Former Lubbock ADA Josh Reno to serve as Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice

Josh Reno

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Tuesday Josh Reno, a graduate of the Texas Tech School of Law, will serve as Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice.

Reno served as an assistant district attorney in Williamson and Lubbock County. He was awarded Lubbock County District Attorney’s Prosecutor of the Year in 2010.

“I look forward to continuing the great work that has been achieved by the Office of the Attorney General and striving for excellence to make the AG’s Prosecutors and Law Enforcement the best in the State of Texas,” Josh Reno said in a news release.

Recently, Reno was selected to create the Criminal Enterprise and Trafficking Unit while serving in the Travis County District Attorney’s Office with the White Collar Crimes Unit. He has prosecuted several cases involving human trafficking, capital murder and sexual assault of a child.

“Throughout his career, Josh demonstrated a focus on aggressively prosecuting complex criminal organization, worked closely with several different agencies, and developed an extensive skill-set both in and out of the courtroom,” said Attorney General Paxton in a news release. “He is an exceptional addition to the Office of the Attorney General, and I have no doubt that his expertise in high-level investigations and prosecutions will ensure a safer Texas.”