Attorney III

Monthly salary is $7,768.00 per month.  Applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the attention of: Mr. Joe D. Gonzales, Bexar County Criminal District Attorney.  Instructions, applications and supplemental forms can be found online at the following address: http://www.bexar.org/1404/Employment. The completed applications should be emailed to [email protected].

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Supervises support staff in the operational aspects of preparing pre-trial hearings and cases 

Provides assistance and guidance to Attorney I and II’s in preparation of defense and legal strategy 

Supervises outside private counsel for defense of certain County litigation matters

Consults with expert witnesses, insurance representatives, Elected/Appointed Officials and/or Department Heads on issues related to litigation 

Participates in pre-trial hearings and tries cases in State and Federal courts with major focus on personal injury cases

Responds to motions and briefs in State and Federal courts 

Researches statutory and case law 

Prepares witnesses for deposition and trial testimony

Evaluates factual legal claims and plots strategies to support defense

Negotiates settlements with parties involved in litigation

Prepares, reviews and approves legal documents

Acts as legal advisor for Commissioners Court, Coliseum Advisory Board and all other County officials

Performs related duties as required 

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and seven years of litigation experience in State and Federal court including one year supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience 

Considerable knowledge of the civil and criminal justice systems; considerable knowledge of case law; knowledge of law enforcement operations; knowledge of medical and engineering terminology 

Skill in supervising employees; skill in legal research; skill in negotiation; skill in making presentations; skill to communicate effectively with hostile, abusive or irrational individuals 

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to operate personal computer; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, outside agencies and the general public 

Must be licensed to practice in the State of Texas and must be licensed in Federal court 

Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office 

May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek.

Under general direction, performs legal work for Bexar County as a member of the Civil Division of the Office of the Criminal District Attorney and is responsible for any of the following: preparing and trying civil cases; supervising support staff; representing County as plaintiff or defendant in civil litigation; conducting legal research; drafting and negotiating settlements; advising County officials on employment matters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represents Bexar County in a variety of administrative proceedings, including but not limited to Civil Service Commission hearings
  • Prepares, reviews and approves legal documents including, but no limited to, trial and appellate petitions, motions, and briefs
  • Provides both pre- and post-litigation legal advice and counsel to Commissioners Court, Coliseum Advisory Board, all other elected and appointed County officials and County departments
  • Manages asset forfeiture caseload

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Highly skilled in persuasive oral and written advocacy; skill in operating personal computers and other basic office equipment; skilled in developing proficiency in basic and advanced software and programs utilized to manage caseloads and related information; skill in making presentations utilizing technological solutions
  • Ability to maintain the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct as an attorney representing the State of Texas and Bexar County; ability to supervise support staff in the technical aspects of preparing legal briefs and correspondence to ensure accuracy and professional correctness; ability to establish and maintain professional, effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, appointed and elected County officials, outside agencies and the general public

Preference:

Prior experience in personal injury cases, as well as counseling and defending governmental entities and/or employers in employment/labor proceedings.