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As chief deputy, Brian Moran oversees all legal operations at the Washington Office of Attorney General (AGO) and 15 offices across the state. In addition, he meets regularly with the AGO’s deputies and division chiefs to discuss the latest developments, ensures quality control of legal work, and attends moot courts to hear arguments from lawyers who are set to appear before the state Supreme Court. He has been in this position for the last six years, and enjoys the variety of issues the office tackles.

“I have had the ability to work with AG McKenna, and many others, to correct problems or deficiencies in our state laws,” Brian explained. “My own background, as a prosecutor, allowed me to see and experience several of these problems or deficiencies in the criminal law arena. For example, two years ago we passed a law that allows the court to enhance the sentence of a domestic violence offender to longer terms of confinement as a result of prior DV offenses.”

Brian was the recipient of the 2010 Marvin Award, which is given to an AG staff member who has significantly contributed to NAAG’s mission.

Prior to his chief deputy appointment, he was the Attorney General’s chief criminal prosecutor. Brian prosecuted hundreds of criminal matters including approximately 35 homicide cases and tried three death penalty cases.

Outside of the office, Brian spends his time with his wife and two daughters and "lives to ski". He also enjoys running and any sport that his daughters pursue.

This northern Vermont native is a graduate of Middlebury College and holds dual degrees in political science and German. He also graduated from the University of Seattle University School of Law (formerly University of Puget Sound).

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