County Attorney

David Escamilla, County Attorney

Steve Capelle, First Assistant County Attorney

James W. Collins, Executive Assistant County Attorney

The County Attorney

  • Prosecutes misdemeanor crimes
  • Obtains protective orders for victims of domestic violence
  • Obtains involuntary commitments for certain mentally ill persons
  • Advises the elected officials of Travis County regarding their official duties

The County Attorney is legally and ethically prohibited from advising members of the public regarding private legal matters.


Street Address

314 West 11th Street
Room 300
Austin, TX 78701

Mailing Address

PO Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767


(512) 854-9415


(512) 854-9316