Attorney at Law Alan Hassler will return to his old stomping grounds in July of this year when he assumes the position of Grand County Attorney. Hassler, a 1974 graduate of West Grand, is looking forward to returning to Grand County with Karla, his wife of over 30 years.
Hassler specializes in Constitutional Law and has a vast experience with local governments. He is currently living in Grand Junction and is in private practice. However, he has also served as the attorney for the Town of Kremmling between 1984 and 1987 and then again in 1998-2009. He was the County Attorney for Rio Blanco County, and a contract attorney for several counties including Mesa County, and a number of special districts and towns.
Even though Grand County has been a hot bed of controversy since the discovery of embezzlements in the Building Department, Hassler says, “I am looking forward to the change of pace of working for the county from a private practice.” Hassler plans to devote his attention to the county and does not plan to practice privately at this time.
His hiring follows the resignation of the County Attorney Jack DiCola in February. DiCola had been the county attorney since 1985 and will continue in his private practice. The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has discussed how they would like to use DiCola’s services in the future to ease the transition and wrap-up existing cases.