Alabama Attorney General's Office

The Attorney General's main office is in the Alabama State House, located directly behind the State Capitol in Montgomery. This building is also the home of the State Legislature. The Attorney General's suite is on the 3rd floor.

 

The address is:

Office of the Attorney General

Alabama State House

11 South Union Street, Third Floor Montgomery, AL 36130

 

Main Office Telephone: 334-242-7300

 

Consumer Affairs Division:1-800-392-5658

 

Office of Victim Assistance: 1-800-626-7676

 

Family Protection Unit: 1-800-230-9485

 

Workers Comp Fraud: 1-800-923-2533

 

Administrative Hearings Division: 334-242-7433

 

Capital Litigation Division: 334-242-7408

 

Constitutional Defense Division: 334-242-7300

 

Consumer Affairs: 334-242-7335

 

Criminal Appeals Division: 334-242-7386

 

Environmental Division: 334-242-4260

 

General Civil & Administrative Law Division: 334-242-7300

 

Investigations: 334-242-7345

 

Legislative Affairs: 334-242-7351

 

Medicaid Fraud Division: 334-353-8793

 

Opinions Division: 334-242-7403

 

Public Corruption & White Collar Crime: 334-353-8494

 

Public Information: 334-242-7300

 

Violent Crimes Division: 334-242-7407

 

To obtain an attorney or legal aid referral, you may contact the Alabama State Bar Lawyer Referral Service at http://www.alabar.org/lrs/ or by calling 1-800-392-5660.

 

What does the Attorney General do?

The Attorney General is a constitutional officer whose duties and powers are set out in Title 36, Chapter 15, of the Code of Alabama (1975). As the State's attorney, he provides legal representation for the State of Alabama, its officers, departments, and agencies.

 

The Attorney General defends the State in all lawsuits in which the State is named as a defendant. He represents the State in all court proceedings wherein the constitutionality of a state statute is challenged.

 

In addition to defending the State, the Attorney General may initiate court action, both civil and criminal, to protect the State's interests or to enforce State law.

 

The Attorney General represents the State in all criminal actions in the appellate courts of the State of Alabama and in habeas corpus proceedings in the federal courts.

 

He has the authority to superintend and direct the prosecution of any state criminal case. The Attorney General issues legal advice in the form of formal or informal written opinions to authorized public officials and agencies.