Early Career (2002-2003):

 

After Graduating Law School from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2002, Sunday began her legal career in Odessa and Midland, Texas in private practice.  Her work there consisted of juvenile justice, adult criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation.  

 

Assistant Criminal District Attorney (2003-2009):

 

Sunday later moved to Amarillo where she was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney in Randall County.  There she handled juvenile cases and mental health commitments, as well as successfully trying misdemeanor offenses ranging from speeding tickets to assaults, thefts, DWI's/DUI's. She then spent several years handling all level felony offenses from burglaries, aggravated robberies, to sexual assaults, to murders and other homicide cases, and anything else in between.

 

Criminal Defense (2009-2013):

 

Sunday relocated to the Austin Area in 2009 where she served for several years in private practice. Her focus was handling criminal defense cases for a local law firm. There she honed her defense skills by successfully litigating and trying countless criminal cases for her clients.  

 

Assistant Criminal District Attorney (2013-2016):

 

In 2013, Sunday again returned to the prosecution side when she was appointed to the Williamson County District Attorney's Office. There she tried several high profile felony cases, and was formally recognized several times for her work with victims of crime and law enforcement.

 

Criminal Defense (Today):

Sunday Austin has a broad range of experience from trying high profile felony cases to settling legal disputes without requiring any time in the courtroom. Cases successfully tried:  DWI, Thefts, Burglaries, Sexual Assaults, Kidnappings, Robberies, Murders, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substances, Weapons Charges, etc.

 

Education:

 

  • Bachelors in Political Science from University of Texas - Permian Basin in 1995 (cum laude)

  • Masters Degree Political Science and Criminology from West Texas A&M University in 1999 (magna cum laude)

  • Law Degree from Texas Tech University in 2002

 

Awards, Honors, and Accolades:

 

  • 2009 Instructor for the Panhandle Regional Law Enforcement Academy

  • 2013 Guest Speaker for the Baylor School of Law Practice Court

  • 2013 Guest Instructor for the Texas Attorney General Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certification Course

  • 2014 Guest Speaker for the Baylor School of Law Practice Court

  • 2014 Guest Instructor for the Texas Attorney General Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certification Course

  • 2015 recipient of the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center Prosecutor of the Year Award

  • 2015 Guest Speaker for the Baylor School of Law Practice Court

  • 2015 Guest Instructor for the Texas Attorney General Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certification Course

  • 2016 recipient of the Williamson County Victim Advocate of the Year Award

  • 2016 Guest Speaker for the Central Texas DART Conference

  • 2016 Guest Speaker for the Department of Public Safety Statewide Meeting:  “Trace Evidence Expert Courtroom Testimony Do’s and Don’ts”