Chelsie Spencer

Outside IP Counsel



901 S. MoPac Expressway
Building 1, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78746


J.D. University of Miami School of Law


As outside IP counsel, Chelsie Spencer represents Vicente LLP clients in a co-counsel capacity. She is a member of Ritter Spencer Cheng PLLC. 

In addition to her representation of cannabis clients, Chelsie is an experienced trademark attorney. She has successfully secured the registration of numerous federal trademarks for her clients and manages worldwide trademark portfolios. Her trademark practice also encompasses transactional issues such as trademark licensing, consent and coexistence agreements, and assignments. Chelsie is nationally recognized for her trademark work with cannabis clients across the United States.

Chelsie has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the Cannabis practice area by Thomson Reuters and has been awarded the Client Champion distinction by Martindale-Hubbell. She is President of the Texas Hemp Legal Fund, serves as Chair of the International Cannabis Bar Association’s Amicus Committee, and serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Texas Cannabis Council. She has helped draft cannabis legislation at both the federal and state levels and routinely advises state legislatures in regard to crafting effective cannabis policies.


Leadership & Community Involvement

  • President, Texas Hemp Legal Fund
  • Chair, International Cannabis Bar Association’s Amicus Committee
  • Vice President on the Board of Directors, Texas Cannabis Council.