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Katherine McDaniel is a native Texan and a dedicated public servant. Mrs. McDaniel is currently the First Assistant District Attorney in the Kendall County District Attorney’s Office. As First Assistant, Mrs. McDaniel is responsible for setting policy, supervising attorneys, paralegals, victim coordinators, and other staff. In this newly created office, she has set many changes to increase efficiency, save taxpayer dollars, and seek justice. In addition, she is personally responsible for trying all violent crimes and assisting law enforcement in building their cases. Katherine is currently working closely with the Battered Women’s Shelter in an effort to better serve the community.
Prior to January 2017, she was a Chief Prosecutor in Harris County, where she was personally responsible for Capital murder and murder cases, as well as supervising junior prosecutors and staff. She has been a supervisor for over ten 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 the Special Crimes Division, Major Narcotics,Child Abuse, Juvenile and the Trial Bureau. Katherine has shown her commitment to rehabilitation for low-level offenders by volunteering in the Drug Court Program.
Mrs. McDaniel has been nationally recognized for her work, including 2014 Prosecutor of the Year by the Texas Narcotics Officers’ Association and numerous other state and local distinctions. She is a noted national instructor on the topic of the Fourth Amendment and continues to speak in that capacity. Katherine received her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Texas and her law degree from the Texas Tech School of Law. Katherine volunteers with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and at her church in children’s programs including Sunday School and athletics. She lives in Boerne with her husband, a retired police sergeant, and their son.
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