City Attorney


(left to right): Richard W. Files, City Attorney; and Rodney C. Short, Deputy City Attorney. Not pictured: Joseph D. Estes, Assistant City Attorney; K. Scott McCoy, Assistant City Attorney; Jay R. Cairns, City Prosecutor; Emily K. Hart, Assistant City Prosecutor/Police Legal Advisor.

The City Attorney's Office is comprised of three divisions: the City Attorney's Office, which represents the City in civil matters; the City Prosecutor's Office, which handles the prosecution of misdemeanor crimes committed in the City of Yuma; and Risk Management, which identifies, assesses and manages City liability, safety and insurance matters.

Neither the Yuma City Attorney's Office nor the Prosecutor's Office can represent individuals or organizations. For assistance in seeking legal representation contact the Arizona State Bar (

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