David Mitcham-First Assistant
David Mitcham is the supervising attorney over every prosecutor representing the State of Texas in every State Criminal Court in Harris County: the 16 Justice of the Peace Courts, 16 County Criminal Courts at Law and 23 State Criminal District Courts.
He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar in 1979.
From 1980 to 1984, David served as Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Trial Bureau; in 1983, he represented the state as lead counsel in more felony jury trials, and secured more felony jury trial convictions, than any other prosecutor in the DA’s Office.
From 1984 to 2016, he worked in private practice and specialized in criminal defense. He is a past president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA) and the recipient of its Attorney of the Year Award, in 2001, for his “dedication to the ideals of American Justice.”
Since January 2017, David has participated in the leadership of Kim Ogg’s administration of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, serving as the Trial Bureau Chief until he was promoted to First Assistant/Chief of Courts in 2019.
Over the course of a legal career of more than 40 years, both as a prosecutor and defense attorney, David has been lead trial counsel in well over 200 jury trials in the Harris County Courthouse. He has been board-certified in Criminal Law since 1985 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is so recertified to 2025.
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