Civil Appellate Attorney

Walker County Criminal District Attorney’s Office is currently hiring for a Civil/Appellate Attorney

Attorney:  $68,000–$88,000 range

Salary varies by level of experience

About Our Office

Walker County has a population of about 75,000.  Our office is responsible for prosecuting all felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, and justice of the peace cases.  We also handle protective orders, mental commitments, seizures, and advise Commissioners Court and other county officials.  Our office consists of twenty-five employees, including 10 prosecutors, 3 investigators, and 2 victim assistance coordinators.  The size of our office allows prosecutors to be exposed to a full range of important legal matters quickly, thereby fostering rapid growth and development.


The Walker County Criminal District Attorney’s Office is located in the beautiful piney woods and rolling hills of Huntsville, Texas, close to Lake Conroe, Lake Livingston, Huntsville State Park, and the Sam Houston National Forest hike and bike trails.   Huntsville is a thriving community with affordable housing and low costs of living on the rapidly developing Interstate 45 corridor between Houston and Dallas.  Huntsville is also home to Sam Houston State University with over 21,000 students and one of the premiere Criminal Justice programs in the United States. 

Civil/Appellate Attorney Position:

The attorney will be responsible for a diverse and challenging range of duties. The attorney will be expected to work with County elected officials and department heads in an effective and positive manner. The attorney will coordinate and cooperate with the criminal prosecutors to maximize the effectiveness of the Office in responding to issues when civil and criminal matters intersect.

Duties and Responsibilities

Civil law duties include:

  • Representing the County in civil suits as needed
  • Coordinating with outside counsel representing the County
  • Representing the Criminal District Attorney’s Office in bond forfeiture, asset seizure, and expunction/non-disclosure cases

Government law duties include:

  • Providing legal advice to the County elected officials and department heads
  • Review, edit, and draft contracts, agreements, and other similar documents for the County
  • Responding to Public Information Request for the Criminal District Attorney’s Office
  • Attending and providing legal advice to the Commissioners Court

Appellate duties include:

  • Researching legal issues
  • Assisting other attorneys in formulating responses
  • Drafting, editing, and reviewing appellate pleadings
  • Filing responses and briefs in appellate cases

Qualifications & Benefits

Must be licensed and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.  Experience preferred, but not required. Must be able to handle a diverse case load.  Candidates awaiting bar results will be considered for the position.

Benefits include MCLE costs, bar dues, retirement, and insurance.

Applications can be found at

Applicants must submit an application, resume, and cover letter via email to Criminal District Attorney Will Durham, Attention Megan Landrum at [email protected].