Assistant District Attorney – Civil

Position:  Assistant District Attorney – Civil

Employer:  Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office

Location:  Galveston, TX

The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office has an opening for a civil prosecutor, effective November 1, 2021.

Major duties include:

  • Primary duties include assisting assigned County offices and elected officials with responses to requests under the Texas Public Information Act.  Other duties include:
  • Drafting and arguing Motions to Quash/Motions for Protective Order for criminal and civil subpoenas
  • Civil animal cruelty trials
  • Sexually Violent Predator civil commitment trials
  • Preparing civil pleadings and discovery in state trial and appellate courts associated with litigation under the Texas Public Information Act
  • Preparing pleadings and appearing for hearings in asset forfeiture matters
  • Preparing pleadings and appearing for hearings in bond forfeiture matters
  • Special projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • Basic knowledge of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and civil litigation.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Current membership in the State Bar of Texas.

Starting salary is $68,369.  Submit resumes and references via email or mail to:

Kevin Petroff

First Assistant Galveston County Criminal District Attorney

600 59th Street, Suite 1001

Galveston, Texas 77551

Email:  kevin.petroff(at)co.galveston.tx.us