County Attorney's Office
YOUR COUNTY ATTORNEY AT WORK
Matthew J. Smith, Mohave County Attorney
315 N. 4th Street
Kingman, AZ 86401
The mission of the
Mohave County Attorney’s Office is:
In each of Arizona’s 15 counties, a
County Attorney is elected to handle
numerous criminal and civil legal
responsibilities with a four-year term of
To conduct the prosecution of all felony offenses
within the County and the prosecution of
misdemeanors in the unincorporated areas.
Advise law enforcement agencies and the grand jury.
Assist crime victims and witnesses.
Represent County government and its agencies,
school districts, fire departments, and
other public agencies.
Smith was recommended by former Mohave
County Attorney Bill Ekstrom in December of
2003, and unanimously selected by the Mohave
County Board of Supervisors to fill out
Ekstrom’s unexpired term. Matt is a
graduate of the University of Arizona with a
J.D., 1985 and Gannon University in Erie,
Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Political
Science, 1982. He moved to Kingman in
1987. He is married and he and his wife,
Margaret have two daughters.
Matt began his legal career
as a prosecutor with the Mohave County
Attorney’s Office 17 years ago and served
the community as head of the felony trial
division for the last 7 years. As County
Attorney he supervises an office of 21
prosecutors and 5 civil deputies. He
continues to do trial work and specializes
in handling death penalty and child
The County Attorney is an elected official serving a four-year term.