The Attorney General serves as the chief legal and law enforcement officer in the State of Arizona. Mandated by the state constitution, the attorney general is elected to a four-year term by the people of Arizona.
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office represents the public interest of Arizona and its citizens in fighting the fentanyl crisis and the drug cartels, protecting Arizona’s children, combating elder abuse and consumer fraud, litigating complex, multi-state settlements, serves crime victims and much more.
The office acts as the largest law firm in the state, representing and providing legal advice to most state agencies. The team of advocates and attorneys enforces consumer protection and civil rights laws; and prosecutes criminals charged with complex financial crimes and certain conspiracies involving illegal drugs. In addition, all appeals statewide from felony convictions are handled by this office.
The Attorney General’s Office brings and defends lawsuits on behalf of the State and prepares formal legal opinions requested by State officers, legislators, or county attorneys on issues of law. The office does not provide legal advice or representation to individuals.
Join our team
Under the leadership of the Attorney General, members of the Attorney General’s Office represent the public interest of Arizonans. Employees enjoy a challenging, diverse and professional work environment among some of Arizona’s most experienced and respected law enforcement and legal professionals who are committed to serving the people of Arizona.
Attorney General Opinions
Opinions are issued when requested by the Legislature, any public officer of the State, or a county attorney, on a question of law relating to their office. The Attorney General does not issue opinions nor legal advice.
State Agency Handbook
As the chief legal office for many state agencies, the Attorney General provides guidance to state officers, employees and attorneys who represent the state. The Agency Handbook is a reference source that discusses laws otherwise created by statutes, regulations, and the state or federal constitutions.