THE KAUFMAN COUNTY CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE IS DEDICATED TO SEEKING JUSTICE FOR THE SAFETY AND WELL-BEING OF OUR COMMUNITY.
As Dallas County’s neighbor to the east, Kaufman County is one of the fastest growing counties in Texas. Constantly faced with new and emerging issues, the District Attorney’s Office strives to prosecute crime ethically and fairly while safeguarding our victims’ rights.
Phone: (469) 376-4760
Address: 1902 US HWY 175
Kaufman, TX 75142
(Located in the Justice Center, 2nd Floor)
Erleigh N. Wiley – District Attorney
Erleigh N. Wiley graduated from Kaufman High School. She attended college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas with a major in Finance. Attended law school at the University of Texas, School of Law in Austin, Texas and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1989.
After graduation from law school, began work for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. Supervisor of CPS/Juvenile cases in the Dallas County family courts, managing fourteen courts. In 2002 elected as the County Court-at-Law Judge in Kaufman County, a court with general jurisdiction, presiding over family, civil, and criminal matters. She was appointed by Governor Perry as the District Attorney of Kaufman County in 2013. Erleigh was elected to serve her 3rd term in 2022.
THE MISSION OF THE KAUFMAN COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE IS TO EFFECTIVELY PROSECUTE THOSE WHO COMMIT CRIMES, PROTECT THE VICTIMS OF CRIME, AND MAKE KAUFMAN COUNTY A SAFER PLACE TO LIVE.
- Pursuant to Article 2.01 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, “It shall be the primary duty of all prosecuting attorneys, including any special prosecutors, not to convict, but to see that justice is done.” The District Attorney’s Office is committed to securing justice without regard to status, race, gender, national origin, or prominence of either the victims of crime or those charged with crimes. The office believes that criminals should be held accountable and that victims should be treated with dignity and compassion.
- In furtherance of this mission, the District Attorney’s Office seeks to employ individuals of the highest integrity, skill, and courage, who are committed to excellence, fairness, and justice. The Office strives to create an atmosphere that is friendly, professional, and supportive.
- The Kaufman County District Attorney’s Office is committed to being tough and smart on crime, continuously striving for justice, and making Kaufman County a safer place to live for you and your family.