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The Mississippi Attorney General

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer and advisor for the State of Mississippi on both civil and criminal matters. His responsibility is to represent public officials and governmental agencies and to issue legal opinions that interpret state law. The Attorney General has the sole power under Mississippi law to bring or defend a lawsuit on behalf of the state. He acts as counsel to state agencies to defend them or bring suit on their behalf. Most importantly, the Office is charged with the representation of the people of the State of Mississippi.

Jim Hood, Attorney General
(elected by voters)

601.359.3680

Agency Address:

550 High Street, Suite 1200
Jackson, MS 39205