James P. Walsh was elected to the position of Pinal County Attorney in November 2008. He was initially appointed to the office by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors on May 18, 2007.
The County Attorney is responsible for prosecuting both felony and misdemeanor crimes in Pinal County. He also acts as legal advisor to the County’s Board of Supervisors, county departments, school districts and certain special districts.
In 2010, the Arizona Prosecuting Attorney’s Advisory Council (APAAC) chose him to be the Arizona Director on the Board of the National District Attorney’s Association (NDAA).
Mr. Walsh also serves on the Pinal County Law Enforcement Association Board of Directors, chairs the Pinal County Anti-Meth Coalition and serves on the Board of the Arizona Auto Theft Authority.
Before becoming the Pinal County Attorney, he was the Chief Deputy and Special Counsel for Southern Arizona in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
Jim has served the people of Arizona as a State Senator (1975-76) and has been active in community and professional organizations, including the Arizona Humanities Council, the Dougherty Foundation, and the Oracle Land Trust.
He graduated from the University of Chicago School of Law in 1970. Walsh practiced law at the Phoenix law firm, Lewis & Roca, in the early 70’s where John P. Frank was his mentor and friend. He pursued a doctoral program in Justice Studies at Arizona State University.
Jim lives in Oracle, Arizona with his wife Judy.
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Fellow Pinal County residents,I am pleased to report that the Pinal County Attorney’s Office (PCAO) is continuing to serve you with dedication aiming to provide quality services both in doing justice and in working to prevent crime.
A Pinal County jury on Thursday, July 26, 2012 found Jose Lopez, 26, guilty of first degree murder and child abuse for the 2007 murder of 21-month-old Mia Alvarez.Lopez fled prior to the end of trial and his whereabouts are unknown. A warrant for his arrest was issued by Pinal County Superior Court. The authorities are attempting to locate him. The public is encouraged to contact the US Marshall’s Office or the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office with any information of his whereabouts.
A Pinal County jury on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, found David Allen Becklehimer guilty of burglary in the third degree, a class 4 felony.Becklehimer, 54, broke in the Presbyterian Church of Superior on Saturday, April 23, 2011 and was caught going through cabinets of the church’s basement area.
Pinal County Attorney James P. Walsh donated $1,100 from RICO funds to the San Tan Valley Think Tank to fund the Pinal County Scholastic Essay Contest scholarships to Central Arizona College.
“In these tough economic times we are doing our part to support the education for our children,” said James P. Walsh, Pinal County Attorney. “Higher education is an economic engine for our county and it can help attract quality jobs. I am proud to support scholastic efforts and use money seized from criminal activities in this manner.”
The Pinal County Scholastic Essay Contest was created to promote serious discussion among high school students, teachers and local leaders on science and technology in Pinal County.
A Pinal County jury on Friday, April 13, 2012 found Herman Lee Green Sr. guilty of 41 counts that included child molestation, sexual conduct with a minor, child abuse and aggravated assault against a person under the age of 15.Green 43, of Casa Grande was convicted of crimes committed from 2000 to 2010 against his own four children. The case came to light on September 2010, when one of the children contacted police and said her father was abusing her sexually for the past nine years.