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Meet District Attorney Brett Ligon

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, he was elected as the District Attorney of Montgomery County.  Brett was re-elected in 2012 and 2016.

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 and continued enforcement of the TxDOT No Refusal Program.  Brett established a Public Integrity Division as well as other specialized divisions within the office for increased effectivness.   He is also heavily committed to removing dangerous violent offenders from the community.    

Brett has also focused intently on crimes committed against children and our most vulnerable populations.  He has increased personnel and resources to prosecuting sexual and physical assault offenses against children and has expanded county-wide efforts to catch online sexual predators with the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce.