Job Type:Full-Time, Regular
Office / Department:Criminal District Attorney’s Office
Civil Service StatusExcluded


Under general direction, is responsible for supervising support staff and Attorney I, II and III’s; prepares and tries cases with little oversight or direct supervision; has extensive knowledge of rules of civil procedure and appellate procedure in state and federal courts; represents County as defendant in civil litigation; conducts legal research; negotiates settlements; and performs related duties as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages asset forfeiture case-load
  • Supervises support staff in the operational aspects of preparing pre-trial hearings and cases
  • Provides assistance and guidance to Attorney I, II and III’s in preparation of defense and legal strategy
  • Supervises outside private counsel for defense of certain County litigation matters
  • Consults with and expert witnesses, insurance representatives, Elected/Appointed Officials and/or Department Heads on issues related to litigation
  • Participates in pre-trial hearings and tries cases as lead counsel in state and federal courts
  • 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 develops strategies to support defense of County with little direction/oversight
  • Negotiates settlements with parties involved in litigation in consultation with County representatives
  • Prepares, reviews and approves legal documents
  • Acts as senior legal advisor for Commissioners Court and all other County elected/appointed officials
  • Performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and licensed to practice for at least fifteen (15) years with extensive experience litigating in state and federal court including two 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 with demonstrated history of professional practice
  • Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation and clearance
  • Must clear a pre-employment physical and a pre-employment drug screen test
  • May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

Constantly working in indoor conditions

Occasionally moves items weighing up to 15 pounds

Occasionally moves about the office

Frequently communicates with others; must be able to exchange accurate information

Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery

Positions self to perform essential functions

Must be able to remain in a stationary position

Civil DivisionLitigation Attorney

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 legal proceedings in state and federal court, 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 and offices
  • Handles employment disciplinary advisories, civil service appeals, and grievances/arbitrations under the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Manages asset forfeiture case-load
  • Manages civil litigation caseload as lead attorney

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Highly skilled in persuasive oral and written advocacy; a demonstrated record of state and federal court litigation; 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


Prior experience in defending governmental entities or employers in employment/labor proceedings