Legal Services Division Chief
The chief of the district attorney's legal services division is Bill Delmore, a career prosecutor with almost thirty years of experience.
A graduate of the University of Texas and the University of Houston Law Center, Delmore clerked for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals before joining the Harris County district attorney's office as a misdemeanor trial prosecutor.
Before retiring from Harris County
in September of 2008, he
served as general counsel to the district attorney, John B. Holmes, Jr.; as the chief of the appellate division; and as the chief of the Legal Services Bureau
In January of 2009, Delmore ended his brief retirement to join the staff of his former Harris County intern, Brett Ligon.
has authored more than 600 appellate briefs, and represented the State in numerous capital murder cases in which the death penalty was imposed.
has represented the State (and his
fellow prosecutors) in several Texas courts of appeals, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
, the Texas Supreme Court
, the United States Court of Appeals
for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.