Henderson County
Assistant District Attorney
Full-time
Henderson County
Mark W. Hall, District Attorney
109 West Corsicana, Ste. 103
75751 Athens , TX
Job Description: 
  • The Henderson County District Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for an Assistant District Attorney position.
  • This office handles only Felony criminal cases and CPS cases. (Misdemeanors are prosecuted by the County Attorney’s Office.) 
  • This office is staffed by 8 attorneys including the District Attorney, 2 investigators, an office manager and 6 support staff. 
  • The position requires handling a felony caseload for a District Court along with another attorney. 
  • The applicant must be licensed to practice law in Texas with a minimum of three years’ experience in criminal law. Previous prosecutorial experience is a plus but not required. 
Responsibilities Include: 

Duties include initial intake and screening of felony cases, investigation, plea negotiations, handling a District Court docket, trials and appeals, as well as civil forfeitures and seizures. The applicant should have the desire, temperament and ability to try cases before a judge or jury. 

Special Skills/Abilities/Knowledge: 
  • The position has a salary of approximately $70,822.11 per year plus benefits including health insurance with optional dental and vision, and participation in the State District and County Attorney Retirement program.
  • The office is located in Athens, Texas approximately 40 minutes from Tyler, Canton and Palestine and one hour from Dallas.
  • Applicants are subject to a background investigation and criminal history check.
  • Applicants are requested to provide references and a legal writing sample.
  • Resumes may be sent with a cover letter addressed as follows: Mark W. Hall District Attorney 109 W. Corsicana St. Suite 103 Athens, Texas 75751