Eric Schmitt was sworn in as the 43rd Attorney General for the State of Missouri on January 3, 2019. As Attorney General, Eric is focused on keeping Missouri families safe and protecting Missouri taxpayers and consumers. As the lawyer for all six million Missourians, Eric is fighting each and every day to protect opportunities for the next generations.
The Attorney General serves as the chief legal officer of the State. The Attorney General is mandated by our constitution and elected by the people of Missouri.
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.
You may contact the Attorney General's Office with questions by phone or email.
Thank you for your interest in working at Office of Attorney General Eric Schmitt. As an office and as professionals, we are committed to serving the public and to making a difference in the lives of Missouri's residents.