2024 – 4th Court of Appeals, Place 4

No Primary Race in March
General Election Race in November

Court & PlaceDemocratRepublicanNotes/Other

Luz Elena Chapa*
(D-San Antonio)

Lori Massey Brissette
(R-San Antonio)

Candidate (L)
Candidate (G)
Candidate (I)

Texas Bar Card Number2402532300787978
Campaign Mailing Address

Luz Elena Chapa Campaign
PO Box 90382
San Antonio, TX 78209

Lori Massey Brissette
522 Avenue A #1207E
San Antonio, TX 78215
Campaign Contactinfo@justicechapa.comcontact form
Campaign Websitejusticechapa.comwww.lmbforthe4th.com
Social Media Links.
Current Occupation Justice, Fourth Court of Appeals

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Years of Texas Residency50
JD School & YearSt. Mary's University
South Texas College of Law
Other EducationB.A., English
St. Mary's University
University of Texas
Sociology 1990
Year of State Bar Licensure20001993
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)

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Executive Director, Enterprise Litigation, USAA


Shareholder Attorney Ford & Massey, P.C.



Of Counsel Attorney, Haynes and Boone



Associate Attorney, Prichard, Hawkins, & Young

Associate Attorney, Jones Kurth & Andrews


Associate Attorney, Ball & Weed



Briefing Attorney, Texas Supreme Court


Jury Trial Experience30+ jury trials
Appellate Judicial ExperienceJustice, 4th Court of Appeals
Place 4
Since 2013
Other Judicial Experience288th District Court
Board CertificationsCivil Appellate Law
(prior to taking district bench)
Courts Admitted
  • Texas (State Courts)
  • U.S. Dist. Court for the Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court for the Western Dist. of Texas
Honors and 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)

•Woman of Excellence, San Antonio Womens Chamber of Commerce; 

•Angel Award, Any Baby Can

•President's Award, San Antonio Bar Association

•Bergman Service Award, Arms of Hope (Previously Medina Childrens Home)

•Finalist, Belva Lockwood Award, Bexar County Womens Bar Association

•Finalist, Athena Leadership Award, North SA Chamber of Commerce

Prior Elections
Most Recent Bar Polls2024 Poll - 430 54%
2024 Poll - 361 46%
Key Endorsements (Max 5)Texans for Lawsuit Reform
Judicial Philosophy (Max 250 words)

I will not legislate from the bench but will follow the precedent as established by the Supreme Court and  Legislature.

MiscYoungest serving Hispanic Justice in the State of Texas

Practice concentrated on products liability litigation before taking the bench
Executive Officer, Northwestern Mutual
Executive Officer, USAA

Member of ImpactSA, NAWBO and NAMI Greater San Antonio; Founder of Families in Crisis which beget the Christ Coalition

Date Submitted by CandidateData from public sources1/10/24

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