Rosemary Lehmberg is a native of Taylor, Texas. She received a BA degree in Natural Sciences from the University
of Texas at Austin and her Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law.
She maintained a private law practice before joining the staff of the Travis County District Attorney in 1976.
Rosemary began her career with the District Attorney working with the Grand Jury and then as a trial attorney
in the 167th District Court, presided over by Judge Tom Blackwell. She later became chief of that court and
then the chief of the Trial Division.
She has served as the chief of the Career Criminal,
Major Crimes and Public Integrity Divisions.
In 1988, Rosemary became director of the Family Justice Division. While director, she was a founder
of the Travis County Children's Advocacy Center, now the Center for Child Protection, which opened its
new campus in September, 2008. The Center provides state-of-the-art, collaborative investigations of
child abuse cases in a child-friendly environment. During her tenure with the Family Justice Division,
the Austin Chronicle named Rosemary the Best Lawyer for Children's Issues.
Rosemary served as First Assistant District Attorney from 1997 until 2009, when she was elected District Attorney.
She took office in January, 2009, the first woman District Attorney in Travis County history.