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Civil Division

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Adriana G. Fralick
Chief Deputy District Attorney

Adriana Fralick was raised in northern Nevada and earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, and her Juris Doctor degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Ms. Fralick has dedicated her career to public service including as Executive Secretary to the Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission, and as Legal Counsel to the Nevada Commission on Ethics, General Counsel to Governor Jim Gibbons and Assistant General Counsel to the Nevada Public Utilities Commission. She currently serves on the Nevada Commission for Post Secondary Education and on the Nevada Health Centers Board of Directors. 




The primary duty of the Civil Division is to provide legal assistance to the Board of Supervisors, the other boards, agencies and commissions within Carson City government and the many City departments.

The District Attorney is "The City's Lawyer," providing oral or written opinions and legal advice to all City departments and staff. The Civil Division attorneys are also assigned the duty of defending all lawsuits brought against the county, and all City officers and employees named in lawsuits.

The Civil Division also initiates lawsuits as attorney for the City in condemnation, nuisance abatement, criminal forfeitures, collection of debts owed the City, etc. The Civil Division staff drafts legal documents, including resolutions and ordinances upon request of the Board of Supervisors, department heads and other agencies. Virtually every formal action taken by the Board of Supervisors must be memorialized by either a resolution or city ordinance.

On March 26, 2015, the Carson City District Attorney's Office and the Nevada Commission on Ethics presented training on Public Integrity Laws and Ethics in Government.  This informative presentation can be viewed in its entirety using the following link:


 Civil Division Staff - (775) 887-2070    
Adriana G. Fralick Chief Deputy District Attorney x7665
J. Daniel Yu Deputy District Attorney x7509
Iris Yowell     Deputy District Attorney x7101
Jana Whitson Legal Secretary x7091


Administrative Staff    
Kim Christiansen                     Office Manager                                                     x7090        
Anna Herring         Office Support Technician - Reception     x7095
Megan McCoy     Office Support Technician    x7108