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Kerrisa Chelkowski

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in San Antonio, TX

Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski
1017 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone: 726-224-4910
Fax: 210-226-7540
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2015
Licensed in Texas Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Appellate, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Attorney Profile

Criminal defense attorney Kerrisa Chelkowski is the founder of the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski in San Antonio, Texas. Ms. Chelkowski handles many types of criminal defense matters, including those involving allegations of drug violations, DUI/DWI and white collar crimes. She has over 19 years of legal experience and serves clients throughout the San Antonio area. 

Prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney, Ms. Chelkowski served in prosecution roles for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office and the Medina County District Attorney’s Office. These roles provided her with awareness of the strategies and techniques used by prosecutors in criminal cases, which she uses in her current practice to provide the best possible defense to her clients.

In 2007, SA Monthly Magazine named Ms. Chelkowski one of the “Best Lawyers in San Antonio.” That same year she was featured in NSIDE Magazine. She is the author of several articles on criminal law topics for legal publications and is known for her involvement in many noteworthy criminal cases.

In 1998, Ms. Chelkowski earned a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin. She received her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2001. She holds licenses to practice law before all Texas state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Chelkowski is a member of several professional organizations. Some of these include the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Texas Bar College.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Appellate
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Sex Offenses, Appeals, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


2 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2015

Articles about Kerrisa Chelkowski appearing in Super Lawyers

About Kerrisa Chelkowski

First Admitted: 2002, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star Edition Magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in San Antonio - Seen in Scene in SA Monthly, 2007
  • Featured Profile in NSIDE Magazine "Leaders of Generation X" January/February, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • 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, Hidalgo County Bar Association Faculty
  • Member, San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member, Bexar County Women's Bar Association
  • Member, The Heritage Society

Educational Background

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.S., 1998

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • The $25,000 Martini NSIDE Magazine -Consequences of DWI cases, San Antonio Business Journal, March/April, 2007
  • Marriage, A Limited Liability Partnership Effects of Divorce on a Small Business Owner, NSIDE Magazine, May/June, 2007
  • It Pays to Fight - Tips on fighting a speeding ticket, NSIDE Magazine, July/August, 2007
  • Cooperating with the Cooperator - How to guide your client in cooperating with the federal government, The Defender (San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer Association Magazine, July/August, 2007

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Nominated by the Bexar County District Court Judges to sit as a Criminal District Court Magistrate Judge for Bexar County., 2008

Industry Groups

  • SABA
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Office Location for Kerrisa Chelkowski

1017 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78210

Phone: 726-224-4910

Fax: 210-226-7540

Last Updated: 6/1/2022

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