Attorney General Josh Hawley was elected as the 42nd Attorney General for the State of Missouri on Nov. 8, 2016. He was officially sworn into office on Jan. 9, 2017.

Official Portrait of AG Hawley

Hawley is a conservative constitutional attorney and the first Republican Attorney General in Missouri since 1993.

A native of Lexington, Missouri in rural Lafayette County, Hawley graduated from Rockhurst High School in Kansas City and went on to graduate with highest honors from Stanford University. He attended Yale Law School, where he served as Articles Editor for the Yale Law Journal and as president of the Yale Federalist Society. He subsequently earned clerkships at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Hawley and his wife, Erin, have two young sons.

Hawley is a constitutional lawyer and a recognized national expert on the Constitution. He has litigated in the Supreme Court of the United States, most of the federal courts of appeals, federal district courts and state courts across the country. Hawley is also a former professor of law at the University of Missouri.

Since becoming Attorney General, Hawley has made ethics reform, fighting Washington overreach, and defending Missouri consumers and families his top priorities. His first official act was to implement the toughest ethics policy of any Attorney General’s office in America. Under his leadership, Missouri has become a national leader in the fight for small business and against the job-killing Washington bureaucracy. And Hawley’s Office is focused on protecting Missouri consumers and families from those who threaten them.

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