Assistant United States Attorney
Lawrence Hilton is the Lead Instructor for Top Mock and an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Indiana. In this position, Mr. Hilton works in the Drug and Violent Crime Division where he has prosecuted child sex traffickers, serial robbers and multi-national drug organizations. He also works with the appellate division where he briefs and argues cases before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2019, Mr. Hilton received the Trailblazer Award from the Department of Justice, which recognizes outstanding investigative leadership. He was also recognized by the Drug Enforcement Administration for his contributions to the field of drug law enforcement. Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Hilton served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Kentucky, where he participated in the prosecution of a variety of cases including child exploitation offenses, financial crimes, and murders. Mr. Hilton has also previously served as an Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University and Miami University teaching courses in legal writing/research and business and legal studies. While at Miami, Mr. Hilton helped coached the Miami Mock Trial team to the 2018 college mock trial national championship. Mr. Hilton is a graduate of the Northern Kentucky University Law School where he was a member of the moot court and trial advocacy teams. As a member of the moot court team, Mr. Hilton won the National Labor and Employment Moot Court Championship. As a member of the trial advocacy team, Mr. Hilton was twice selected to compete at the Top Gun Mock Trial Competition, an annual advocacy competition hosted by Baylor University where a selection committee invites the top 16 law school advocates to compete. A graduate of Furman University (music), Mr. Hilton was a much-decorated competitor and captain of the Paladin mock trial team, where he received All-American honors.