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County Attorney

Due to COVID-19, our office will be closed to the public until further notice.

Department Responsibility

The County Attorney's Office is the sole legal advisor for Tompkins County and provides legal opinions and guidance to the Legislator, County Departments and staff.  It represents the County as a government entity in civil litigation, bankruptcy, foreclosure, solid waste and health department matters, capital projects and County property transactions, and acts as prosecutor of juvenile cases in Family Court.


Juvenile Justice

As the presentment agency in Family Court cases, this office represents the community, victims, and complainants in the prosecution of juvenile delinquency (JD) and PINS cases (Persons In Need of Supervision).  As a member of the Tompkins County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, this office is instumental in bringing juvenile crime issues, and potential solutions, to the forefront.  If you have questions regarding the juvenile court process or what services the County offers regarding juveniles, contact Suzi Cook.