Assistant Criminal District Attorney

Employer:   Austin County, TX 

Location: Bellville, TX

JOB TITLE:  Assistant Criminal District Attorney

DEPARTMENT: Criminal District Attorney’s Office

SALARY: $82,487 for Full-Time position. 

One-Time Relocation Reimbursement may be available.*

CLOSING DATE:  Upon filling position

Interested in trial law?  Gain valuable trial experience fast alongside career trial lawyers eager to help and train new attorneys. 

Austin County is named after Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas.”  Bellville, the county seat of this picturesque rural county, lies less than an hour west of Houston. 

The office currently consists of the elected district attorney, three assistant district attorneys and three paralegals. This posting is for a newly added prosecutor position.


This position is primarily responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor cases.  The position also prosecutes juvenile cases and assists with felony and JP traffic court duties.

The position performs misdemeanor intake and must be capable of handling misdemeanor dockets, assisting with search warrants, drafting motions, handling pretrial hearings, and sitting as lead trial counsel. 

Training will be provided.  Appellate and research work will be required.


Doctor of Jurisprudence.  Must be a member of Texas Bar or have 3rd Year Bar Card and be eligible to be licensed within six months of hire date.

Must be a self-starter with excellent writing and research skills.  Must be able to deal courteously and effectively with the public. 

All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees receive great benefits including free employee healthcare, 150% retirement matching at 7% of salary, and retirement vestment at 8 years of service.  Years of service may be transferred from other members of TCDRS .      

Austin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin.

Resumes may be sent to District Attorney Travis J. Koehn, [email protected] and First Assistant District Attorney Brandy Robinson, [email protected].

*Reimbursement subject to Commissioners Court approval.  Proof of relocation expenses may be required.