Emily Angulo is the Chief of the Misdemeanor Trial Division of the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. She has served the office since July of 1999. As the Misdemeanor Chief, she is responsible for the supervision and operations of all misdemeanor courts in the Criminal Trial Division.
Emily graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas in May of 1997. Upon graduation, she returned home to Florida where she practiced as an Assistant Public Defender in Marion County, Florida. While there, she represented both juveniles and adults charged with crimes and helped to ensure they received due process and a fair trial that should be afforded to every individual charged with a crime.
Continuing her call for public service, in July of 1999, Emily returned to San Antonio to begin her career as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney with the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. During the past fifteen years of service with the District Attorney’s Office, Emily has practiced before many judges in both the misdemeanor and felony criminal courts. She has represented the State of Texas in the prosecution of thousands of criminal cases ranging from DWI and Assaults to Aggravated Robberies and Murders. During this time, she has continued in her goal to ensure fair trials to individuals charged with offenses. In the fall of 2013, she was one of two prosecutors on a trial team, in the State of Texas v. Arturo Noriega, who prosecuted and secured the first Bexar County jury verdict of life on a DWI Murder case.
Emily has had previous experience in the District Attorney’s Office working with misdemeanor attorneys in the criminal courts of Bexar County. From October of 2007 until January of 2011, Emily supervised the misdemeanor trial prosecutors. During that time, she also assisted in the development of programs to rehabilitate first time DWI offenders and was key in developing search warrants for Bexar County’s “no refusal” program. In 2009, she was named by the Circles of San Antonio Community Coalition and the DWI Bexar County Task Force as the Criminal Justice Partner of the Year for her Outstanding Contributions.
Emily is licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of Texas and the Supreme Court of Florida.