U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth S. (“Betsy”) Chestney

U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth S. (“Betsy”) Chestney
262 West Nueva Street, San Antonio, TX 78207
Contact InformationBiographical Information
  • Year Service Began:
    2017
  • Education:
    Duke University School of Law, L.L.M., Judicial Studies, 2020
    The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2002 (with honors)
    Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
    Teaching Quizmaster
    Brown University, A.B., Biomedical Ethics, 1999
    Co-Captain, Div. I Women’s Soccer
    Co-President, Student Athlete Advisory Board
  • Certification:
    Board Certified, Labor & Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2011)
  • Prior Experience:
    Partner, Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao, LLP, Austin, Texas (2014-2016)
    Associate, Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao, LLP, Austin, Texas (2008-2013)
    Adjunct Professor, the University of Texas School of Law (Spr. 2022, Spr. 2021, Spr. 2012 & Spr. 2011)
    Lecturer, the University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas (2005-2008)
    Law Clerk, Honorable Sam Sparks, United States District Judge, W.D. of Texas (2002-2004)
  • Memberships:
    American Law Institute, elected 2019
    William S. Session Inn of Court, 2017-2021
    Lloyd C. Lochridge Inn of Court, 2014-2016
    Federal Bar Association, 2011-present
    Federal Magistrate Judge Association, 2017-present
    State Bar of Texas, 2002-present