Misdemeanor Assistant District Attorney

SALARY: $73,000 to $78,000 depending on experience and responsibilities. 

BENEFITS: Excellent health and retirement benefits provided through Wharton County. State Bar dues, CLE and membership in TDCAA paid by the District Attorney’s Office.

CLOSING DATE: Until position is filled

The Wharton County District Attorney’s Office is in search of misdemeanor full-time prosecutor. Position is available immediately and duties will depend upon experience. The office currently consists of the elected district attorney, three assistant district attorneys, an investigator and five support staff members.

This is a perfect opportunity for a new lawyer who wants to gain a lot of prosecution experience or a law school graduate who is eligible for a bar card while waiting for their bar results. This person must be a self-starter, organized, positive, motivated, and a team player.

Responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • Review and evaluate new incoming cases
  • Perform legal research
  • Preparing for hearings and trials
  • Appearances in Justice of the Peace, Misdemeanor and/or Felony Court
  • Establish and maintain an effective professional working relationship with District Attorney office personnel, other county employees and officials, court personnel, private attorneys, and the general public.


  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school
  • Must be licensed and in good standing with the State of Texas. If not licensed must be eligible for a temporary bar card
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License
  • Spanish speaker preferred, but not required.   

Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and completed Wharton County Employment Application to Wharton County District Attorney’s Office via email to  [email protected] or U.S. Mail to 327 East Milam Street, Wharton Texas 77488, ATTN: Mark Racer. No phone calls please.

The Wharton County Employment Application may be accessed via this link: http://www.co.wharton.tx.us/default.aspx?Wharton_County/Jobs.OpeningsWharton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin.