Hillar C. Moore III District Attorney, East Baton Rouge Parish
Hillar C. Moore III is the District Attorney for the 19th Judicial District, East Baton Rouge Parish, serving in his second term. He is currently the President of the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association.
He received his undergraduate degree from LSU, majoring in Criminal Justice. He completed course work for a Masters in Criminal Justice and later graduated from the Southern Law Center in Baton Rouge.
His career path has taken him from a District Attorney’s investigator, to a criminal defense attorney and now as District Attorney. He has been in the criminal justice field for over forty years.
His many awards include FBI Director’s Award for Excellence, Louisiana State Police Colonel’s Award for Excellence, LSU College of Human Sciences & Education Community Partner Award, Children’s Coalition for the Love of the Children Lifetime Achievement Award, Esprit de Femme/Men who Champion Women Honoree, Sunshine Foundation Honoree, Cenikor’s Elected Official of the Year, LSU Hall of Distinction.
He is married to Dawn Marie Moore. They have three children, Hayden, a practicing attorney in Baton Rouge, Hillar IV, a criminal justice major and John Michael a freshman at LSU.
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