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William P. Ring - County Attorney

Bill Ring was elected as Coconino County on November 8, 2016 and he took office on January 6, 2017. Previously, Mr. Ring served for 15 years in the Coconino County Attorney’s Office in every position common to deputy county attorneys including juvenile, misdemeanor and felony prosecutor and, most often, as a civil deputy and Senior Civil Attorney.
Mr. Ring began his career with the Coconino County Attorney in 1989 and has served under prior County Attorneys, the honorable Mr. Verkamp, Mr. Hance, and Mr. Rozema.

Mr. Ring is a strong advocate for improving the safety of Communities through the vigorous and fair application of the law, and for ethical and effective public service from the dedicated members of the Coconino County Attorneys Office. Mr. Ring is admitted to practice law in the State of Arizona and the Supreme Court of the United States, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the District Courts of Arizona.

Mr. Ring is a graduate of the University of Rochester with a degree in Religious Studies (B.A., 1983) and a Master’s Degree in Education (M.S. Ed., 1985). He is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Rogers College of Law (J.D., 1989). He has been active in a variety of civic leadership groups including the Coconino County Bar Association (past-President), and is a past-Board Member to the Coconino County Sustainable Economic Development Initiative, the Northern Arizona Builders Association and the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Ring is a graduate of the inaugural Flinn-Brown Foundation’s Civic Leadership Academy and he will continue to provide leadership skills and qualities to the Coconino County Attorneys Office.

Mr. Ring and his wife have lived in Flagstaff for 28 continuous years and raised their children in Flagstaff. The children are pursuing undergraduate and graduate work in engineering, philosophy and medicine.


Jane Nicoletti-Jones - Chief Deputy

Jane Nicoletti-Jones has 24 years of courtroom experience in both civil and criminal practice.  She hold a B.S. in Economics (summa cum laude 1980) from the ASU College of Arts and Sciences and a Juris Doctor (magna cum laude 1984) from the ASU College of Law. She also holds an M.Ed in Secondary Education from NAU (2004).
In addition to being licensed to practice law in both the state and federal courts of Arizona, she has served as adjunct faculty for the Scottsdale Community College Business Institute. She has also volunteered her time as adjunct faculty for the ASU College of Law, assisting in the presentation of trial practice and evidence seminar classes. 

Ms. Nicoletti-Jones practiced for ten years as a Deputy County Attorney in Maricopa County where her responsibilities ranged from prosecution of street crime, complex fraud and white collar matters, and organized crime and drug conspiracy work. She also served as a trial group supervisor and assisted in drafting a policy and procedure manual. In civil practice, while engaged with the firm of Graham and Associates, Ms. Nicoletti-Jones represented the City of Phoenix, the City of Scottsdale, and the Maricopa County Flood Control District in all phases of condemnation litigation as well as zoning and relocation matters.

Ms. Nicoletti-Jones joined the Coconino County Attorney’s Office in February 2007, after coming to her senses and getting out of the Valley heat. She managed the charging process for the felony cases from 2008 to 2016, engaging with County-wide police agencies in that regard and administering the County Grand Jury proceedings. Ms. Nicoletti-Jones was appointed on September 30, 2016 to serve as the Chief Deputy Attorney for Coconino County.