Judge Crystal Chandler

Crystal's career shows her deep desire and commitment to making our community a better place.  She has devoted her legal career to serving the people of Texas and the citizens of Bexar County.    

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., 1997, Top 20%


  • Incarnate Word College, B.A., 1994, Magna Cum Laude


  • Winston Churchill High School, 1990, Summa Cum Laude

​Experience

  • Attorney practicing criminal law for nearly 20 years


  • Bexar Co. Assistant Criminal District Attorney for 15 years (1999-2014)​


  • First Chair Felony, Criminal Trial Division & Appellate Division 


  • Former Felony Trial Prosecutor, Family Violence & Victim Protection Division, handling baby death cases, murders & other violent crimes


  • Author, Speaker, Teacher of criminal law for continuing education credit for other lawyers & law enforcement agents


  • Adjunct Professor, San Antonio College, teaching criminal justice courses (2009-2014)


  • Former Judicial Briefing Attorney at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Texas' highest criminal court (1997-1999)

​Community & Professional Organizations

  • Founding member, Chapter 61 Ministries, now Truckers Against Trafficking, a non-profit engaged in the fight to end human trafficking

  • S.A. Women's Chamber of Commerce, SMART WOMEN Series Committee member


  • College of the State Bar of Texas, member ​

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  • Healthy Families San Antonio, former board member


  • Community Bible Church, former children's ministries volunteer

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  • Student Lawyer, Center for Legal and Social Justice, St. Mary's University School of Law, Criminal Justice Clinic​​

Personal

  • Married for 17 years and mother of two boy


  • Attend Community Bible Church