Division Chiefs

  1. Woodrow J. Halstead, III

    Woodrow J. Halstead, III

    Woodrow Halstead is the First Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Bexar County. As the First Assistant, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the D.A.’s Office and supervises over 150 Assistant District Attorneys as well as investigators and support staff. Woody received his B.A. from Texas A&M University and J.D. degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. Woody began his legal career as Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Bexar County, Texas in 1998 and served until 2004.

  2. Juanita A. Vásquez-Gardner

    Juanita A. Vásquez-Gardner

    Juanita A. Vásquez-Gardner is the Chief Administrative Attorney's Office for the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney. As the Chief Administrative Attorney, Juanita is responsible for managing the legal and personnel administrative operations for the District Attorney’s Office. Juanita received her B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio and her J.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Juanita began her legal career as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Bexar County, Texas, in 1989 and served until 2000.

  3. Willie Ng, Jr.

    Willie Ng, Jr.

    Willie Ng, Jr. is the Criminal District Attorney's Office Chief Investigator. As the Chief Investigator, Willie is responsible for coordinating criminal investigations for the Criminal District Attorney’s Office and outside organizations. Willie leads over 40 Investigators and works closely with Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Agencies to successfully prepare criminal cases for prosecution. Willie received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Wayland Baptist University and a Master of Public Administration from St. Mary’s University, and he is currently in the PhD program in Leadership Studies at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

  4. Wendy L. McClellan

    Wendy L. McClellan

    Wendy McClellan is the Division Chief of the Grand Jury and Intake Division of the Criminal District Attorney’s Office for Bexar County. This division is comprised of misdemeanor and felony Assistant District Attorneys as well as investigators and support staff. The District Attorney’s Office receives misdemeanor and felony cases from all law enforcement agencies within Bexar County including the San Antonio Police Department and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. Upon receipt of the initial offense reports, the District Attorney’s Office reviews the case and completes any additional investigation that may be necessary.

  5. Michael Hoyle

    Michael Hoyle

    Michael Hoyle is the Chief of the Criminal Trial Division of the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office. He is responsible for the daily supervision of, as well as ensuring the training and mentoring of all Assistant Criminal District Attorneys assigned to the felony and misdemeanor trial courts of Bexar County. Michael is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center.

  6. Emily M. Angulo

    Emily M. Angulo

    Emily Angulo is the Chief of the Misdemeanor Trial Division of the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. She has served the office since July of 1999. As the Misdemeanor Chief, she is responsible for the supervision and operations of all misdemeanor courts in the Criminal Trial Division. Emily graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas in May of 1997.

  7. Jim Wheat

    Jim Wheat

    Jim Wheat is Chief of the Special Crimes Division for the District Attorney's office. In this position, he oversees a unit that prosecutes child abuse, major DWI accidents, corporate fraud and public integrity crimes. He leads a staff of over 30 Assistant District Attorneys, as well as investigators and support staff. Jim received his B.A. from Trinity University (1988) and J.D. degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law (1992) in San Antonio, Texas.

  8. Rose M. Zebell

    Rose M. Zebell

    Rose Zebell is the Chief of the Juvenile Division of the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. She has served as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney for over 17 years and held a variety of positions in both the Criminal Trial Division and Juvenile Division. She has extensive jury trial experience including property crimes, drug offenses, crimes of violence against woman and children, juvenile crimes, murder, and capital murder. Prior to her appointment to her current position, Rose was assigned as the Chief of the 386th District Court.

  9. Rico Valdez

    Rico Valdez

    Rico Valdez is the Appellate Division Chief for Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. As the Appellate Division Chief, he is responsible for overseeing all post-conviction litigation. This includes direct appeals of criminal cases, juvenile cases, and parental right termination cases. The Appellate Division files all petitions for discretionary review with the Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals as well as writs of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. In addition, the Division handles all post-conviction writs of habeas corpus in state courts.

  10. Edward Schweninger

    Edward Schweninger

    Edward Schweninger is the Chief of the Civil Division for the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. As the Civil Chief, he is responsible for the representation of Bexar County, its officials and employees in all county civil litigation and legal transactions. He also advises county officials with legal questions that arise concerning their official duties. Edward received his B.A. from Texas State University, San Marcos and J.D. degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.

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