A longtime Montgomery County resident and proud graduate of Texas A&M University, District Attorney Brett Ligon has spent his entire professional career in the area of law enforcement and criminal justice.
He began his career as an entry level college intern with the Brazos County District Attorney’s Office, and later as a jailer in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. After receiving his degree from the South Texas College of Law, he became an Assistant District Attorney with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. While at the District Attorney’s office he was a misdemeanor and felony prosecutor and Chief of the Justice of the Peace Division. He left the District Attorney’s office to become staff counsel for the Houston Police Officers’ Union. In 2008 and in 2012, he was elected as the District Attorney of Montgomery County.
Since being elected District Attorney, Brett has committed to helping Montgomery County lose the title of the Deadliest Roadways in Texas by focusing on Driving While Intoxicated offenses. His office has implemented No Refusal Weekends, in which a person suspected of driving while intoxicated has a sample of his blood taken if they refuse to voluntarily give a sample of their breath. The No Refusal Program implemented by the District Attorney has
received national recognition for its creativity and efficiency increases.
He has implemented D.A.R.T., the District Attorney Response Team, which dispatches a team of prosecutors and D.A. investigators to the scene of homicides, officer involved shootings, and traffic fatalities involving alcohol, drugs, or reckless conduct.