What We Do
The county attorney provides legal representation to the Shelby County Fiscal Court, elected county officials and all county agencies and departments. The county attorney is also responsible for representing the state in Shelby District Court including the prosecution of all criminal, traffic and juvenile cases filed in that court as well as all dependency, neglect and abuse cases filed in Shelby Family Court. The office is also charged with preparing mental inquest petitions and warrants and guardianship/disability petitions filed in Shelby District Court. Additionally, the Shelby County Attorney has a child support collection office that pursues the collection of child support, the enforcement of child support orders and establishment of paternity.