District Attorney (Misdemeanor)

Smith County District Attorney’s Office
Opening: Assistant District Attorney Misdemeanor Position

The Smith County District Attorney’s Office is seeking applications for a full time misdemeanor prosecutor position. The selected candidate will handle all aspects of misdemeanor prosecution including case intake, bond hearings, plea negotiations, trial preparation, jury/bench trials, and probation revocation hearings. This is an excellent position for those who want to gain trial experience or desire to begin a career in prosecution.

A misdemeanor position is one of the best ways to begin a legal career. Prosecutors gain a wealth of experience while surrounded by more seasoned lawyers who can help develop the skills and talents of new lawyers. Attorneys who begin their careers in the Smith County District Attorney’s Office have proven record of success even when they venture out into other areas of law.

Our office fosters a positive and collaborative environment where attorneys gain valuable trial experience. The misdemeanor division is composed of six prosecutors supported by a Chief with significant experience. Misdemeanor prosecutors also receive exposure to felony cases through our mentoring program.
The Smith County District Attorney’s Office is located in Tyler, TX. Tyler is the largest city in Northeast Texas, and the Greater Tyler area has a population of 200,000. Tyler boasts a wide variety of dining options, entertainment, and excellent outdoor activities. Tyler is also an hour and a half from Dallas and two hours from Shreveport. With a low cost of living and a community that supports local law enforcement, Smith County is an excellent place to live and work.
Starting salary range is from $74,578 to $84,633. Benefits include a generous county retirement plan, healthcare, bar dues, and CLE.


  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited Law School.
  • Licensed to practice law OR awaiting bar results in the State of Texas and in good standing with the State.
  • A desire to try jury trials.
  • Organized and self-motivated.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to ethical prosecution.
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills.
  • Willingness to learn and collaborate.

Interested applicants should complete the attached application with a cover letter and submit it to the address below:

Submit Applications to:

Jennifer Barfield

Office Manager

Smith County District Attorney’s Office

100 N Broadway

4th Floor

Tyler, TX 75702

[email protected]