Civil Division

The Civil Division serves as in-house counsel for Pinal County and its officials, entities and 50-plus departments, including—the Board of Supervisors, Sheriff, Recorder, Assessor, Treasurer, Superintendent of Schools, and Public Fiduciary.

By statute, the Civil Division is also authorized to provide legal services to certain county special taxing districts (such as the Flood Control District, and Public Health Services District), along with several school districts in the County. Pursuant to Arizona law, the County Attorney’s Office, including the Civil Division, cannot provide legal advice or representation to any private individuals or entities.

The Civil Division has a staff of 8 attorneys and 5 legal support professionals, who provide a broad array of legal services covering the following areas: general legal advice and representation; defending lawsuits and claims; negotiating and drafting contracts, and other transactional matters; intergovernmental operations and projects; open meetings; public records; personnel and labor; zoning, planning and land use; public education; elections; local taxation; environmental; code enforcement; and legislative review.

The Civil Division also represents the State of Arizona in civil asset forfeiture proceedings, civil mental health commitments hearings, and uncontested adoptions. The County Attorney’s Office is committed to furthering the needs and goals of the County through superior legal services that foster professionalism, efficiency and adherence to the law.

Civil Asset Forfeiture

The Civil Division reviews all civil asset forfeiture cases submitted by law enforcement agencies in Pinal County pursuant to applicable state laws, which include A.R.S. § 13-4301 et seq. Cases accepted by the office are then litigated by the Division. Civil asset forfeiture serves several purposes, including: deterring persons or entities seeking to profit from crime (“racketeering”) by removing profits, weapons and property used in the commission of these offenses; reimbursing costs incurred by the government’s investigation and enforcement in these cases; making additional funding available for law enforcement training and tools as well as for qualified community projects; and can also be used to provide restitution to victims of these crimes.

The Pinal County Attorney’s Office also administers the property and funds forfeited to the state and local agencies as described above. PCAO processes requests for Anti-Racketeering Funds from governmental entities and community organizations in Pinal County according to state law. The vast majority of racketeering property and money seizures are the tools and proceeds of drug dealers and their distribution systems. The majority of Anti-Racketeering Funds are directed to law enforcement operations that keep drugs out of our County. Anti-Racketeering Funds are also available for community efforts that combat the ill effects that drugs and crime have on our youth.

Adoptions

The Pinal County Attorney’s Office handles uncontested adoptions at no cost to Pinal County residents.  Families must pay fingerprint fees and birth certificate fees, but no attorneys’ fees.  Uncontested adoptions include, but are not limited to: a step-parent who has been legally married to the child’s birth parent for at least one year; or other relative adoptions (grandparent, great-grandparent, aunt, uncle, adult sibling).

If you have permanent guardianship, you may also qualify.  We also assist adoption agencies with finalizing adoptions, as well as, foreign adoptions, and foreign re-adoptions.  We do not, however, handle Arizona Department of Child Safety (“DCS”) involved adoptions. Please contact your case worker or DCS for more information.

In the event of a stepparent adoption, the child must be legally free from only the non-custodial parent, and in all other adoptions, the child must be legally free from all parents. In both circumstances, this is required whether the parent(s) location is known or not, whether their identity is known or not, or whether the parent is involved in the child’s life or not.  Therefore, parental rights of the non-custodial parent must be severed before the adoption can take place or the non-custodial parent must have provided valid written consent.

If you need assistance in filing for severance of parental rights, you can obtain the necessary paperwork at the Arizona Superior Court website:

http://www.coscpinalcountyaz.gov/forms.html

See Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 8, to read all laws governing adoptions in Arizona:

https://www.azleg.gov/arsDetail/?title=8

If you believe that you fit the criteria set forth above, please contact the Pinal County Attorney’s Office for an application at (520) 866-6271.


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Mental Health

People are becoming more aware of mental illness and its prevalence in our society. Many people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness live very normal lives and function quite well with treatment and medications. Unfortunately, for some people, their illness prevents them from accepting treatment on a voluntary basis. A.R.S. § 36-503.01 orders the County Attorney to represent agencies in judicial proceedings when they file petitions for court-ordered evaluations and treatment. The Civil Division works with AHCCCS, Regional Behavioral Health Authorities and local mental health providers to identify these patients and get them into the treatment they need. Sometimes this requires that we seek court-ordered treatment and sometimes the patients accept treatment on a voluntary basis. The patient’s rights and our duties are all spelled out in A.R.S. § 36-501 through A.R.S. § 36-550.08.


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Elected Officials

The Civil Division serves as in-house counsel for Pinal County and its elected officials, entities and 50-plus departments, including—the Board of Supervisors, Sheriff, Recorder, Assessor, Treasurer, Superintendent of Schools, and Public Fiduciary.  Find more information about the elected officials below.


The Pinal County Office of the Clerk is located at the Pinal County Superior Courthouse.

Find more information about the Clerk’s Office.

Pinal County Superior Court Judges are listed below.  Read more about Superior Court Judges here.


Hon. Stephen F. McCarville, Presiding

Superior Court Presiding Judge & Civil Presiding Judge

Hon. Kevin D. White
Superior Court Associate Presiding Judge

Hon. Joseph R. Georgini
Family Law Presiding Judge

Hon. Steven J. Fuller 
Judge

Hon. Daniel A. Washburn
Juvenile Presiding Judge

Hon. Jason R. Holmberg
Criminal Presiding Judge

Hon. Delia Neal
Judge

Hon. Christopher J. O’Neil

Judge

Hon. Patrick K. Gard
Judge

Hon. DeLana J. Fuller 
Commissioner

Hon. Richard T. Platt 
Commissioner

Hon. Lawrence A. Wharton 
Commissioner

Hon. Dwight P. Callahan 
Commissioner

Hon. Robert C. Olson
Presiding Probate Judge

Hon. Barbara A. Hazel

Commissioner

Hon. Karen F. Palmer
Commissioner

Pinal County has eight Justice Courts with presiding judges.

Precinct 7, Apache Junction Justice Court
Hon. Shaun Babeu

Precinct 2, Casa Grande Justice Court
Hon. John Ellsworth

Precinct 3, Eloy Justice Court
Hon. Eustino III “Tino” Tarango

Precinct 1, Florence Justice Court
Hon. Brett Eisele

Precinct 4, Mammoth Justice Court
Hon. Arnold Estrada

Precinct 5, Oracle Justice Court
Hon. Nancy Discher

Precinct 6, Superior Justice Court
Hon. Larry Bravo

Precinct 8, Maricopa Justice Court
Hon. Lyle Riggs

Sheriff Mark Lamb

Mark Lamb was elected as the 24th Sheriff of Pinal County on January 1st, 2017.  The Sheriff’s headquarters is located in Florence.  In addition, PCSO has 10 substations located throughout Pinal County.  Gold Canyon (Region A)Ironwood (Region A)San Tan (Region A)Florence (Region B)Kearny (Region B)San Manuel (Region B)Oracle (Region B)Saddlebrooke (Region B)Arizona City (Region B)Casa Grande (Region C), and Stanfield (Region C).

Find more information about Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

There are five district supervisors in Pinal Couty:

District 1 Supervisor Kevin Cavanaugh was elected to the Board of Supervisors in November 2020. Representing Florence, Coolidge, and the Copper Corridor.

District 2 Supervisor Mike Goodman is an Arizona native and resident of Pinal County for 15 years.

District 3 Supervisor Stephen Miller is an Arizona native and resident of Pinal County for more than 40 years, Steve Miller took office in January 2013.

District 4 Supervisor Jeff McClure was elected to the Board of Supervisors in November 2020. Representing the City of Maricopa and southern Pinal County.

District 5 Supervisor Jeff Serdy represents the Apache Junction and Gold Canyon region of Pinal County.

WHAT IS A CONSTABLE?

A Constable is an Elected Officer who serves in the Justice Region where they reside.  A Constable serves both criminally and civilly during the process of the Magistrate and Justice of the Peace Court or other competent authority.  Voters elect Constables in their Justice Region for a period of four years.  The nature of their duties involved interacting with citizens in the Region that they serve.  A Constable is one of two Elected Peace Officers in the State of Arizona.  They are responsible for the process out of the Justice of Peace and Magistrate Courts. The other one is the Sheriff who is responsible for the processes out of the Superior Court.

The Constables and Sheriffs have similar duties and responsibilities by State Law but differ in the fact Constables do not patrol and generally do not investigate crimes.  Constables are also not mandated to maintain a Jail system.

Below is a list of the local Pinal County Constables:

Mal Osgood
Precinct 1 – Constable, Pioneer Justice Court
Constable Phone: 520-709-8656
Court Phone: 480-982-2921
Court Fax: 520-866-6153
Mal.Osgood@pinalcountyaz.gov
575 N Idaho Road, Suite 200
Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Scott Elliott
Precinct 2 – Constable, Casa Grande Justice Court
Constable Phone: 520-705-3794
Court Phone: 520-836-5471
Court Fax: 520-866-7404
Scott.Elliotte@pinalcountyaz.gov
820 E Cottonwood Lane
Casa Grande, AZ 85122

David Irvin
Precinct 3 – Constable, Central Pinal Justice Court
Constable Phone: 520-705-1695
Main Court Phone (Florence location): 520-866-7194
Main Court Fax (Florence location): 520-866-7190
Satellite Office Phone (Eloy location): 520-483-7072
Satellite Office Fax (Eloy location): 520-466-4473
David.irvin@pinalcountyaz.gov
Main Court Location:
400 S Central Avenue – Florence, AZ 85132
Satellite Office Location:
801 N Main Street – Eloy, AZ 85131

Glenn Morrison
Precinct 4 – Constable, Western Pinal Justice Court
Constable Phone: 520-840-5294
Court Phone: 520-866-3999
Court Fax: 520-866-3990
Glenn.Morrison@pinalcountyaz.gov
19955 N Wilson Avenue
Maricopa, AZ 85139

Mike Sloan
Precinct 5 – Constable, Copper Corridor Justice Court
Constable Phone: 520-709-8658
Main Court Phone (Superior location): 520-866-6950
Main Court Fax (Superior location): 520-689-2369
Satellite Office Phone (Oracle location): 520-866-7801
Satellite Office Fax (Oracle location): 520-866-7812
Mike.Sloan@pinalcountyaz.gov
Main Court Location:
60 E Main Street – Superior, AZ 85173
Satellite Office Location:
1470 N Justice Drive – Oracle, AZ 85623

Ted Gremmel
Precinct 6 – Constable, Apache Junction Justice Court
Constable Phone: 480-694-8595
Court Phone: 480-982-2921
Court Fax: 520-866-6153
Ted.Gremmel@pinalcountyaz.gov
575 N Idaho Road, Suite 200
Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Pinal County Treasurer

Michael McCord

Michael P. McCord was elected to the position of Treasurer in 2016.  He serves as the 27th Treasurer of Pinal County. The Recorder’s Office has three satellite locations: Apache JunctionCasa Grande, and Mammoth.

Find more information about the Treasure’s Office.

Recorder

Virginia Ross

Virginia Ross was elected to office in 2012.  She began serving as the Pinal County Recorder in January 2013. The Recorder’s Office has two satellite locations: Apache Junction and Casa Grande.

Find more information about the Recorder’s Office.

Douglas Wolf is the 21st person to serve as your elected County Assessor. Mr. Wolf was elected in 2012.

Find more information about the County Assessor’s Office.

Jill Broussard is the current County School Superintendent. The County Superintendent is elected for a four-year term on a partisan ticket. A current teaching certificate is required to hold the office.

Find more information about the School Superintendent.


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Civil Division

The Civil Division serves as in-house counsel for Pinal County and its officials, entities and 50-plus departments, including—the Board of Supervisors, Sheriff, Recorder, Assessor, Treasurer, Superintendent of Schools, and Public Fiduciary.

By statute, the Civil Division is also authorized to provide legal services to certain county special taxing districts (such as the Flood Control District, and Public Health Services District), along with several school districts in the County. Pursuant to Arizona law, the County Attorney’s Office, including the Civil Division, cannot provide legal advice or representation to any private individuals or entities.

The Civil Division has a staff of 8 attorneys and 5 legal support professionals, who provide a broad array of legal services covering the following areas: general legal advice and representation; defending lawsuits and claims; negotiating and drafting contracts, and other transactional matters; intergovernmental operations and projects; open meetings; public records; personnel and labor; zoning, planning and land use; public education; elections; local taxation; environmental; code enforcement; and legislative review.

The Civil Division also represents the State of Arizona in civil asset forfeiture proceedings, civil mental health commitments hearings, and uncontested adoptions. The County Attorney’s Office is committed to furthering the needs and goals of the County through superior legal services that foster professionalism, efficiency and adherence to the law.


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