Managing Attorney I Criminal District Attorney Office

$55.43 – $60.98 Hourly
$4,434.64 – $4,878.10 Biweekly
$9,608.39 – $10,569.22 Monthly

Salary: $115,300.64 – $126,830.60 annually


Manage a group of attorneys involved in all manner of civil and criminal matters. Prosecute
and defend all manner of civil and criminal matters in various levels of trial and appellate
courts and administrative forums. Provide written or verbal legal advice to individual or
governmental clients and draft legal instruments or other written documents with legal
implications. Investigate facts giving rise to legal issues and bring about solutions to clients’
legal problems in a variety of forums. This licensed attorney regularly handles criminal and
civil matters of great complexity and gravity and advises less experienced attorneys. Attorney
has achieved expert knowledge and experience in their specific areas of practice and works
under supervision of higher-level managing attorneys. Must supervise, advise, mentor, and
develop less-experienced attorneys.


  1. Assigns workload to each attorney and supervises progress and performance.
  2. Drafts and files pleadings, answers, motions, briefs, and responses necessary to
    conduct litigation and proceedings in related forums.
  3. Appears in court and forums to select juries, present and cross-examine evidence,
    make legal arguments, and act as an advocate.
  4. Answers questions and advises attorneys.
  5. Evaluates attorneys and provides guidance and expertise to less-experienced
  6. Observes, critiques, and evaluates performance of attorneys and completes an annual
    performance evaluation for each.
  7. Directs the preparation of cases and organization of evidence.
  8. Incorporates and develops new methods and techniques to ensure proper presentation
    of cases.
  9. Researches case law and remains informed on current case law.
  10. May advise local police or other agencies in pending investigations.
  11. May render legal advice to the County, police, or other officials.
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  12. Recommends policies, procedures, practices, and specific actions to best deal with
    critical issues.
  13. Provides input on annual budgetary needs and expenditures for specific area of
  14. Interacts with the highest level of public officials.
  15. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Must be licensed to practice law and be a member in good standing of the State Bar of
Texas. Admission to federal courts may be required. Prior experience in the relevant area of
law is required. Excellent working knowledge, understanding of, and ability to apply current
applicable laws, procedures, current case holdings, and departmental policies and proficient
ability to apply such to decision making is required. Ability to work efficiently and effectively in
all high-pressure situations and excellent, advanced verbal and written communication is
required as evidenced by courtroom pleading/arguing skills. Possesses advanced
professional level of analytical ability, is diplomatic and tactful, and uses good judgment and
common sense. Possesses excellent professional verbal and written skills to communicate
information and directions to courts, attorneys, investigators, police agencies, and
citizens. Attorney is responsible for working in a cooperative manner with support staff and
investigators. Attorney must be computer literate


While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to bend, carry,
climb, climb stairs, grasp/squeeze, hear, keyboard, lift below the waist, lift between waist and
shoulder, lift overhead, lift to the side/twist, tolerate noise, pull, push, reach, reach overhead,
perform repetitive tasks, see color, see hear, sit, stand, stoop, talk, twist, use his/her hands,
and walk.


Regular attendance is essential. Incumbent must arrive at work on time, prepared to perform
assigned duties and work assigned schedule. Incumbent must have the ability to work well
with others. Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the position without
posing a direct threat to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requested
accommodations to work hours and schedules are considered on an individual basis. Tarrant
County will conduct background checks that will include a criminal background check and may
include credit reports, motor vehicle records, employment records, educational attainment, or
additional State or Federal legal requirements.


This attorney constantly exercises managerial discretion and independence under the general
direction of higher-level managing attorneys. The attorney provides input into certain policymaking


This attorney interacts with the highest level of public officials as well as departmental
supervisors and peers, other County employees, outside vendors, state agencies, witnesses,
clients, judges, and opposing counsel.

To Apply:

Resume and cover letter should be sent to: [email protected]