Fourth Court of Appeals

Justice Karen Angelini 
Photo of Justice Karen Angelini

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Justice Karen Angelini was born in Austin, Texas in 1951. She was appointed to the Fourth Court of Appeals in January 1997. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (B.A. with Honors 1972) and St. Mary's University School of Law (J.D. 1979).

Prior to joining the court, Justice Angelini practiced law for approximately ten years with the law firm of Brock and Fuller. She also served as a Briefing Attorney with the Fourth Court of Appeals for one year and with the U.S. District and U.S. Magistrate Courts in the San Antonio Division of the Western District of Texas for four years.

Justice Angelini served as President of the San Antonio Bar Association in 2004-2005. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the San Antonio Bar Foundation and she is a member of the Texas Bar Foundation. In the past, she has served on the Judicial Ethics Committee, St. Mary's University Board of Trustees, President of St. Mary's Law Alumni Association, Vice-President of the San Antonio Young Lawyers Asociation and Chairperson of the Federal Bar Admissions Committee.


Staff Attorneys

  • Valerie Najera
  • Diane Palmiotti