Meet Laurie

Meet Laurie

Laurie Eiserloh is a 5th generation Texan with roots in Gonzales and San Antonio. Her mother, who was widowed shortly after Laurie was born, taught school and voted Democratic. She taught Laurie the values of public service and civic engagement. Laurie graduated from the University of Texas, where she also attended Law school, and has made her home in Austin ever since. She and her spouse Jess Chapin and their two children live in a historic home in the Hyde Park neighborhood and are active members of St. David’s Episcopal Church in downtown Austin.
Laurie currently leads the Employment Team in the Civil Litigation Division of the Travis County Attorney’s Office. She has served in the County Attorney’s Civil Litigation Division for 10 years. She has practiced government law since 1993, primarily litigation, starting in the Office of the Texas Attorney General, then working in the private sector at Bickerstaff Heath, Smiley, Pollan, Kever and McDaniel. After a short maternity break, she practiced in the City of Austin Law Department prior to coming to the County Attorney’s Office.

She is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law and Personal Injury Trial law. She is also licensed to practice in Texas, and also admitted to practice in the Federal District Courts of the Western, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

After graduating from UT Law School nearly thirty years ago, she served as the Executive Director of the Lesbian and Gay Rights Lobby of Texas, where she fought in the Texas Legislature for the rights of gay men and lesbians and helped secure funding for people with AIDS. 
Since 2008, she has served on the board of the El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission, which helps Latino and other families in central Texas to lead healthy, productive, and secure lives by offering high-quality affordable health care, as well as education and other services.

Laurie and her family support Trinity Center, a faith-based organization that serves the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Austin. On the coldest nights of the year, Laurie and her family are among the volunteers in the cold weather homeless shelter at St. David’s Episcopal Church.

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PO Box 49579
Austin, TX 78765