Biography of Margaret Moore

Margaret Moore was elected Travis County District Attorney on November 8, 2016.

Moore, a fifth generation Texan, is a native of Waco. Her father, Tom Moore, Jr., was District Attorney for McLennan County from 1952-1960, which inspired her to pursue a legal career. She graduated from Richfield High School in 1966.

Moore earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in 1970 and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law in 1972. She was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1973. Her employment history as an attorney includes: legal counsel to Texas House of Representative committees (1974, 1975); Travis County Juvenile Public Defender, appointed to that position by the Commissioners’ Court in 1976; Travis County Assistant District Attorney (1977-1980); Travis County Attorney (1981-1984), and Assistant Attorney General, Civil Medicaid Fraud Division (2005-2014), where she was lead counsel in a case that resulted in one of the top jury verdicts of 2011.

Moore served as Precinct 3 Travis County Commissioner twice, appointed by the County Judge to serve unexpired terms (1999-1998, 2001-2002). Her public service also includes chairmanship of the Travis County Child Welfare Board and as a Commissioner on the Board of Emergency Services District #9.

Moore is married to Robert L. Oliver, a retired attorney. She is the mother of three children—Annie Meisel, married to Michael Meisel; Mark Oliver, married to Katie Oliver; and Tom, married to Jaime Oliver—and the proud grandmother of two—Sarah and Sadie Meisel.

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Margaret Moore,
District Attorney