Duane A. Evans, U.S. Attorney
Duane A. Evans was appointed United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana on March 1, 2021. Similarly, Mr. Evans served as the United States Attorney, in both Interim and Acting capacities, from March 2017 to September 2018. Mr. Evans joined the United States Attorney’s Office in August 2000 and was first assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit where he rose to the position of Unit Chief. In 2010, he became Chief of the Strike Force and Anti-Gang Unit. Thereafter, he had the honor of being selected to serve in multiple other leadership roles including, First Assistant United States Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division, Senior Litigation Counsel, and Leader of the Executive Unit. During his career at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Evans successfully prosecuted a wide variety of cases involving firearms, public corruption, violent crime, illegal narcotics trafficking, wire fraud, access device fraud, government theft, and the Racketeer Influenced and Corruption Organizations Act (RICO).
Mr. Evans is a 2006 recipient of the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys Director’s Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team. Mr. Evans also received the Federal Bureau of Investigation Director’s Award in 2016 for Outstanding Criminal Investigation (Harvey Hustlers prosecution).
Mr. Evans received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 1995 and received a B.S.E.E. from Tulane University School of Engineering in 1990. Mr. Evans clerked for Virgin Islands Superior Court Judge Ishmael A. Meyers (deceased). He also served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office from 1998 to 2000. He is a native of St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands.