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Bobby Bland grew up in Odessa and has spent over 25 years during his legal career seeking justice for West Texas citizens.

After attending Texas A&M University and Texas Tech School of Law, Bobby returned to Odessa after a short tenure as a criminal prosecutor with the Smith County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted traffic ticket jury trials, misdemeanors and juvenile cases.  Bobby opened his own practice in Odessa handling criminal, family, personal injury and civil matters for his clients.  He was so successful Ector County District Attorney John Smith personally recruited Bobby to serve as a criminal prosecutor.

As Assistant District Attorney, Bobby Bland served as the drug prosecutor before being elevated to sexual assault prosecutor.  He spent his last 2 years in the DA’s Office as the lone criminal prosecutor of the 70th District Court.  Bobby developed a reputation as a fair but tenacious prosecutor only losing 2 criminal jury trials during his very active time as Assistant District Attorney.

In 2001, Bobby Bland opened his own law firm where he protected the rights of hundreds of clients in family, criminal, civil and personal injury cases.  Bobby never lost a criminal jury trial as a defense attorney.  He also helped numerous clients get through difficult divorce, child custody and child support cases.  Bobby Bland became a successful personal injury lawyer representing West Texans in car, truck and other accidents.  When Ector County was seeking a new District Attorney, Bobby left his thriving law practice to serve the needs of the public.


Former District Attorney
Ector County


Longest Serving
District Attorney
Ector County

In 2006, Bobby Bland was appointed Ector County District Attorney by Governor Rick Perry.  He was re-elected 4 times without ever drawing an opponent.  Bobby personally handled some of the most difficult and important criminal cases in Ector County history, including prosecuting the most prolific serial killer in U. S. history.  Bobby has trained prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys and law enforcement throughout West Texas and the State on numerous criminal law topics.  In 2019, he was recognized by his peers and named the Lone Star Prosecutor of the Year.  Bobby Bland has been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20, CNN, Fox News and in the New York Times, London Times and USA Today among many other media outlets.  Bobby retired in 2020 as the longest serving District Attorney in Ector County history having lost only 1 criminal trial during his prolific time in office.

Bobby has served on the Board of the Odessa and Permian Basin Boys and Girls Club for over 20 years, including several stints as President.  He also has served as the President of the Texas District and County Attorney Foundation and has been a youth volunteer at his church.  Bobby lives in Odessa with his wife and has 3 children.

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