About the Cook County State's Attorney's Office

With nearly 900 attorneys and more than 1,500 employees, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office is the second largest prosecutor's office in the nation. The Office is responsible for the prosecution of all misdemeanor and felony crimes committed in Cook County, one of the largest counties in the United States. 

In addition to direct criminal prosecution, Assistant State’s Attorneys file legal actions to enforce child support orders, litigate to protect consumers and the elderly from exploitation, and assist thousands of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence each year.  The State’s Attorney also serves as legal counsel for the government of Cook County.

The Office is divided into seven bureaus: Criminal Prosecutions, Juvenile Justice, Narcotics, Special Prosecutions, Civil Actions, Investigations, and Administrative Services.