Hugo A. Holland, Jr., J.D., CFE
Prosecutor, State of Louisiana
Hugo Holland worked his way through college and law school as a deputy sheriff in Baton Rouge, earning a Bachelor of Criminal Justice in 1985 and a Juris Doctor in 1988 from Louisiana State University.
Upon being admitted to the Louisiana Bar, Holland was commissioned an assistant district attorney in Louisiana’s 35th Judicial District. Two years later he moved to Shreveport where he became an assistant district attorney in 1991.
During the course of his prosecutorial career, Holland has handled over a hundred jury trials, hundreds of grand jury investigations, and conducted or supervised thousands of felony investigations. He is currently a special assistant district attorney in several jurisdictions in Louisiana, handling high-profile public corruption and other criminal cases around the state, one of which was recently highlighted by CBS News 48 Hours.
Holland currently teaches advanced criminal courses, including advanced investigative techniques, at numerous police academies throughout Louisiana, and regularly instructs prosecutors on various topics in almost a dozen states and at the National College of District Attorneys. He also teaches for the Louisiana Judicial College, the training arm for Louisiana judges, and for the Louisiana’s Legislative Auditor.
Holland is a past president of the assistant district attorneys section of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of that organization for nearly a decade. On behalf of Louisiana’s District Attorneys he is very active in the legislature, drafting and successfully guiding numerous pieces of legislation through the process, testifying numerous times before various legislative committees.
He is a member of the bars of Louisiana, Texas, numerous federal courts, the Louisiana District Attorneys Association, the National District Attorneys Association, and various local and regional organizations relating to law enforcement, including the Louisiana Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for which he is the legal advisor.
Among other outside activities, Holland is a licensed pilot and a Major in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol. He is also a reserve police officer in Bossier City, Louisiana where he rides a regular patrol shift on a weekly basis.