ABOUT JANA DUTY

Jana is a native of San Antonio Texas where she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1983. She attended the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she earned her Bachelors Degree with honors in English. She then taught high school English/Literature at Winston Churchill High School for three years before deciding to attend law school.

She attended law school at St. Mary’s University School of Law where she graduated and passed the Bar in May of 1997. While attending law school, Jana interned for the United States Attorney’s Office in the Appellate Division and then in the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office as a paid intern in the Juvenile Division.

After passing the Texas Bar, Jana was hired by the Bexar County District Attorney as a family violence prosecutor where she worked as the Protective Order Attorney and then as a family violence prosecutor in the family violence court. She then moved to the Austin area with her family due to her husband’s promotion.

After moving to Round Rock, Jana worked for Legal Aid of Central Texas on a VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) grant, again, representing victims of family violence for protective orders and divorces. Soon after, Jana accepted a position at the Williamson County Attorney’s Office working in the Child Protective Services and Protective Order section and then in the criminal division before moving into private practice for four years. In private practice Jana practiced juvenile and criminal defense, and family law which consisted mostly of ad-litem work (which means representing the children in cases where they are removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect).

While in private practice Jana and her husband Daniel became licensed foster parents where they cared for three foster children. In 2004, Jana decided to run for the office of County Attorney. Her bid for election was successful and she has served as County Attorney since January 1, 2005.

Jana is married to Daniel Hunsicker, who is a Certified Arborist. He runs the Davey Tree Expert Company as the District Manager for the Central Texas region. Jana and her husband Daniel have three children and three grandchildren.

Aarica, their oldest daughter, is a teacher in the Leander School District and working toward her Master's Degree. Aarica is married with two children, Elijah and Kendall. Jessica, the “middle child” is attending the University of Texas, to pursue a degree in English and Fine Arts. Jessica has one son, Tristan.

Last, but certainly not least, Jana and Daniel have “Little Daniel”, their youngest son, who is an honor student in the Liberty Hill ISD. Daniel is a black belt in Tai Kwon Do and is now pursuing his new passion: taking guitar and voice lessons. 


While in law school, Jana
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Interned at the United States Attorney’s Office, in the Appellate Division (San Antonio Office)

Interned at the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office in the Juvenile Division

After law school, Jana:

Was hired by the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office in Family Violence Division, first in the Protective Order Division and then moved to the Family Violence Court where she prosecuted Family Violence Offenses Jana and her family moved to Williamson County in 1998, where Jana:

Worker for Legal Aid of Central Texas on a VAWA grant to represent victims of family violence for Protective Orders

She was then hired by the Williamson County Attorney’s Office where she represented Child Protective Services for Williamson County and represented victims of family violence for Protective Orders and then she moved into the criminal court division where she prosecuted criminal offenses

In 2001, Jana went into private practice where she practiced criminal defense, juvenile defense and acted as an ad-litem for children in Child Protective Services cases. Jana and her husband also became licensed foster parents and took in three foster children

In 2004, Jana successfully ran for the office of County Attorney, where she has served for the past seven years overseeing the prosecution of thousands of adult misdemeanor, juvenile felony and misdemeanor cases, and their appeals, as well as overseeing thousands of Child Protective Services and Protective Order cases and their appeals.

ORGANIZATIONS

Jana Is A Proud Member Of:

  • Williamson County Republican Party
  • Georgetown Area Republican Women
  • Republican Club Of Sun City
  • Williamson County Republican Women
  • Texas Federation Of Republican Women
  • The Georgetown Chamber Of Commerce
  • The Cedar Park Chamber Of Commerce
  • The Leander Chamber Of Commerce
  • The Round Rock Chamber Of Commerce
  • The Coastal Conservation Association
  • The Texas Wildlife Association

     Jana is also a concealed handgun license holder. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
  
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FOR WILLIAMSON COUNTY