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.

  1. Laura Gorman

    Criminal Courts Division Chief

  1. Mariel Puryear

    Trial Director

    B.A. University of Texas, 2006
    J.D. St. Mary's University School of Law, 2014


  1. Carly Dessauer

    Appellate Director

    B.S. Millsaps College, 2005
    M.A. University of Texas, Austin 2007
    J.D. St. Mary's University School of Law, 2012


  1. Jason Steans

    Mental Health / Specialty Courts Director

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


  1. Alli Assiter

    Family Violence Director

    B.A. University of Oklahoma, 2010
    M.A American University, 2014
    J.D.  American University, 2014


  1. James Murphy

    County Court Number 2 Lead Prosecutor / DWI Court

    B.A. Texas Tech 2017
    J.D. University of Texas, 2021


  1. Anthony Stokes

    County Court Number 2 Prosecutor

    B.S. Brigham Young University, 2015
    J.D. Baylor Law School, 2019


  1. Mason Allenger

    County Court Number 2 Prosecutor

    B.A. Texas Lutheran University, 2017
    J.D. University of Texas 2021


  1. Holly Rasmussen

    County Court Number 3 Lead Prosecutor

  1. Holden Joseph

    County Court Number 3 Prosecutor

    B.A Texas State University, 2018
    J.D.  UNT Dallas School of Law, 2021


  1. Kathryn Johnson

    Intake Prosecutor

    B.A. Albany State University, 2004
    M.S. Texas State University, 2014
    J.D. South Texas College of Law Houston, 2022


  1. Amanda Rice

    County Court Number 5 Prosecutor

    B.A. College of William and Mary
    J.D. William and Mary


  1. Sam Lower

    County Court Number 5 Prosecutor

    B.A. University of Oklahoma, 2018
    J.D. University of Texas School of Law, 2021


  1. Brooks Lachowsky

    County Court Number 3 Prosecutor / Veteran's Court

    B.S. Texas A&M University 2019
    J.D. South Texas College of Law 2022


  1. Anthony Montes

    Intake Prosecutor

    B.A. University of Texas, 2020
    J.D. St. Mary's University School of Law, 2023


  1. Ryan Rowley

    Intake Prosecutor

    B.S. Texas State University, 2017
    J.D. Baylor University School of Law, 2021


  1. Carly Stuart-Micocci

    Protective Order Attorney

  1. Jessica Schmidt

    Chief Legal Assistant

  1. Angela Murillo

    Legal Assistant

  1. Yaret Zamora

    Legal Assistant

    BS, Tarleton State University, 2023


  1. Sarah Hyzak

    Legal Assistant

    BS, Texas State University, 2022


  1. Ryleigh Schobey

    Legal Assistant

  1. Abigail Markow

    Legal Assistant

    B.S. Sam Houston State University, 2022 


  1. Adrienne Rodarte

    Legal Assistant

    B.S. Texas A&M University, 2022