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Representing the State - Defense

John Sevier State Office Building

The defense area of the Attorney General's Office includes three divisions whose primary responsibilities include defending state agencies in a variety of lawsuits and tort claims.

Civil Litigation and State Services Division: Kevin Steiling, Deputy

The CLASS Division represents the state’s various educational agencies and institutions and deals with state purchasing and personnel matters. It represents the state in employment and construction litigation along with reviewing state contracts.


Civil Rights and Claims Division: Mark A. Hudson, Deputy

The CRAC Division defends tort and workers’ compensation actions filed against all departments and agencies of state government. The division also defends state employees of various departments sued in civil rights actions for money damages.


Special Litigation Division: Steven A. Hart, Special Counsel

The Special Litigation division handles special litigation and assists other divisions in litigation matters.