Attorney General Liz Murrill

Protecting Our Heritage, Preserving Our Future

Liz Murrill Profile

Serving Louisiana

Whether you’re seeking justice in the courts, trustworthy information, or someone who will simply stand up for your family, business, and way of life, Attorney General Liz Murrill is the best lawyer for the job.

As Attorney General, her role is to push back against federal overreach that makes you feel squashed, ignored, or bullied. She stands for victims’ rights and accountability in our criminal justice system. And she is the one who makes sure the citizens of this State are heard in the courts, especially when they might feel pressured to remain silent.

As an eighth-generation Louisianian with over three decades experience, Liz Murrill is dedicated to defending the rule of law and protecting our inherent sovereignty as citizens of Louisiana. And it is through our work at the Louisiana Department of Justice that we can guide the people of this State through constant change without sacrificing our values, culture heritage, or unique way of life.

About Liz

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As Louisiana’s Attorney General, Liz Murrill stands at the forefront of the state’s legal landscape, wielding her expertise and unwavering dedication to defend the rule of law and protect the rights of its citizens. With a career spanning over three decades in both state and federal government, Liz has emerged as a respected figure known for her sharp legal mind, fierce advocacy, and deep commitment to justice.

Born in New Orleans and raised in Lafayette, Liz’s Louisiana roots run eight generations deep. She was instilled with a profound sense of community and service from an early age, values that would shape her future endeavors. After graduating from Lafayette High School, Liz pursued her passion for knowledge at Louisiana State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism. Her academic journey continued at LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law School, where she obtained her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 1991.

Following her graduation, Liz embarked on a remarkable legal career marked by a relentless pursuit of justice and a steadfast commitment to serving her fellow Louisianians. She began her professional journey by clerking in federal court for U.S. District Judge Frank J. Polozola and later for First Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Melvin Shortess, gaining invaluable insight into the inner workings of the legal system.

Driven by a passion for public service, Liz held several key positions within state government, including serving as Executive Counsel to Governor Bobby Jindal and the Commissioner of Administration. However, it was her groundbreaking role as Louisiana’s first Solicitor General that truly set her apart as a legal trailblazer. In this capacity, Liz demonstrated unparalleled leadership and legal acumen, representing the state’s interests in complex legal matters and advocating for the enforcement of the law at the federal level.

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Throughout her tenure as Solicitor General, Liz emerged as a fierce defender of Louisiana’s sovereignty and constitutional rights. She argued five cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and served as lead counsel in over 35 cases challenging federal overreach, ranging from attacks on religious liberty to COVID-19 mandates. Her track record of success in defending Louisiana’s interests on the national stage earned her widespread acclaim and cemented her reputation as a formidable advocate for justice.

In 2024, Liz Murrill made history as she was sworn in as Louisiana’s first female Attorney General, a testament to her enduring commitment to public service. In this new role, Liz has continued to champion the causes she holds dear, leading the charge in preserving Louisiana’s unique way of life and safeguarding the rights of its citizens.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Liz is deeply devoted to her family and community. She shares a fulfilling partnership with her husband, John, a fellow lawyer, and is the proud mother of four sons. Liz’s dedication to her family, coupled with her unwavering commitment to serving others, reflects her core values of integrity, compassion, and resilience.

In every aspect of her life and career, Liz Murrill exemplifies the qualities of a true leader: integrity, courage, and unwavering dedication to the principles of justice and the rule of law. As Louisiana’s Attorney General, she continues to inspire others with her passion for making a difference as well as her tireless pursuit of a better Louisiana.

About the Attorney General

Committed to Louisiana, Dedicated to the Rule of Law

From the Louisiana State Capitol to the U.S. Supreme Court

The Attorney General is the Chief Legal Officer of the State who makes an oath to protect and uphold the Constitutional rights of every Louisiana citizen.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Louisiana Department of Justice (LADOJ) serves Louisiana's legal interests and citizens by overseeing various divisions, offering legal resources, and addressing complaints.

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What does the Attorney General (AG) do?

An AG doesn’t serve as legal counsel for individual citizens. Instead, as the State’s chief legal officer, the Attorney General represents the people of Louisiana as a whole. In this way, the AG protects the public interests of the larger community from those who wish to damage, injure, silence, or defraud it.

That means protecting Louisiana’s natural resources, from our coastal marshes to our agricultural fields. It means investigating fraud and other crimes against our most vulnerable, as well as securing justice. And it means educating our citizens so that they can make wise choices based on information they can trust, whether that’s meant to help a loved one escape the toxic maze of opioid addiction or to steer consumers away from other harmful or hazardous products.

To be sure, the role of an AG can be complex. On the one hand, the Attorney General is required to enforce the laws as they are written and ensure compliance; on the other, he or she can advocate for new policy and issue legal opinions as necessary to protect and inform citizens. That’s just one example.

But at the heart of it, the Office of the Attorney General exists to safeguard the freedoms of Louisianans from federal overreach, unconstitutional mandates, and crimes within our State.

What can an AG do about crime?

While the Attorney General served as the head of the Department of Justice, their role does expand into high niche areas of the criminal justice system. For example, the LADOJ oversees the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to investigate welfare fraud and neglect. Our office maintains a statewide Sexual Predator Apprehension Team and chairs the Louisiana Sexual Assault Oversight Commission. We oversee the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, which investigates public corruption, financial crimes, and child exploitations while also apprehending fugitives. We also respond to requests for investigative assistance from federal, state, and local agencies, as well as state boards and commissions.

However, the most important thing the average citizen should know about the Attorney General’s office is that we do not have original criminal jurisdiction. That means we must be asked to get in involved in a case by a District Attorney. We do not get to pick and choose which cases we take on, nor do we get to set the larger agenda when it comes to crime. More often than not, we serve as legal advisors when requested, often assisting federal, state, and local agencies in their investigations of criminal matters.

What makes AG Liz Murrill different?

Louisiana Attorney General Liz Murrill is committed to defending the rule of law and protecting the people of our State. As our first Solicitor General, she argued five cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and served as lead counsel in over 35 cases challenging federal overreach, ranging from open border policies and attacks on religious liberty to COVID-19 mandates and First Amendment violations. With more than 30 years experience working in state and federal government, Liz Murrill has been a champion for women, children, and victims demanding justice. Now she is leading the charge in preserving our rights, our industries, and our unique way of life.

How will AG Liz Murrill protect me?

Today many policy decisions are ultimately being decided by the courts. That is why it is imperative that Louisiana have a legal champion as Attorney General to fight for our State and our people in this complex arena of the law. AG Liz Murrill has unmatched experience in defending the rule of law, having been in state and federal government for more than 30 years, including eight as Louisiana’s first Solicitor General. She was a United States Supreme Court Judicial Fellow in 2007 and taught appellate advocacy and legal writing at the LSU Law School for twelve years. She has argued five cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and served as lead counsel in over 35 cases challenging federal overreach, ranging from open border policies and attacks on religious liberty to COVID-19 mandates and First Amendment violations. As an eighth-generation Louisianian, there is no one better to fight for our State, our way of life, and the people who rely on our Department of Justice to ensure that justice actually occurs.

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