2018

2018
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Fourth Court of Appeals, Place 4




Luz Elena Chapa*
(Democrat)




Patrick Ballantyne
(Republican)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Luz Elena Chapa Campaign
P.O. Box 460053
San Antonio, Texas 78246
Email


Patrick Ballantyne Campaign
1819 N. Main Street, Box 211
San Antonio, Texas 78212
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CURRENT OCCUPATION

Justice
Texas Fourth Court of Appeals
Place 4
*2013-present


Assistant Criminal District Attorney
Bexar County



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A., English
St. Mary's University
1995


B.A., Loyola University
New Orleans
2001



JURIS DOCTOR

St. Mary's University
1999

Internships:
U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett
U.S. Congressman Frank Tejeda
4th Court of Appeals Chief Justice (Ret.) Alma L. López


Baylor Law School
2005



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

2000


2006



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE

Justice, 4th Court of Appeals
Place 4
Since 2013






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER








LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • Attorney, Chapa Law Group, P.C.; San Antonio (2010-12)
  • Attorney, Chapa & Nevarez, P.C.; San Antonio (2005-10)
  • Attorney, Hartline, Dacus, Barger, Dreyer & Kern, L.L.P.; Corpus Christi (2002-05)
  • Attorney, Barger, Hermansen, McKibben & Villarreal, L.L.P.; Corpus Christi (2001-02)
  • Attorney, Oaxaca, Bernal & Associates; El Paso (2000-01)
  • Law Clerk, Lyons & Rhodes, P.C.; San Antonio (1998-99)
  • Law Clerk, Law Offices of Frank Herrera, Jr.; San Antonio (1997-98)
  • Intern, Chief Justice (Ret.) Alma L. López, Fourth Court of Appeals; San Antonio (1997)
  • Law Clerk, The Center for Legal and Social Justice; San Antonio (1997)
  • Legislative Correspondent, Congressman Frank Tejeda; Washington, D.C. (1995-96)
  • Intern, Congressman Lloyd Doggett; Washington, D.C. (1995)
  • Intern, Cauthorn, Hale, Hornberger, Sheehan, Fuller & Becker; San Antonio (1995)

Patrick Ballantyne began his career as a criminal defense attorney in San Antonio before becoming a prosecutor for the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office where he has spent the last 10 years. Patrick is presently the Chief of the Conviction Integrity Unit, Chief of the Ethical Disclosures Unit, Chief of the Post-Conviction Writs Unit, and the Lead Prosecutorial Ethics Trainer for the office. As an Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Patrick’s experience includes myriad misdemeanor and felony jury trials, white collar and public integrity prosecutions, criminal and civil appeals, pretrial and post-conviction habeas corpus, mental health and civil commitment actions, officer-involved shooting investigations, and environmental crimes enforcement.



BOARD CERTIFICATIONS




Criminal Law



COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • Texas (State Courts)
  • U.S. Dist. Court for the Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court for the Western Dist. of Texas

  • Texas (State Courts)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas


HONORS & AWARDS

  • San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame (2014)
  • 2015 Community Leadership Award, Mexican American Bar Association-San Antonio
  • Board, St. Mary’s University Law Alumni Association (2013-present)
  • Board, Clarity Child Guidance Center (2016-present)
  • Board, Children’s Ballet of San Antonio (2015-17)





PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2018 Texas Democratic Primary Election
Fourth Court of Appeals, Place 4
100%; unopposed

2012 Texas General Election
Fourth Court of Appeals, Place 4
51.48% v. Steve Hilbig* (R)


2018 Texas Republican Primary Election
Fourth Court of Appeals, Place 4
100%; unopposed



MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

258 of 451 votes
57%


193 of 451 votes
43%



KEY ENDORSEMENTS








JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY




As Socrates said, judges must "hear courteously, answer wisely, consider soberly, and decide impartially." A judge's role is to interpret laws, apply those laws to the facts, and and uphold the protections of our Federal and State Constitutions. Any judge who seeks to re-write the laws or the text of our constitutions acts contrary to his or her oath.

I strongly believe that public service is a calling, not a business venture. This is especially true of judicial office. As a criminal practitioner, I am not beholden to the special interests that threaten the independence of our judiciary. As a Justice of the Court of Appeals, I will treat all parties before the Court with respect and decide their cases on the merits alone.



OTHER INFORMATION

  • Youngest serving Hispanic Justice in the State of Texas
  • Practice concentrated on products liability litigation before taking the bench

Patrick was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He is married to Adria Ballantyne, a registered nurse and pediatric cardiac care coordinator. They have two sons (Benjamin & Elijah) and a daughter (Sadie Paige).



INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:
*Sourced from public information
12/5/17


Last Updated:
10/3/2018
10/3/18

*Information gathered from various public sources, and may not yet be approved by the candidate.
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