Kerrisa Chelkowski

Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski
Contact: 210.228.9393
Law School: Texas Tech University
Jurisdictions: Texas
5th Circuit


About Kerrisa Chelkowski
Beginning her legal career as a prosecutor with the Bexar County District Attorneyâs Office and as a special prosecutor at the Medina County District Attorneyâs Office, Attorney Kerrisa Chelkowksi has gained invaluable experience. Knowing and understanding how the other side of the courtroom operates provides a tremendous advantage to her overall case defense. Using creative strategies, she is more easily able to protect her clientsâ rights in a way that is both aggressive and strong. Ranked as a 10.0 Superb Avvo rated lawyer by both her peers and past clients, this is the highest possible score that an attorney can receive. Included in the list of Texasâ Super Lawyers® Rising StarsSM for five years in a row, she is a selective group consisting of less than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state.

Representing clients facing everything from DUI charges to violent crimes, record expungement to drug crimes, there is no case too complex for her and her legal team to handle. She provides thorough investigations into every case that she takes on, giving nothing less than her absolute best. It is dedication like this that has earned her the title as one of the âBest Lawyers in San Antonioâ in SA Magazine. Offering a free case evaluation, it is her goal as a San Antonio criminal defense attorney to pursue justice, safeguard the rights of the people and walk away with successful case results for her clients. Contact her firm to learn more and to fill out a free case evaluation.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Expungement
  • Murder Violent Crimes
  • White Collar Crime
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
5th Circuit
Professional Experience
Attorney, Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski
Bexar County Assistance District Attorney, Bexar County District Attorney
At the Bexar County DA's office Kerrisa was assigned to the appellate and trial divisions of the office. During her time in the appellate division she handled over 30 cases including death penalty appeals. Within her first year at the office she handled Stewart v. State, a significant DWI case which found itself to the Court of Criminal Appeals. Kerrisa argued that case to the Court of Criminal Appeals in front of a packed house of more than 400 spectators with successful results. Kerrisa also argued numerous times in front of the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Texas.
Texas Tech UniversityDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Best Lawyers in San Antonio, Best Lawyers in San Antonio - Seen in SA Monthly 2007
2009 Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
Member, United States Supreme Court Historical Society
Member, Federal Bar Association
Member, Texas Criminal Trial College
Member, Hildalgo County Bar Association
Member, San Antonio Bar Association
Member, Bexar County Women's Bar Association
Member, Texas State Bar


San Antonio Texas Criminal Defense Attorney Kerrisa Chelkowski
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in the San Antonio area please fill out our criminal defense form so we can quickly assess your case. After being charged with a federal or state crime in Texas, you need a criminal defense attorney who can deliver an aggressive and effective defense to ensure the best possible outcome for your criminal case. You don't need empty promises. I have the experience to ensure the best possible results. My objective is always to protect your future. At the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski, in San Antonio, Texas, I focus on criminal defense. Before opening the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski, I worked for two years as a prosecutor and gained valuable experience that I now use to represent you. Being a prosecutor, I know what the state government can and cant do; it keeps me a step ahead of your case. As a prosecutor, I tried numerous cases and handled appeals through argument to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. I know how important it is to move quickly, aggressively, and decisively to protect your rights and challenge the prosecution's case, and I know how important it is to keep you fully informed of your case. I will put you at ease and explain every step in your defense. My experience helps you from investigation through post-conviction. I offer effective, skillful criminal defense for charges such as: Federal offenses: I have an in-depth understanding of federal criminal law and federal court requirements, including criminal defense and appeals for charges such as fraud and white collar crimes, federal internet crime, and drug offenses. I have argued successfully in front of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and have had many cases against my clients dismissed. State crimes and DWI defense: After being charged with a criminal offense or DWI, it isn't always about guilt or innocence. It is often about whether the prosecution has a valid case for conviction. I offer a criminal defense that is focused on helping you stay out of jail and avoid the serious penalties that come with a conviction. It's your future, and I fight to protect it. In addition, I can use my experience to help you maintain your probation or parole, if it is being challenged because of a violation. Appeals: If you have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor crime at the state or federal level, it is your right to appeal. I also offer aggressive, knowledgeable representation that can help you clear your record of a conviction. An effective defense starts immediately. If you or a family member has been charged with a state or federal crime, or if you are considering appealing a criminal conviction, my record speaks for itself. Contact me to schedule a consultation. At the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski, I stay focused on getting an outcome that is best for you. My focus is on quality not quantity. I dont maintain a high volume criminal law practice, so that I may give each client the individual attention he or she deserves.

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Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski
1017 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78210
Telephone: 210.228.9393
Telephone: 210.201.7821