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Bianca Bentzin

Chief Prosecutor

City of Austin


Bianca Bentzin is the Chief Prosecutor for the City of Austin and has been in this role since 2010. Bianca leads a team of attorneys and staff members responsible for the prosecution of Class C misdemeanors cited pursuant to state laws and municipal ordinances.  She earned a B.A. in Political Science, History, and French from the University of Arizona in 1990 and her law degree with honors from Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa in 1994.  After law school Bianca served as an Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Phoenix for fifteen years including work as a trial attorney, community prosecutor, and technology development attorney.  She earned her master’s degree in counseling specializing in relationship and family therapy in September 2018. Bianca has a part-time therapy practice providing support to couples and to individuals working through trauma, grief, loss, life transitions, anxiety and depression. She also enjoys volunteering as a board member for the Samaritan Center - a local organization dedicated to supporting the mental health of veterans, active-duty military and first responders. Bianca spends the rest of her time trying new recipes and traveling (international and domestic), visiting her adult children in Colorado (in a town you’ve never heard of) and Philadelphia, and trying to visit her last 3 U.S. states (Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota).