Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski

San Antonio criminal defense lawyer, Kerrisa Chelkowski, utilizes over 10 years of experience as she personally handles each case, working to obtain exemplary results no matter what.

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Firm Overview

Founded in 2004, The Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski has been proudly serving San Antonio and the surrounding areas of Texas with aggressive and passionate legal representation. Attorny Chelkowski is firmly dedicated to putting her clients needs first, investigating and dissecting every case to produce the best defense that she can. Included in the list of Texas Super Lawyers Rising StarSM for five consecutive years from 2009-2013, she has set herself apart. Given a 10.0 Super Avvo Rating, not only do her peers recognize her skills, but so do her past clients. As a highly committed San Antonio criminal defense attorney, she handles all her own cases personally because she knows that there is a lot at stake when it comes to criminal accusations. With over a decade of experience, she has worked as a former prosecutor for the Bexar County District Attorney Office and learned how the other side of the system operates. Together with all of her years of dedication to her work, unrelenting legal tactics and invaluable knowledge regarding the legal system, her long history of successful case results speaks for itself.

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Main Office
1017 South Alamo Street
San Antonio  TX  78210

Phone
  • (210) 228-9393
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Criminal Defense

Serving the residents of San Antonio with criminal charges, Attorney Chelkowski provides dedicated representation for those facing accusations for everything from a DUI to federal crimes.

Providing exemplary defense strategies for those accused of a variety of criminal offenses including violent crimes, sex offenses, DUIs, drug crimes and others, the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski has extensive experience obtaining successful case results. As a 10.0 Super Avvo Rated criminal lawyer, Attorney Chelkowski is committed not only to her practice, but more importantly to the future of her clients. As a former prosecutor, she is highly knowledgeable regarding the other side of the courtroom, giving her a distinct advantage when creating a defense. Honored by colleagues in her field, she has also been included in the list of Texas Super Lawyers Rising StarsSM for five consecutive years. The firms results speak for themselves, as they have an almost perfect track record when it comes to misdemeanors and felonies alike. Free case evaluation offered for potential clients.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

After studying at Texas Tech University and graduating in 2001 with her Juris Doctor, Kerrisa Chelkowski went to work as a prosecutor for the Bexar County District Attorney Office. While there, she learned the in-depth strategies that prosecutors use when trying to bring about a conviction. Taking this experience and knowledge, she focused her attention instead on protecting the rights of those that are facing criminal accusations. Committed to preserving justice, she was featured in 2007 in a local San Antonio magazine, called the Scene in SA, for being a Rising Star and for being one of the best attorneys in Appellate Law. Handling all types of criminal cases, she utilizes her past experiences to put together aggressive cases for each of her clients.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Having spent time as former prosecutor for the Bexar County District Attorney Office, Attorney Chelkowski was able to not only garner invaluable skills, but see how the other side operates. Taking their tactics into consideration, she is now more easily able to create a solid defense that can combat the evidence the prosecution may attempt to present. Her hard work and dedication to the field of criminal defense has not gone unnoticed. She has been included in the list of Super Lawyers Rising Stars from 2009-2013, which is an honor given to only 2.5% of all the lawyers in the state. A local magazine called the Scene in SA named her one of the best Appellate Law attorneys, as well as a Rising Star for the San Antonio area. Currently she is also in the Presidents Club at the Heritage Foundation, is on the Board of Directors for the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and is highly involved with a variety of other legal associations. Rated by her peers and past clients, Attorney Chelkowski has been given a Super 10.0 Avvo Rating for her exemplary client representation, colleague endorsements and involvement in the field.

Kerrisa Chelkowski

Beginning her legal education at Texas Tech University, Kerrisa Chelkowski received her Juris Doctor in 2001. From there she began her legal career as the Assistant District Attorney at the Bexar County District Attorney Office. Working as a former prosecutor allowed her to not only gain invaluable experience on how the other side of the legal system operates, but it provided her with a wealth of knowledge that she uses to this day. Personally handling each of her clients cases, she is driven to protect their rights and promote justice. Through her devotion to her legal field, her peers and past clients have given her the highest possible rating of 10.0 Superb on Avvo, the premier legal ranking website. This is something that is achieved only through rigorous involvement in the legal community, tremendous case results and a commitment to clients best interests.


Included in the list of Texas Super Lawyers Rising StarsSM for five years in a row, from 2009-2013, Attorney Chelkowski has been honored as one of the top legal advocates in Texas. An honor such as that is given to less than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the entire state. A local magazine, Scene in SA, named her as one of the Best Lawyers in San Antonio as a Rising Star and also as one of the best Appellate Law attorneys for 2007. Her devotion does not just stop with her work, as she is highly involved in the Presidents Club at the Heritage Foundation, is on the Board of Directors for the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and is appointed by Bexar County as a Magistrate Judge. Offering a free initial consultation over the phone or a risk-free case evaluation form for potential clients to fill out, she is devoted to providing her services with as few costs as possible. With a long history of successful case results, including an almost perfect record for both felony and misdemeanor cases, Attorney Chelkowski has obtained full case dismissals. For over a decade, she has pursued positive case verdicts time and again for clients throughout Texas. As a qualified San Antonio criminal defense lawyer, there is no case too complicated for her to handle.

License
  • Bar Number: 24034373
    Texas , 2002

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