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Meet the U. S. Attorney

Gary M. Restaino

United States Attorney

District of Arizona

Gary M. Restaino was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on October 27, 2021 and confirmed by the United States Senate on November 19, 2021. He was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the District of Arizona on November 23, 2021.  

On March 30, 2022, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland appointed Mr. Restaino to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC). Created in 1973, the AGAC advises the Attorney General on matters of policy, procedure, and management impacting the Offices of the U.S. Attorneys and elevates the voices of United States Attorneys in Department policies.

On April 25, 2022, President Biden appointed Mr. Restaino as the Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a temporary position he held, in addition to his United States Attorney duties, until July 13, 2022.

Prior to his confirmation as United States Attorney, Mr. Restaino had been an Assistant United States Attorney since 2003.  He served as the Chief of the Criminal Division in Phoenix from 2012 to 2016, and as the Chief of the White Collar Crime Section from 2008 to 2009. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Restaino was detailed as a Trial Attorney to the Public Integrity Section in Washington, D.C.  Prior to his employment as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Restaino was a civil rights lawyer from 1999 to 2003 with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, and represented migrant and seasonal farmworkers with Community Legal Services, Inc. from 1996 to 1999.  Between college and law school he served for two years with the Peace Corps in rural Paraguay.

Mr. Restaino received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1996 and his B.A. from Haverford College in 1990.

Dates of Service: 
2021 - Present - Present
Updated August 31, 2022