Criminal District Attorney
Division Chiefs

Clifford C. Herberg, Jr.

Clifford C. Herberg, Jr.

First Assistant
Criminal District Attorney

Kathryn Whitcomb

Kathryn Whitcomb

Chief
Administrative Attorney


Rico Valdez

Rico Valdez

Chief Assistant Criminal
District Attorney
APPELLATE DIVISION

The Appellate Division of the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office is responsible for post-conviction litigation. This includes direct appeals of criminal cases, juvenile cases, and parental right termination cases. It also includes discretionary review to the Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals and writs of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. In addition, we handle all post-conviction writs of habeas corpus in state courts.

Ed Schweninger

Ed Schweninger

Chief Assistant Criminal
District Attorney
CIVIL DIVISION

Because the Criminal District Attorney for Bexar County has all the powers and duties conferred by law on district and county attorneys, she has significant civil responsibility as the attorney for Bexar County. These duties are handled by her Civil Section and include representation of the county, its officials and employees in all of the county’s litigation and legal transactions. The civil section also assists county officials with legal questions that arise concerning their official duties.

Tamara Strauch

Tamara Strauch

Chief Assistant
Criminal District Attorney
CRIMINAL TRIAL DIVISION

The Criminal Trial Division is the largest division in the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office comprised of attorneys, investigators, victim advocates, and support staff, who prosecute in 10 District Courts and 11 County Courts a wide variety of cases from the most serious felony offenses including capital murder to class B misdemeanors such as possession of marijuana. Within the Criminal Trial Division is the DWI Task Force, which is solely dedicated to driving while intoxicated offenses.

Catherine Babbitt

Catherine Babbitt

Chief Assistant
Criminal District Attorney
FAMILY JUSTICE AND VICTIM PROTECTION DIVISION

The Family Justice and Victim Protection Division is responsible for the prosecution of crimes of sexual abuse and physical abuse of children including child fatalities, sexual assault of adults, sex offender registration violations, and misdemeanor and felony crimes of domestic violence. We also assist victims of domestic violence in obtaining protective orders. We represent Child Protective Services in civil cases of abuse and neglect of children.


Bill Blagg

Bill Blagg

Chief Assistant
Criminal District Attorney
INTAKE DIVISION

The District Attorney’s Intake Division is comprised of 15 felony and 8 misdemeanor attorneys, along with 7 investigators and 23 support staff personnel. The Intake Division is responsible for accepting and reviewing the thousands of cases which are filed by all law enforcement agencies in Bexar County and sometimes agencies outside Bexar County. These cases run the gamut from simple misdemeanors to violent felonies and homicides. The Intake Division ensures that all cases are properly charged and prepared for disposition by the Criminal Trial Division.

Mike Beers

Mike Beers

Chief Criminal
District Attorney Investigator
INVESTIGATION DIVISION

Investigators work with prosecutors in a team effort, taking direction from them to prepare indicted criminal cases for trial. In each case investigators will perform a criminal history on every defendant(s), obtain court records, jail and prison information and medical records. Additionally, investigators will locate and transport witnesses, attempt to locate new evidence and communicate with investigators from law enforcement agencies while preparing for a successful prosecution.



Jill Mata

Jill Mata

Chief Assistant
Criminal District Attorney
JUVENILE DIVISION

The duties and responsibilities of the Juvenile Division include reviewing cases from law enforcement that involve the actions of children ages 10 through their 16th year, who may have violated any law contained in the Texas Penal and Family Code. We work with the Juvenile Probation department and the Juvenile Judges to assist children in need of redirection and rehabilitation, including the use of various specialty programs such as Drug Court, Crossroads Court for girls, Family Enrichment Court and the Crossover Court. For juvenile offenders who require more serious intervention we seek placement outside the home to include commitment to the Texas Juvenile Justice Division.

Trey Banack

Trey Banack

Chief Assistant
Criminal District Attorney
WHITE COLLAR DIVISION

This division prosecutes all types of White Collar Crime ranging from employee theft, elder fraud, insurance fraud, complex business crimes to internet gambling and breach of computer security. The division also prosecutes public corruption cases, asset and bond forfeiture cases, Gang Injunctions and oversees the administration of the District Attorney’s Hot Check Section.