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Katherine McDaniel - First Assistant Criminal District Attorney 

Since graduating from law school in 1997, Katherine McDaniel has dedicated her career to the pursuit of justice. Katherine served in Harris County for almost 20 years, working to keep the community safe from all crimes, and became a strong force in the fight against cartel drug and gang crimes.  In 2017, McDaniel was recruited to serve as the First Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Kendall County for the newly created Criminal District Attorney’s Office.   

She has been a supervisor for over twenty years and has adjudicated thousands of cases including many high-stakes cases ranging from child abuse to capital murder.   With her focus on the rule of law and over 20 years of experience, Katherine has successfully served the community in many leadership positions including First Assistant, Special Crimes Division, Major Narcotics, Child Abuse, Juvenile and the Trial Bureau.   

Mrs. McDaniel is a noted national instructor on the topic of the Fourth Amendment and continues to speak in that capacity. She has received numerous awards including Texas Prosecutor of the Year and distinctions in service from Justice for Children and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Appointed by Texas Governor Abbott, she serves on the Texas Violent Gang Task Force Advisory Board.  

Mrs. McDaniel earned her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Texas and her law degree from Texas Tech School of Law. An active community volunteer, she currently serves as president of the board of the Kendall County Women’s Shelter, past president of the Kendall County Republican Women, and volunteers in school and church activities. Katherine lives in Boerne with her family.



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