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D.A. Hillar Moore

East Baton Rouge Parish

Hillar Moore completed his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice at LSU in Baton Rouge. After graduating, Hillar worked as an investigator for the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's office for 12 years where he collected evidence and surveyed crime scenes. Hillar received training from around the country in crime scene investigation and forensics. He also received crime scene training at the FBI Academy in Quantico.

While working as an investigator, Hillar completed class work towards a master’s degree in criminal justice and later attended and graduated from Southern University Law School, finishing Magna Cum Laude. After graduating law school he then began working in private law practice. He maintained a private practice, specializing in criminal defense for 16 years.

Hillar realized his goal of returning to the District Attorney’s Office as the elected DA in 2009. He has brought new and innovative ideas to the DA's office, while reaching out to community leaders.