Christine J. Roberts, Esq., M.B.A.
Chief Civil Deputy

The Civil Division of the County Attorney’s Office represents the Board of Supervisors and the following County elected officials: Sheriff, Treasurer, School Superintendent, Recorder and Assessor, along with their departments and staff.  The Civil Division also represents the County’s Public Fiduciary, fifteen fire districts, several special districts and Cochise College.

The Civil Division’s responsibilities include defending lawsuits against the County, prosecuting lawsuits on the County’s behalf and advising the elected officials and staff.

The Civil Division also represents prospective adoptive parents who are seeking to adopt a minor child in an uncontested adoption proceeding.  If you are interested in adopting, please review the Guide to Adoption Proceedings in the files below, then contact our office and we would be happy to assist you.

Additionally, the Civil Division works closely with Arizona Complete Health, aiding with mental health involuntary commitments.  For more information on mental health proceedings, please review the Guide to Court-Ordered Mental Health Proceedings located in the files below.

Finally, the Civil Division is the County’s coordinator for public record requests. To submit a public record request go to the Public Records Inspection and Copy Request web page located at ( fill in the blanks on the page, confirm that you are not a robot and click submit. Your request will be answered in the order in which it was received.

Our office is located at 100 Higgins Hill in Old Bisbee. We can be reached by phone at (520) 432-8750.