorney in Jackson County,” said Governor Walker. “Diehn is a distinguished attorney with a wide range of professional experience and a strong commitment to community service. He has demonstrated the skills, character, and commitment to justice to serve the citizens of Jackson County well.”

Diehn currently owns and operates a business in Black River Falls where he has practiced since 1996 in civil and criminal litigation, family law, real estate, probate, contract, and municipal law. Diehn has served as court Commissioner in Jackson County since 2008 and has served as the elected City Attorney for Black River Falls from 1999 to 2014, and again from 2017 to the present.

Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera highly recommends Diehn, stating “Attorney Diehn is a well-known professional from our community and will be a great asset to the prosecution of criminal matters that occur in Jackson County. I am looking forward to working with DA Diehn.”

Black River Falls Police Chief Kelly Bakken wrote in support of Diehn, stating, “It has been a pleasure to work with Dan Diehn as the Black River Falls City Attorney and I look forward to working with him in the future as the Jackson County District Attorney. 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 of Jackson County. Dan’s legal knowledge and professionalism will serve him well in his new position. I wish him the best of luck in his new appointment.”