Panelist: Clifford Strider
Clifford R. Strider, III is the Director of the Gaming Division for the Louisiana
Department of Justice. Strider, who most recently served as the chief criminal prosecutor
in the Attorney General’s Monroe satellite office, replaces James Smith, who has retired.
A 1979 graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU, Strider brings nearly 33 years of hands-on experience in litigation, supervision and legal experience to the AG’s Gaming Division.
Prior to working as an assistant attorney general, Strider was an assistant district attorney for almost three decades, serving in several judicial districts in Louisiana.
He was the First Assistant District Attorney for the Ninth Judicial District in Alexandria
and the Third Judicial District in Ruston and was also the Chief of Trials in the
Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office.
Strider, a nationally recognized speaker and teacher, frequently lectures across the U.S. on legal matters and is a member of the faculty of the National College of District Attorneys, receiving the Distinguished Faculty Award in 2007—the college’s highest honor.
He is also a three-time recipient of the annual Outstanding Prosecutor Award from
the Victims and Citizens Against Crime Organization.
Strider is a past board member and past second vice president of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association and served two terms as president of the Assistant District Attorneys Section of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association.
The Attorney General’s Gaming Division provides legal advice and representation to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, the Louisiana Racing Commission (horseracing), and the Louisiana Lottery Corporation.
The Gaming Division also provides legal advice and representation for the Louisiana State Police on riverboat gaming, land-based gaming, slots-at-the-track gaming, Indian casino gaming, and video poker matters.