Melissa Saenz, candidate for Bexar County Court At Law # 2 currently serves the people of Bexar County as a Felony First Chair Prosecutor in the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office.

She began her career as an assistant District Attorney after obtaining her Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech School of Law. Her tenure has spanned several District Attorney’s including Judge Susan Reed, Nicholas La Hood and now Joe Gonzales.

Melissa has extensive experience prosecuting offenses such as DWI, Theft, Sexual Crimes Against Children, and Capital Murder cases. She understands the difference between a violent criminal that needs to go to prison and a misdemeanor offender that should be rehabilitated.

Melissa is committed to Restorative Justice and making sure that we are not criminalizing poverty and wasting taxpayers dollars through unnecessary incarceration. She is dedicated to doing what is best for our community.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Melissa received her Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Texas At San Antonio. During college she had the privilege of serving as a Judicial Intern for the honorable Judge Xavier Rodriguez. She received her high school diploma from Southwest High School.



Texas Tech School of Law

  • Juris Doctorate

  • Hispanic Law School Association


University of Texas At San Antonio

  • Bachelors in Political Science

  • Minor in Legal Studies

  • Member of Phi Alpha Delta


SouthWest High School, Graduate

She is a first generation College student who worked her way through college and worked to make sure that her classes were paid for and that she was able to afford her school books and supplies.

Melissa’s formative years were shaped by her hard-working parents, a father who repaired X-ray machines and a mother who was a housekeeper. Both of her grandfathers fought in World War II and put their life on the line to make sure our country was protected. After the war Melissa’s paternal grandfather would work at Kelly Air-Force base as a civil servant and retire after 30 years of service.

It is her deep community roots and hard working family that has taught Melissa the importance of making sure that everyone that goes before the court be treated fairly.