Tarrant DA's new hires following in parents' footsteps

Fort Worth Star Telegram, November 21, 2011

It’s all in the family at the Tarrant County District attorney’s office.

Joining the ranks of fledgling prosecutors, the DA recently hired Sarah Peerwani, daughter of Tarrant County Medical Examiner Nizam Peerwani, and Marcus Hanna, whose father, Dale, is the district attorney in nearby Johnson County.

They’re the latest in a long line of notable offspring to be hired by the Tarrant County district attorney’s office.

Even District Attorney Joe Shannon followed his father, Joe Shannon Sr., who was an assistant district attorney from 1946-1948.

"Obviously, my dad served as my mentor," Shannon said. "His advice to me was, 'Get in there and try as many cases as you can.'"

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