The Wharton County District Attorney’s Office announced that Cristine E. Patty began her tenure as an assistant district attorney on Monday, Oct. 21. She was sworn into office Oct. 16 by the Honorable Randy Clapp.
A 2014 graduate of South Texas College of Law in Houston, Patty brings her experience prosecuting over 130 trials before judges and juries to the Wharton County’s D.A.’s Office.
Prior to starting here, she was an assistant district attorney with the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office, and a city prosecutor for the City of Pearland. Among her accomplishments, Patty was named “Prosecutor of the Year” by the Texas Environmental Law Enforcement Association. She will handle misdemeanor and felony cases as part of the team at the D.A.’s office, and is already preparing for a county court trial.
In a press release from the D.A.’s office, it said a major issue district attorneys face in rural counties like Wharton’s and across Texas is being able to attract and then pay to keep top legal talent working as prosecutors.
D.A. Dawn Allison said she is pleased Patty has chosen to join Wharton County’s office. “She has a wealth of hands-on experience as a prosecutor, and we’re happy to have her working here with us,” Allison said in the press release. “Christine is eager to start work at the Wharton County D.A.’s Office and join in the teamwork that’s been built with our local law enforcement.”
Patty and her family also enjoy traveling.