U.S. Attorney Law and Legal Definition

U.S. Attorney is a lawyer appointed by the President to prosecute and defend cases for the federal government in United States district court and United States court of appeals. One U.S. Attorney is assigned to each of the judicial districts, with the exception of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands where a single U.S. Attorney serves both districts. Each U.S. Attorney is the chief federal law enforcement officer within his or her particular jurisdiction. U.S. Attorney’s are also referred to as Federal Prosecutors.