2024 – 4th Court of Appeals, Place 4

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Luz Elena Chapa* (D-city)
Candidate (R-city)

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Candidate (G)
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Texas Bar Card Number24025323
Campaign Mailing Address
Campaign Phone
Campaign Website
Social Media Linkstwitter
Current Occupation
Years of Texas Residency
JD School & YearSt. Mary's University
Other EducationB.A., English
St. Mary's University
Year of State Bar Licensure2000
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)
Jury Trial Experience
Appellate Judicial ExperienceJustice, 4th Court of Appeals
Place 4
Since 2013
Other Judicial Experience
Board Certifications
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)
Prior Elections
Most Recent Bar Polls
Key Endorsements (Max 5)
Judicial Philosophy (Max 250 words)
  • Youngest serving Hispanic Justice in the State of Texas
  • Practice concentrated on products liability litigation before taking the bench
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