Senior Staff

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Paul Johnson

Criminal District Attorney

Paul is a 1984 graduate of the University of Houston School of Law, and he has been practicing law for over 29 years. Paul served 15 years as an Assistant District Attorney working in both the Misdemeanor and Felony trial divisions, and he began his tenure as the elected Denton County District Attorney on January 1, 2007. Paul serves on the boards of the University of North Texas Criminal Justice Professional Advisory Council and the Denton County Children’s Advocacy Center. Paul began his career in law enforcement as a prison guard with the Texas Department of Corrections.

Jamie Beck

First Assistant District Attorney

Jamie graduated from the Texas Tech School of Law in 1993, and soon thereafter joined the Denton County District Attorney's Office as a new misdemeanor prosecutor. She worked her way up to the felony trial division before becoming the Chief Child Abuse Prosecutor in 1998. Jamie left the office in January 2000, to open her own Criminal Defense Law Office. After winning the election in November 2006, Paul Johnson asked Jamie to be the new First Assistant under his administration.

Michael Moore

Chief of the Felony Trial Division

Michael is the Chief of the Felony Trial Division. Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Sociology from Trinity University in San Antonio and a Law degree from Texas Tech School of Law. Michael joined the DA's office in 1995. He has previously worked in the misdemeanor and felony trial divisions, Child Abuse Unit and most recently was Chief of the Intake/Grand Jury Division.

Kristin Kidd

Chief of the Misdemeanor Trial Division

Kristin is the Chief of the Misdemeanor Trial Division. Kristin earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Abilene Christian University and a Law degree from the Baylor University School of Law. Kristin started as a misdemeanor prosecutor in the DA’s office in 1998. She has worked previously in the Misdemeanor, Felony, Juvenile, Intake, Civil and Child Abuse Divisions. She has previously served as the Chief of the Juvenile Division and Chief of the Family Violence Division.

Veronica Brunner

Director of Victim Services

Veronica began her employment in 1995 under former District Attorney, Bruce Isaacks. She was employed as a felony file clerk and later entered the victim assistance field as the Juvenile Victim Liaison. Since January 2009, she has served as the Director of Victim Services.

John Feldt

Chief of the Civil Division

John received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston and a law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. He previously worked as a prosecutor in the Denton County Criminal District Attorney's Office and the Dallas County Criminal District Attorney's Office before joining the Denton County Criminal District Attorney's Civil Division in 2001. John served in the Civil Division as Public Information Officer, Asset Forfeiture Attorney, Real Estate Attorney and as legal counsel to members of the Denton County Commissioners Court and other elected officials prior to becoming Chief of the Civil Division in 2010.

Andrea Simmons

Chief of the Appellate Division

Andrea is the Chief of the Appellate Division. Andrea earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from North Central Texas College in Denton, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government – Public Service from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, and a law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Andrea joined Denton County in 2005, and began with the DA’s office in 2006. Andrea previously worked in the Juvenile Division and Misdemeanor Division, with the majority of her time, however, served in the Appellate Division.

Allison Sartin

Chief of the Family Law Division

After acquiring her B.B.A. degree from Baylor University, Allison graduated from Baylor University Law School in 1983 and began practicing in a local law office that handled both civil and criminal matters in McLennan and surrounding counties. Allison moved to the North Texas area in 1986 and began working for the Dallas County District Attorney's Office under Henry Wade in the Juvenile Division handling misdemeanor and felony juvenile criminal cases, cases involving Child Protective Services, and Protective Orders. Allison worked through the ranks to become a District Court Chief and remained at the District Attorney's Office until 1990; after taking a short break to spend time with family, she returned to the Dallas District Attorney's Office until December, 1993. The new year brought a new career in a civil litigation firm in North Dallas, but in 1995, Allison returned to the areas of law that captured her interest the most, criminal and family. For the next 10 years, Allison's private practice focused on solving the problems most encountered by families in crisis through her family and criminal practice, and an occasional civil lawsuit. In 2004 and 2005, Allison worked in the Denton County District Attorney's Office, but returned to her practice in Dallas County in 2006. In 2007, Allison answered the call to serve as Family Law Division Chief in Denton County, bringing 22 years of experience to the Denton County District Attorney's Office.

Jeff Fleming

Chief of the Intake Division

Jeff is the Chief of the Intake / Grand Jury Division. The Intake / Grand Jury Division reviews criminal cases filed with the District Attorney's Office for legal and factual sufficiency and presents appropriate cases to grand jury. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from East Texas State University and a Law degree from Texas Tech School of Law. Jeff joined the DA's office in 2000. He has previously worked in the misdemeanor and felony trial divisions. Jeff has been board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2006.

Kim Guertler

Director of Administration

Kim is the Director of Administration for the District Attorney’s Office. Kim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Government/Legal Studies from Texas Woman’s University, and she has a Diploma in Paralegal Studies from The Paralegal Institute. Kim began working for the Denton County District Attorney’s Office as the receptionist in 1988. She has worked in the Felony Division, Misdemeanor Division, Grand Jury Division, Family Violence Division and most recently served as the Senior Paralegal to the Chief of the Civil Division.

Jerry Pomposelli

Chief Investigator of the Investigations Division

Jerry began his law enforcement career in 1980.He currently holds a bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from West Liberty University in West Virginia as well as a master peace Officer Certification. Jerry previously worked for the Carrollton Police Department in the patrol Division as well as the Criminal Investigation Division. Jerry started in the District Attorneys office in 2003 and was assigned to the Family Violence Unit. He has since served as Investigative supervisor in both the Felony and Misdemeanor Divisions.