About Meredith Chacon
Meredith Chacon is an experienced prosecutor and trial lawyer. Meredith worked for the Bexar County District Attorneys office from May 1999 to September 2018. She started her public service in the DA's office as a victims' advocate and decided to go to law school in 2000. Since receiving her law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law in May 2003, Meredith has grown her trial skills by prosecuting criminal and civil child abuse, human trafficking and domestic violence cases in Bexar County.
In 2015, she was appointed by the Bexar County District Attorney to a newly created position as a liaison between law enforcement and Child Protective Services (CPS). Part of her position involved training both groups on ensuring child safety and how to obtain a successful prosecution. In 2017, Meredith was nominated to the Children’s Justice Act Taskforce for Texas, and has continued her work with the task force to provide the ad litem and criminal defense perspective to the group. Additionally, Meredith is a member of the first Statewide Multidisciplinary Team convened by the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, with a goal of high-level collaboration to address issues in child abuse investigation and prosecution.
After leaving the District Attorney’s Office in 2018, Meredith worked at Child Safe, San Antonio’s children’s advocacy center, where she coordinated multidisciplinary collaboration to improve child abuse prosecutions and worked on formation of the care coordination team addressing the needs of child sex trafficking victims in Bexar County.
In January of 2020 Meredith went into partnership with two other former prosecutors and opened Chacon, Campbell & Alexander, PLLC. The firm concentrates on criminal and family law and as a private attorney she now represents children and parents involved in the CPS legal system as an ad litem attorney. Meredith was appointed by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff to the Bexar County Child Welfare Board in 2018 and was elected Secretary in 2019. She is a frequent speaker and presenter in the legal community and child advocacy arena based on her work in child welfare in Bexar County.