Assistant District Attorney – Felony

Employer:  Matagorda County District Attorney’s Office

Location:  Bay City, TX

Position opening effective immediately.

Major duties in both the misdemeanor and juvenile courts include:

  • Tries cases before jury or Judge.
  • Performs a variety of complex, independent duties in conjunction with court trials, including performing discovery, evaluating legal theories and principles, performing research, etc.
  • Offers pleas to defendants on criminal and juvenile matters.
  • Screens cases; reads offense reports to determine if a crime has been committed and prepares narrative for the charging documents.
  • Coordinates with the Adult Probation Department in reviewing and filing Motions to Revoke Community Supervision cases.
  • Represents the county during bond forfeiture and property seizure hearings.
  • Enters pleas before the Judge.
  • Participates and assists in pre-trial preparations.
  • Performs other complex legal functions in a specific, assigned legal area to include felony cases, related matters and appeals.
  • Performs related duties.


  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • Current membership in the State Bar of Texas
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated having had a similar position for two to five years.

Salary to $85,000 based upon experience.

Submit resumes and references via email or mail to:

Lindsay Deshotels

First Assistant District Attorney

1700 7th Street, Suite 325, Bay City, Texas 77414

Email:  lkdeshotels(at)