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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Cody Hiland

U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland

Mr. Hiland is a Conway native and has lived in Arkansas his entire life. He received his J.D. from the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock and his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Arkansas. Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Hiland was elected prosecuting attorney for the 20th Judicial District of Arkansas in 2010, and re-elected in 2014.

 

Before beginning a career in law enforcement Mr. Hiland was a partner at Hiland, Thomas & Cox, PLLC; a staff attorney and rural and community liaison for the Arkansas Public Service Commission; the program director for the Arkansas Transitional Employment Board; and, a legislative liaison and aide to Gov. Mike Huckabee.

 

Mr. Hiland succeeds Patrick C. Harris, who had served as acting U.S. Attorney since Christopher Thyer’s resignation on March 13, 2017.

 

United States Attorney Listing of District of Arkansas and Eastern District of Arkansas

District of Arkansas

Samuel C. Roane 1820 - 1836
Thomas I. Lacey 1836
Grandison D. Royston 1836
Samuel S. Hall 1836 - 1838
William C. Scott 1838 - 1841
Absalom Fowler 1841 - 1843
Grandison D. Royston 1843 - 1844
Samuel H. Hempstead 1844 - 1850
Absalom Fowler 1850

 

Eastern District of Arkansas

Joseph Stillwell 1852 Samuel Rorex 1939 - 1946
James W. McConaughey 1853 - 1854 James T. Gooch 1946 - 1953
Lafayette B. Luckie 1856 Osro Cobb 1953 - 1962
John C. Murray 1856 Robert D. Smith, Jr. 1962 - 1967
Read Fletcher 1856 - 1857 Woodrow H. McClellan 1967 - 1968
Charles A. Carroll 1857 Wilbur H. Dillahunty 1968 - 1979
John M. Harrell 1857 - 1858 George W. Proctor 1979 - 1987
Charles E. Jordan 1861 Kenneth H. Stoll 1987
S. R. Harrington 1871 - 1876 Charles A. Banks 1987 - 1993
Charles C. Waters 1876 - 1885 Richard M. Pence, Jr. 1993
Joseph W. House 1885 - 1889 Paula Jean Casey 1993 - 2000
Charles C. Waters 1889 - 1893 Michael D. Johnson 2001
Joseph W. House 1893 - 1897 H. E. (Bud) Cummins 2001 - 2006
Jacob Trieber 1897 - 1900 J. Timothy Griffin 2006 - 2007
William G. Whipple 1900 - 1913 Jane W. Duke 2007 - 2010
William H. Martin 1913 - 1919 Christopher R. Thyer 2010 - 2017
June P. Wooten 1919 - 1922 Patrick C. Harris 2017
Wallace Townsend 1930 - 1934 Cody Hiland 2017 - Present
Fred A. Isrig 1934 - 1939    

 

Updated November 14, 2017

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