Mission

The Travis County District Attorney’s Office's mission is to see that justice is done, by protecting the constitutional and statutory rights afforded to every person in our county without respect to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socioeconomic status.

We will support our community’s values by re-imagining the traditional role a prosecutor should play. We will vigorously prosecute violent and habitual offenders and protect the innocent, but we are also committed to crime prevention by implementing innovative programs to break the cycle of crime for youthful, first-time, mentally ill, and drug-addicted offenders.

Our office will maintain the highest level of honesty, integrity, and transparency. We will be models of ethical and professional conduct.

As public servants, we are committed to diversity, hard work, and accountability. We will be careful stewards of our taxpayers’ resources.

From the Desk of Margaret Moore

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Welcome to the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.

It is a privilege to represent the State of Texas and the people of Travis County, and our office never forgets that we work for the taxpayers and that we serve the cause of criminal justice. We are proud of the work we do and the mission we undertake. I believe our Mission Statement reflects our moral and legal duty to vigorously protect the rights of both victims and defendants, to ensure the law is followed, to pursue the appropriate operation of the justice system, to reflect the values of our community in reaching the resolution of cases brought by this office, and to be a prudent steward of the public’s resources. I expect each of my employees to understand these obligations and work diligently to fulfill them.

Thank you for visiting this site. I hope it will provide you with helpful information about the criminal justice system. I also hope it helps you learn about the many duties, responsibilities, and services your D.A.’s Office performs.

Sincerely,

Margaret Moore
Travis County District Attorney

Biography

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 four.