Sharen Wilson began serving as Tarrant County Criminal District after being elected in 2014. Since taking office, her priority has been preserving the safety of the community and keeping Tarrant County’s crime rate low.
Sharen is a life-long Republican, an award-winning judge, conservative law professor, and longtime Sunday School teacher.
While serving as Tarrant County’s 14th Criminal District Attorney, Wilson holds fast to the highest ethical standards.
Prior to her service as District Attorney, Sharen Wilson had devoted her life to keeping us safe. In 1990, she began to serve as Tarrant County’s Judge of the Criminal District Court Number One. She had prior served as an assistant district attorney for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. She proved herself to be a tough and talented prosecutor and then as the County’s toughest criminal court judge. Sharen Wilson has spent her life putting criminals in prison.
Wilson has been board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1986 and received her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Texas Tech University School of Law. She teaches on the subjects of capital murder, search and seizure, and docket management for several institutions including the Texas Center for the Judiciary, National Judicial College, and the National Center for State Courts; she is an adjunct professor at Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.