I am a Fort Worth native. A father. A husband. And an attorney with a track record of community service and ethical law practice. 

I’m also an advocate for structural change in the criminal legal system, who will ensure justice for all – not just for some.

My Personal Experience 

As a kid growing up on the eastside of Fort Worth, my family and I experienced first-hand the heavy hand of the criminal legal system. It separated me and my siblings from our family – leaving us vulnerable for years. 

I believe justice means that everyone who encounters the criminal legal system is treated fairly, and that those who need to be held accountable, are. 

That’s why I’m running for District Attorney. I’ve personally experienced the impact that mass incarceration has had on families and children in Tarrant County, and I know it doesn’t have to be that way.

My wife, Dr. Keonna Roberts, and I are the proud parents of Albert III and Karrington. We want the best possible future for our children. And we want the best possible future for ALL kids in Tarrant County. A fair and equitable justice system that doesn’t tear families apart over low-level offenses and doesn’t criminalize those with mental illness – but instead provides necessary support – will make our community safer and stronger. I help coach my son’s basketball team, I am a member of Community Frontline, NAACP, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

My Professional Experience

I earned my diploma from Dunbar High School, my Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University and my Juris Doctorate from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. 

In 2010, I joined the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, where I prosecuted everything from traffic tickets to murder offenses under the administrations of both Craig Watkins and Susan Hawk. In 2011, I was awarded Prosecutor of the Year in Dallas County resulting in a quick promotion to the felony division. During my tenure in Dallas, I tried countless jury trials and was assigned to the Felony Family Violence division. 

In January 2016, I began work for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office under the current District Attorney. Prosecuting numerous cases in my home jurisdiction helped me understand that there’s a better way of doing things than just going with the Tarrant County status quo. District Attorneys are a powerful influence in the criminal legal system. They have full discretion to determine what gets investigated, charged and prosecuted. We can modernize legal system practices in our community to enhance safety by being smart on crime and stopping the cycle of costly mass incarceration. 

As your District Attorney, that’s what I’ll do. 

My departure from the current DA’s administration was the first step in fulfilling my vision for transformative change. I founded Albert Roberts Law, PLLC – a private law firm where I primarily practice criminal defense. And I’ve continued my service in professional legal organizations, including as a Past President of the L. Clifford Davis Legal Association (formerly known as the Tarrant County Black Bar Association). I currently serve as a member of the National Bar Association, the Tarrant County Bar Association, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. 

I believe residents of Tarrant County deserve a District Attorney who will ensure that justice is served, is fair, is smart and accountable. For too long, Tarrant County residents have had to settle for a criminal legal system that is ineffective and counterproductive to justice. 

Let’s raise the bar and set a new standard. (We at Hola Texas do not endorse individual candidates but we do endorse platforms/missions and Believe Albert Roberts has the professionalism and passion needed for the job.)

We deserve a District Attorney’s office that belongs to the people. Not one that only benefits the privileged. Together, we can change lives and make history in Tarrant County. Early Voting Starts February 15th—25th Election Day March 1st 2022

Will you join me?

One Response

  1. Go to LA, the DA there will love your liberal BS. You do the crime, you do the time. Don;t want to go to jail ? Then DON;T BREAK THE LAW

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