Spotlight: Louisiana AG Liz Murrill

Professional background: Liz Murrill was elected as the 46th Louisiana Attorney General in 2023 and is the first woman to hold the position. In 2016, former Attorney General Jeff Landry appointed AG Murrill as the first solicitor general for Louisiana, where she represented the state in appellate litigation at all levels of the state and federal court system. AG Murrill’s previous roles within the Louisiana Department of Justice include director of administration and director of the civil division. She also served as executive counsel to former Governor Bobby Jindal and Louisiana’s commissioner of administration. She was a United States Supreme Court Judicial Fellow from 2007-2008 at the Federal Judicial Center, and she has taught appellate advocacy and legal writing at the Louisiana State University Law Center for more than ten years.

Key priorities for her first term include:

  • Reducing crime rates in the state’s metro areas
  • Expanding the office’s cybercrimes unit
  • Defending state sovereignty

Education:  AG Murrill received a B.S. in Journalism from Louisiana State University and then went on to earn her J.D. from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert School of Law. She also obtained a Master of Laws degree from Pepperdine University Law School

Personal: AG Murrill is an eighth-generation Louisianan. She and her husband have four sons.