Experienced Civil Attorney

SALARY: Commensurate with Experience (See Below)
DEPARTMENT: Criminal District Attorney’s Office
OPENING DATE: February 1, 2023
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled


The Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney’s Office has an immediate opening for an experienced attorney in our Civil Division. This civil attorney will serve a key role in the county government by providing legal advice to elected officials and county stakeholders while also acting on behalf of the county in various negotiations and proceedings commensurate with the job description.

Essential Duties

• Represent The State of Texas in matters handled by the Criminal District Attorney’s Office
• Provide legal advice to elected county officials and department heads
• Review and negotiate contracts on behalf of Lubbock County
• Defend Civil Rights Act claims, Texas Tort Claims Act claims, inmate litigation claims, and various other civil claims asserted against Lubbock County, its elected officials, and employees
• Assist County offices with public information requests
• Prepare civil pleadings and discovery in state and federal trial and appellate courts
• Review mental health commitments and appear for hearings
• Prepare pleadings and appear for hearings in asset forfeiture cases
• Prepare pleadings and appear for hearings in bond forfeiture matters
• Advise the Criminal Division of the District Attorney’s Office on matters affecting them that have civil implications
• Coordinate representation with outside legal counsel representing Lubbock County
• Perform other general civil legal work and special tasks
• Efficiently manage a caseload in a fast-paced and rewarding work environment
• Review and interpret both simple and complex legal issues
• Maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, and the general public


• Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
• Must possess a minimum of two years of legal experience, preferably in civil/government law
• Applicant must be currently licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, and must be in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
• Applicant must be able to pass a drug test
• Applicant must have a clean criminal history

Salary and Benefits

The starting salary for an Assistant District Attorney with no experience is $65,000.00 per year. The salary for an experienced attorney could be considerably more, depending on experience. The successful applicant will also receive a full benefits package from Lubbock County. This includes paid holidays off, personal leave time, and other benefits in addition to health, life, dental, and vision insurance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability

Must possess excellent research and writing skills and a strong ability to communicate and get along with others. Must possess sufficient common sense and legal skills combined to make important legal decisions on complex issues. Need to have basic computer and typing skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Physical Demands

Daily duties require sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, and bending as well as speaking to and listening to other people. This job will be performed in the usual and customary office and courtroom settings. Minimal heavy lifting and driving duties are required. The workweek is usually 40 hours per week, but may be longer if you are preparing for trial.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Lubbock County does not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Michelle Moore at [email protected]