Assistant District Attorney (Appellate Division) – District Attorney’s Office

Employer: Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office

Location: Richmond, Texas

The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office is seeking an experienced prosecutor for its Appellate Division, effective immediately.  Applicants should be Texas licensed attorneys in good standing with at least 3 years of job-related experience and should possess a thorough working knowledge of criminal prosecution and court procedure.  The ideal candidate for this position has extensive felony trial and appellate experience.

The Appellate Division handles all appeals and writs for an office of over 80 prosecutors.  A chief prosecutor supervises two attorneys and one administrative assistant.  The division provides real-time advice to the trial divisions during trial and assists with jury charges as appropriate.  The position will research and write legal briefs and writ responses and argue before local and appellate courts.  Provides guidance to prosecutors and law enforcement agencies during criminal investigations. Also provides training to our office, law enforcement partners, and is a resource for the community.  Strong case evaluation, writing, and communication skills will be required as well as a proficiency to educate grand jurors, law enforcement, and community members. 

Fort Bend County is one of the most diverse counties in the nation and is only thirty minutes from downtown Houston.  The annual salary for this position starts at $101,504.  Bar dues and CLE are paid for by the office.  Relevant Texas Board of Legal Specialization certifications allow for additional compensation of $5,000 annually.

Offers are subject to an application/interview process, background check, and drug test.  Not all applicants will be interviewed.  Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to First Assistant Ibrahim Khawaja at [email protected]  at their earliest convenience.