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Criminal Division

The Criminal Division of the County Attorney’s Office is responsible for prosecuting all adult misdemeanor criminal offenses in Williamson County. The Criminal Division prosecutes approximately 11,000 misdemeanor cases per year in three County Courts at Law as well as prosecuting Class C misdemeanors in the four Justice Peace Courts in the County.

 
Criminal Division Staff


 

Laura Gorman

Criminal Courts Division Chief
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B.A. Southwestern University, 2003
J.D. University of Denver, 2005
M.A. University of Denver, 2006

Mariel Puryear 
Trial Director 

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B.A. University of Texas, 2006 
J.D. St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2014
Carly Dessauer
Appellate Director
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B.S. Millsaps College, 2005
M.A. University of Texas, Austin 2007
J.D. St. Mary's University School of Law, 2012


Prosecutors Legal Assistants

Victoria Wass
1st Chair Prosecutor

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B.S San Jose State University, 2013
J.D. Santa Clara University, 2017

                 

Angela Murillo
Legal Assistant
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Anthony Stokes 
Criminal Prosecutor
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B.S. Brigham Young University, 2015
J.D.  Baylor Law School, 2019

Joe Register
Criminal Prosecutor
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William Bowen School of Law, 2016
 





Chris Parks
1st Chair Prosecutor
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B.S. Texas A&M University, 2000
J.D. University of Texas School of Law, 2004


      
Yvonne Tinoco
Court Legal Assistant
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Jessica Schmidt 
Court Legal Assistant 
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Ryleigh Schobey
Legal Assistant
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Jason Steans
1st Chair Prosecutor

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B.A. Trinity University, 1995 
J.D. University of Texas School of Law, 1998

Arielle Alston
Court Legal Assistant               
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Carson Walker
Criminal Prosecutor
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B.S. Texas State University, 2016
J.D. South Texas College of Law, 2020