U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland will resign on Dec. 31

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United States Attorney Cody Hiland announced Thursday (Dec. 24) that he will resign from his post in the Eastern District of Arkansas, effective 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2020. He assumed the office in October 2017.

After his resignation, Hiland plans to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

“The opportunity afforded me to represent the exceptional people of this great nation as a United States Attorney has been the highest honor and most fulfilling duty of my public career. I can think of no higher calling nor any greater responsibility in the legal community than the privilege of bearing the burden of seeking justice. It is a sobering responsibility that requires discipline of emotion, sharpness of mind, and a love for both the people you serve and the Constitution that protects us all. The pursuit of that purpose is, in itself, a great reward,” Hiland said.

“But doing so alongside the committed public servants that work in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and possess those rare qualities is a gift that I will always cherish. That the Assistant U.S. Attorneys in this small district have the sixth largest caseload out of 94 districts is nothing short of remarkable and is a testament to their commitment and work ethic. Any success attributable to this office over the last three years belongs to each and every member of our staff. I am simply proud to be associated with their tireless efforts,” he said.

Hiland, 48, is a former prosecuting attorney from Conway representing the 20th Judicial District of Arkansas.

He is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.

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