Brit Featherston became the United States Attorney, for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern District of Texas, in November 2021 after returning from Baghdad, Iraq as the Justice Attaché. For the year 2018, he served as the Justice Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Joining the office in 1996, Featherston has served in the capacity of Acting U.S. Attorney, First Assistant U.S. Attorney, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, and supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney for the past eleven years. He also spent seven years as a prosecuting AUSA in the Lufkin Division of the Eastern District of Texas, before taking on various roles in the district and the country. He has served two temporary duty assignments in Washington D.C. with the Department of Justice, and has managed various programs in the district.
Featherston, a graduate of Baylor University Law School, worked his way through undergraduate school as a police officer. After graduating from law school, he joined the Houston law firm of Funderburk & Funderburk, LLC., before returning to his law enforcement roots at the Brazoria County District Attorney’s Office. There, he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 1996.
Featherston is a recipient of the Attorney General’s highest Award for Exceptional Service for his work on the James Byrd dragging death case and in 2019 he was recognized for his exceptional service by the DOJ for his work in Afghanistan. In 2010, he was appointed Counsel for Critical Incident Response for all U.S. Attorney’s Offices and worked on the 2011 National Level Exercise as the Department of Justice representative. He has worked in various capacities involving crisis management both on the federal and state side.