Craig Watkins, Esq.
The Honorable Craig Watkins was inaugurated on January 1, 2007, as the Criminal District Attorney (DA) for Dallas County, Texas. He is the first African-American elected to that position in Texas. As DA for Dallas County, his "smart on crime" philosophy engages innovative strategies throughout the prosecutorial process and seeks to address the root causes of why offenders commit crime. DA Watkins’ interest in conviction integrity led to partnering with the Innocence Project of Texas to aid the wrongfully convicted. Mr. Watkins has received numerous honors and awards for his outstanding accomplishments in the community from an array of organizations and groups.