Attorney V - Dallas County - District Attorney , TX

Title: Attorney V
Type: Legal
Date Posted: March 3, 2023
Organization: Dallas County - District Attorney , TX
Website: Click here for more information or to apply


Summary Description:

Supervises the operations of an assigned court and/or assigned cases including staff supervision evaluation and training. 

Special Requirement: This position will lead a team of attorney’s, investigators, and advocates to prosecute highly complex financial and violent crimes committed against elderly and disabled individuals. Knowledge of such experience is preferred.

Detailed Description 

Manages the court docket by assigning cases and work to felony prosecutors, attorneys, and other staff.   Authorizes reduction in level or class of offenses, recommends PR bonds, approves granting of probation and signs various types of dismissals. Resolves disputes between the court, defense attorneys and staff, and determines appropriate actions to be taken for unusual, extremely serious, or complex situations. Ensures that records and documents are accurate, up-to-date, and processed in accordance with standard procedures. Evaluates assigned cases or lawsuits, review documentation, conduct and interpreting legal research on applicable law, rules, and regulations, interviewing witnesses or persons with knowledge of the cases, gathering evidence, and determining the appropriate action(s) to be taken. Drafts, files, and responds to motions, briefs, or other legal documents for trials and/or hearings. Explains legal process to potential witnesses, prepares witnesses for court testimony and ensures clients or victims/families are kept informed on status of case. Gathers, prepares, and presents evidence, exhibits and related materials for trials or hearings. Represents the State or clients in pre-trials, evidentiary hearings and jury/court trials, conduct jury selection, present opening statements, conduct direct and cross-examinations of witnesses, and present closing arguments.

Assesses strengths and weaknesses of cases, negotiates settlements, or plea-bargains and obtains approval, if necessary, of plea-bargain agreements Prepares legal documents if settlements or plea-bargain agreements are reached and ensures proper signatures are secured and documents filed as required. Conducts presentations at conferences and seminars; instructs law enforcement and other criminal justice personnel in legal aspects of investigations, prosecutions, and other litigation; and speaks before community and citizens groups.

Job Requirements 

  • Graduation from an accredited law school.
  • Four (4) years of experience practicing law

Requires a current license to practice law in the State of Texas. Requires experience as lead prosecutor for more-complex felony cases, as lead counsel in conjunction with more serious or complex civil litigation, or extensive appellate work on direct appeals and capital writs. Standard office and court environment.   Disclaimer: This is an “At Will” position with no civil service or other appellate rights. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. An extensive pre-employment background

investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered positions with Dallas County. A criminal history will not automatically disqualify an applicant unless applicable law requires. 

Dallas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 


SALARY RANGE:  $112,961 - $141,157 per year




Job Post Expiration Date April 7, 2023

  All jobs are considered open until filled, unless otherwise posted.