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The County Attorney is responsible for prosecuting adults charged with misdemeanor criminal offenses such
 as family violence assault, driving while intoxicated and theft; prosecuting juveniles charged with misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses; and advising the Commissioners Court and other elected officials and department heads on legal matters.

The County Attorney is legally and ethically prohibited from advising members of the public regarding private matters.

Headshot of Edmund Zielinski, a white male with gray hair and a beard; he wears a black suit jacket, a white button-up, and a red tie.
101 S. Dixon St.
Gainesville, Texas 76240
TELEPHONE (940) 668-5459
FAX (940) 668-5444

Ed has been licensed to practice law in both New York and Texas and was a Captain in the United States Army.  He has served as General Counsel for a non-profit organization; Assistant District Attorney in Cooke County and also as the Justice of the Peace.  Ed received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Detroit, Juris Doctor Degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in Washington and is a graduate from United States Army Judge Advocate General's School. 

Headshot of Keith Orsburn, a white male with brown hair and a beard; he wears a black suit jacket, a blue button-up, and a red tie.

Keith "KO" Orsburn
First Assistant County Attorney

Keith has been licensed to practice law since 1984 and has been Board Certified in Criminal Law since 1999.  He has been in private practice for 28 years; served as the Municipal Judge for the cities of Ponder, Corinth, and Valley View; and the Municipal Judge for the City of Denton.  Keith received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Baylor University and a Juris Doctor Degree from South Texas College of Law.  Keith is a fifth generation native Texan and was born and raised in Cooke County.

Headshot of Michael Krebs, a white male with black hair; he wears a dark blue suit jacket, a white button-up, and a red tie.

Michael Krebs
County Attorney Criminal 

TELEPHONE (940) 668-5509

Michael Krebs began his career in law enforcement in 2004. After graduating from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, he attended the Texoma Regional Police Academy where he graduated as the Salutatorian of his class. Michael began his career as an officer with the Denison Police Department. After a few years there, he decided to move back to his hometown where he served with the Cooke County Sheriff’s Office for 14 ½ years. 

Callie Paxton


Legal Administrative Assistants
Kathy Martinez • Cathy Burrows • Traci King • Shannon Hollis