Attorneys General in U.S.

Attorneys General in U.S.

Attorneys General in U.S represents the public interest and serves as counsel to state government agencies and legislatures in their capacity as leading legal officers of the states,commonwealths, District of Columbia,and territories of the United States.
The primary legal adviser to the government in the majority of common law nations is the attorney general, sometimes known as the attorney-general (also abbreviated as AG or Atty.-Gen. Attorneys general is the plural form.  Attorneys general may also be in charge of prosecutions, law enforcement, or even just basic legal matters in some jurisdictions. In reality, the level and type of the office holder’s prior legal experience frequently determines how much the attorney general personally advises the government. This varies between jurisdictions and even between individual office holders within the same jurisdiction.Originally, the phrase was used to describe anybody who had the authority to act on behalf of a principle in all circumstances. Anyone who represents the state, particularly in criminal cases, is considered such an attorney in the common law tradition. Even while a government may name a certain official as the permanent attorney general, in the past, anyone who took on that role for the state—even if just for a single case—could be referred to as such. However, the phrase is now generally reserved as a title for the state’s permanently appointed attorney general, a sovereign, or another member of the royal family in most countries.The duties of the attorney general differ from state to state according to statutory and constitutional requirements, but broadly speaking they are as follows:

  1. Giving state agencies official opinions
  2. Acting as public defenders in matters like utility regulation, consumer protection, antitrust, and child support enforcement
  3. Legislative proposals
  4. enforcing environmental rules at the federal and state levels
  5. arguing on behalf of the state and state agencies in state and federal courts
  6. managing statewide significant criminal prosecutions and criminal appeals
  7. bringing civil lawsuits on the state’s behalf
  8. Defending the interests of the general public in charitable trusts and solicitations
  9. keeping victim compensation programmed running

U.S. Attorneys Listing


U.S. Attorneys Listing: The names of the 94 district’s current US attorneys are shown below. United States Attorneys who have been appointed by the president are identified by an asterisk (*) after their names and are to be addressed as “The Honorable.” All others should be addressed as “Mr.” or “Ms.” Acting United States Attorneys are designated by a caret sign (^).


District United States Attorney
Alabama, Middle Sandra Stewart
Alabama, Northern Prim F. Escalona
Alabama, Southern Sean Costello 
Alaska S. Lane Tucker *
Arizona Gary M. Restaino *
Arkansas, Eastern Jonathan D. Ross
Arkansas, Western Clay Fowlkes
California, Central E. Martin Estrada *
California, Eastern Phillip A. Talbert *
California, Northern Stephanie Hinds
California, Southern Randy S. Grossman
Colorado Cole Finegan *
Connecticut Vanessa Roberts Avery *
Delaware David C. Weiss *
District of Columbia Matthew M. Graves *
Florida, Middle Roger B. Handberg
Florida, Northern Jason R. Coody
Florida, Southern Juan A. Gonzalez
Georgia, Middle Peter D. Leary
Georgia, Northern Ryan K. Buchanan *
Georgia, Southern David H. Estes
Guam & Northern Mariana Islands Shawn N. Anderson
Hawaii Clare E. Connors *
Idaho Joshua D. Hurwit *
Illinois, Central Gregory K. Harris *
Illinois, Northern John R. Lausch, Jr. *
Illinois, Southern Rachelle L. Crowe *
Indiana, Northern Clifford D. Johnson *
Indiana, Southern Zachary A. Myers *
Iowa, Northern Timothy Duax
Iowa, Southern Richard D. Westphal
Kansas Duston J. Slinkard
Kentucky, Eastern Carlton S. Shier IV
Kentucky, Western Michael A. Bennett
Louisiana, Eastern Duane A. Evans
Louisiana, Middle Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. *
Louisiana, Western Brandon B. Brown *
Maine Darcie N. McElwee *
Maryland Erek L. Barron *
Massachusetts Rachael S. Rollins *
Michigan, Eastern Dawn N. Ison *
Michigan, Western Mark A. Totten *
Minnesota Andrew M. Luger *
Mississippi, Northern James C. “Clay” Joyner
Mississippi, Southern Darren J. LaMarca
Missouri, Eastern Sayler A. Fleming
Missouri, Western Teresa A. Moore
Montana Jesse A. Laslovich *
Nebraska Steven A. Russell ^
Nevada Jason M. Frierson *
New Hampshire Jane E. Young *
New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger *
New Mexico Alexander M.M. Uballez *
New York, Eastern Breon S. Peace *
New York, Northern Carla B. Freedman *
New York, Southern Damian Williams *
New York, Western Trini E. Ross *
North Carolina, Eastern Michael F. Easley, Jr. *
North Carolina, Middle Sandra J. Hairston *
North Carolina, Western Dena J. King *
North Dakota Jennifer K. Puhl
Ohio, Northern Michelle M. Baeppler #
Ohio, Southern Kenneth L. Parker *
Oklahoma, Eastern Christopher Wilson
Oklahoma, Northern Clinton J. Johnson
Oklahoma, Western Robert J. Troester
Oregon Natalie K. Wight *
Pennsylvania, Eastern Jacqueline C. Romero *
Pennsylvania, Middle Gerard M. Karam *
Pennsylvania, Western Cindy K. Chung *
Puerto Rico W. Stephen Muldrow *
Rhode Island Zachary A. Cunha *
South Carolina Adair F. Boroughs *
South Dakota Alison J. Ramsdell
Tennessee, Eastern Francis M. Hamilton III
Tennessee, Middle Mark H. Wildasin
Tennessee, Western Kevin G. Ritz *
Texas, Eastern Brit Featherston
Texas, Northern Chad E. Meacham
Texas, Southern Jennifer Lowery 
Texas, Western Ashley Hoff
Utah Trina A. Higgins *
Vermont Nikolas P. Kerest *
Virgin Islands Delia L. Smith *
Virginia, Eastern Jessica D. Aber *
Virginia, Western Christopher R. Kavanaugh *
Washington, Eastern Vanessa Waldref *
Washington, Western Nicholas W. Brown *
West Virginia, Northern William J. Ihlenfeld *
West Virginia, Southern William S. Thompson *
Wisconsin, Eastern Gregory J. Haanstad *
Wisconsin, Western Timothy O’Shea
Wyoming Nicholas Vassallo ^

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