Christina Moss is leaving the prosecutor job she’s held for nearly for years in District Attorney Micheal Murray’s office, but she isn’t quitting on law.
    Moss will leave the district attorney’s office Aug. 18 to work in her father’s business, but she’ll keep her law license active. Moss said she will probably do appellate work on the side and could see herself in an appointment as a special prosecutor.
    Moss, who is married to Brown County Court-at-Law Judge Sam Moss, is president of the Heart of Texas Child Advocacy Center board, and she will continue working with that organization.
    “It makes me excited but also sad,” Moss said of her decision to change jobs.
    Moss, a Houston native, said her father owns a large business called Trantex, which has offices under different names in multiple locations. Moss said her father wants to keep the business in the family.
    She said said she’ll live in Brownwood but will work in sales for the Dallas office, which is called Centerline Supply. The company manufactures and sells road safety equipment to private and government entities, she said.
    “Essentially, as a trial lawyer, all you’re doing is selling your case,” Moss said.
    Moss was 26 and known as Christina Nelson when she joined the district attorney’s office in August 2013. She said earlier she earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in ancient history and classical civilization, with a concentration in Latin.
    It was interesting, Moss said, but she figured it wouldn’t get her a job. it wouldn’t get her a job.
    Moss made herself more marketable, earning a law degree from the South Texas College of Law. She spent a year and a half interning as a prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
    Moss said she is particularly passionate about domestic abuse cases  and the victims who find themselves in “a horrible, hateful cycle.” She said the cases are very difficult and generate a great deal of emotion.
    As her career in the district attorney’s office winds down, Moss said she’s “full speed ahead” until she leaves.
    When asked what it takes to be a prosecutor, Moss said, “you just have to care. … care about the victims, carry about the case, care about the community.”
    Moss said she also cares about a defendant she may be prosecuting because “they’re still a person. Just because you committed a crime doesn’t mean you are a sociopath with nothing to offer the world.”