Tarrant County District Attorney | Sharen Wilson | DA’s Office

By Benson Varghese

Last Updated: June 27th, 2021
Published on: January 14th, 2015


Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson

Sharen Wilson is the Tarrant County District Attorney. Her current 4-year term began on January 1, 2015.

In March 2014, Sharen Wilson won the Republican primary with 49,121 votes or 59.42% of the total votes cast. She did not have a Democratic opponent for the November 4, 2014 general election.

Tarrant County District Attorney Salary

Sharen Wilson is the highest paid elected county official in Tarrant County. She makes $203.745.24 and has a vehicle allowance of $7,884.

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What is a Criminal District Attorney in Texas?

A Criminal District Attorney in Texas is an elected official who is the chief prosecuting attorney for felonies and misdemeanors in the county. A Criminal District Attorney represents the State of Texas as well as victims in criminal cases and CPS cases. A Criminal District Attorney also provides certain written legal opinions to other elected officials in the county. Code of Criminal Procedure Article 2.01 sets forth the special requirements for prosecutors in Texas:

It shall be the primary duty of all prosecuting attorneys, including any special prosecutors, not to convict, but to see that justice is done. They shall not suppress facts or secrete witnesses capable of establishing the innocence of the accused.

Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office

The Tarrant County District Attorney’s is located inside the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center at 401 West Belknap St., Fort Worth, Texas 76196.

Attorneys and staff are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

You may access a list of the defense outcomes each week by visiting the Tarrant County Trial Board. (Scroll to the end of the page.)

Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney Salaries

As of June 2016, Sharen Wilson had 162 Assistant District Attorneys working for her. Their salaries ranged from $64,222.60 to 190,550.10.

Based on a snapshot of the office as of that same date, 54 of the Assistant District Attorneys were hired by Sharen Wilson. The average salary of Assistant District Attorneys hired by Sharen Wilson was $79,900.17.

The number of years the attorneys had at the office as of that date were:

Less than 1 year35
1-2 years23
2-3 years6
3-4 years4
4-5 years3
5-6 years5
6-7 years4
7-8 years5
8-9 years8
9-10 years3
10-11 years2
11-12 years6
12-13 years4
13-14 years9
14-15 years3
15-16 years3
16-17 years5
17-18 years4
18-19 years4
19-20 years1
20+ years22

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Tarrant County Trial Board

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Tarrant County District Attorney Phone Numbers:

Business Office817-884-1694
Chief of Staff Division817-884-1400
Civil Division817-884-1233
Family Violence817-884-3535
General Information817-884-1400
Grand Jury817-884-1678
Investigation Division817-884-1204
Main Number817-884-1400
Media/Public Communications817-884-3120
Mental Health817-884-1038
Post Conviction817-884-1687
Protective Orders817-884-1623
Special Victims817-884-2800
Victim's Assistance817-884-2740
White Collar Crimes817-884-1661
Worthless (Hot) Check817-884-1603

Tarrant County Public Information Act Requests

By mail to: Civil Division
Attention: Public Information Officer
Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office
Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center
401 West Belknap, 9th Floor
Fort Worth, Texas 76196-0201

By e-mail to:

Contact Us

Contact us at (817) 203-2220 or reach out online.

Tarrant County District Attorney | Sharen Wilson | DA’s Office
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