Brandi Fernandez named acting DA
Posted by : April 10, 2013| On :
KAUFMAN–While Gov. Rick Perry is reviewing candidates to become the permanent District Attorney for Kaufman County, acting district attorney is Brandi Fernandez.
She’s been with the county since 2004, and has been the first assistant district attorney under recently murdered Mike McLelland. (See page 4A for reward information)
News reports have characterized her as a tough litigator, who has prosecuted various Aryan Brotherhood members. She is a member of the Kaufman County Bar Association and the Texas Bar Association.
Fernandez graduated from the Texas Tech University School of Law in 1996. She received the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Woman Law Graduate Award.
She has been admitted to practice law in Texas, Nevada and the United States District Court of the Northern District of Texas.
Perry is expected to name a permanent DA by April 22, under Texas law.