To protect and advance the interests of the state and its citizens through the judicial and legislative process and to serve as the People’s lawyer, fighting for openness and justice, especially for those who have no voice.
The Attorney General serves as the chief legal officer of the State of Missouri as mandated by our Constitution. The Attorney General is elected by Missouri voters, serves a four-year term, and is not subject to constitutional term limits.
The Attorney General’s Office represents and provides legal advice to most state agencies; defends challenges to the validity of state laws; enforces civil law, including consumer protection and environmental laws; defends the State’s interest in civil actions, including bankruptcies, workers’ compensation claims, professional licensing cases, and habeas corpus actions filed by state and federal inmates; and serves as a special prosecutor in criminal cases when appointed. In addition, the Office handles all appeals statewide from felony convictions.
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 represents the State in litigation at all levels ranging from a variety of administrative tribunals to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Office also includes an Office of Solicitor General, who represents the interests of the state in appellate and national matters.
The Attorney General’s main office is located at:
Supreme Court Building
207 W. High St.
P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102
We also have regional offices located in Cape Girardeau, Kansas City, Springfield, and St. Louis. Our offices are open from 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday on non-holidays. For more information about our offices, visit our Contact Us page.