Assistant District Attorney – Misdemeanor

This entry-level position consists of prosecution of misdemeanor criminal cases on behalf of the State of Texas.  Misdemeanor prosecutors are expected to investigate and evaluate facts involving criminal matters, make appropriate charging decisions, make plea offers, and try cases to juries. 

The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office operates under a team-oriented philosophy.  Thus, misdemeanor prosecutors work closely with teammates in court, as well as receiving extensive guidance and training from senior prosecutors within the office, including assisting in the preparation and trial of some felony matters.   

The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office is a mid-sized office of approximately 30 lawyers with jurisdiction over both felony and misdemeanor criminal matters, as well as CPS and juvenile cases.  McLennan County’s active trial dockets allow prosecutors the opportunity to quickly gain extensive courtroom experience.  Additionally, the newly-elected District Attorney and the office’s senior staff are all experienced trial lawyers who emphasize training and teamwork, and are seeking to build a culture of excellence in a young and energetic office.


Entry-level salary is $82,616.66. 


Health insurance is offered through McLennan County.

McLennan County is a member of the TCDRS retirement system.

The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office pays prosecutors’ bar dues, dues for approved associations, and costs of approved continuing legal education.

Qualifications, Education, and Experience

A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas, or awaiting results from the most recent Texas Bar Exam. Experience in prosecution is preferred, but not required.


Waco is a vibrant community which is home to Baylor University and the world-famous Magnolia Market.  Waco is located on I-35 in central Texas and is approximately 90 minutes from both Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin.


Email your resume to:

Ryan Calvert

First Assistant District Attorney

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