Seth Uphoff (Republican)
Fax: (815) 844-6519
The State’s Attorney’s office is not only in charge of prosecuting criminal matters, but also serving as legal counsel to the county government in civil matters. This office also contains a Victim Witness Coordinator who is in charge of processing requests for orders of protection and addressing the needs and rights of victims of criminal offenses.
In addition to the most familiar responsibility of the State’s Attorney’s Office, prosecution of criminal matters, the office also serves as legal counsel to the county government in civil matters. In that capacity, the State’s Attorney provides legal advice to all elected and appointed county officials and the County Board on matters of official business, prosecutes civil actions brought by county officials in their official capacity, and defends all actions brought against the county, county officials or county employees in their official capacity.
The office of Livingston County State’s Attorney is a full-time position, elected for four-year terms. The office holder may not maintain a private law practice, and the office may not represent private citizens in civil matters. Seth Uphoff presently serves as Livingston County State’s Attorney. Uphoff was elected as State’s Attorney in 2012.
Staff of the State’s Attorney’s Office consists of 3 full-time assistants, 4 secretaries, a part-time investigator, and a Victim Witness Coordinator, who processes requests for orders of protection and addresses the needs and rights of victims of criminal offenses.
The State’s Attorney’s Office is located at the Law & Justice Center and the phone number is 815/844-5169