Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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Each month our office receives more than 2,000 emails asking for help or information. We have found that many of the constituent inquiries fall into the same categories. In some cases, these inquiries can more efficiently be handled by the agency that specializes in the area of the complaint.  In order to help serve you in a more timely manner, we have provided answers to the most asked questions in each of these categories in Help by Topic.

State law prohibits the Attorney General, deputy attorneys general, and assistant attorneys general from engaging in the private practice of law.  This means that they cannot represent private citizens in court either to bring an action on behalf of an individual, or to defend an individual. Any private citizen needing such representation should consult a private attorney. 

Per the state's public records act, please be aware that all correspondence submitted to the Attorney General's Office is subject to public disclosure.

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Consistent with the July 24, 2020 extension of the Governor’s “Safe Start Phased Reopening” plan, the Washington Attorney General’s Office will authorize and acknowledge original service of process of a Summons and Complaint by e-mail only at the following address:  serviceATG@atg.wa.gov.  This authorization applies only to suits against the State of Washington, its state agencies and state officials in their official capacities.  The AGO does not otherwise agree to waive original service of process for individually named defendants and the AGO does not hereby waive service on its client agencies when service is required by statute. Documents received after 5:00 p.m. on any business day will be deemed received the following business day.   

DO NOT USE THIS EMAIL ADDRESS FOR DELIVERY OF ANY OTHER FILING RELATED TO ONGOING LITIGATION OR FOR GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE AGO.  For delivery of any other filing (except the original Summons and Complaint) related to ongoing litigation, contact the assigned AAG,   For consumer complaints, constituent contacts or requests for public records, consult the AGO website at www.atg.wa.gov. This waiver is effective until further notice.

This notice may be amended or updated as circumstances require.