Legal Services

As the chief legal officer for the State of Kansas, the Attorney General’s Office defends the State and its employees acting in their official capacity against lawsuits.

The office also issues legal opinions in response to requests from elected officials or government agencies seeking interpretation and advice on state and federal law. Click here to access the database of Attorney General’s Opinions.

An open and transparent government is essential to the democratic process. Attorney General Derek Schmidt is dedicated to making the Kansas government more accessible to the public. Learn more about the Kansas Open Records Act and Kansas Open Meetings Act, and our office open records policy.

The Attorney General’s Office is also charged with enforcing the terms of the tobacco master settlement agreement.

The Attorney General’s Office cannot provide legal advice or represent individuals in personal legal matters or disputes with local or state government. Click here for frequently asked questions about the legal system. To contact a private attorney, please contact the Kansas Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-928-3111.