Felony Prosecutor

Position: Felony Prosecutor
Department: Ellis County and District Attorney’s Office – Felony
Location: Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas
Salary: $98,419.52


The Ellis County and District Attorney’s Office has an immediate opening for a Felony Prosecutor.  This prosecutor will be responsible for handling cases from grand jury to resolution, including docket, hearings, and trials.


Ellis County is a growing community in the southern part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.  It is a wonderful place to enjoy idyllic small-town charm, while the fun of downtown Dallas and Fort Worth are only 30 minutes away. 


Our office has developed a team of experienced prosecutors who are focused on training and mentorship to foster long and successful prosecutorial careers.   We are committed to making our community better and prosecutors have many opportunities to participate in community events and trainings.


• Prepare for pre-trial hearings (motions for discovery, motions to suppress evidence, motions to revoke probation, etc.) weekly.
• Perform legal research and writing daily.
• Prepare for and conduct trials (bench or jury) weekly.
• Prepare and evaluate cases daily. Ensure adequate investigation of cases. Apply law to facts.
• Perform witness interviews; contact victims; contact law enforcement agency personnel.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of law.
• Obtain convictions and appropriate punishment according to current law.
• Screen incoming case reports from local agencies and present selected cases to the Grand Jury.
• Answer questions from law enforcement agencies.


Graduate of an accredited law school, currently licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and in good standing with the State Bar.
Must be able to conduct self in a professional manner and develop and maintain good working relationships with visitors, clients, co-workers, attorneys, judges, and county officials.
Must be able to pass a thorough background check.
Must be able to work independently while also being a team player.
1-2 years of jury trial experience preferred.

Send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references via email only to:

Grace Pandithurai
Felony Chief
Ellis County & District Attorney’s Office
109 S. Jackson
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Phone: (972) 825-5035
[email protected]