Benjamin Wolff

Last modified on: 12-30-2015 14:36:15

Director
(Office of Capital and Forensic Writs)


General Information

Home Town: Austin


Personal Information

Ben Wolff is the Director of the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs. Prior to assuming this position in October 2015, he worked as a post-conviction attorney in Austin, Texas with the Texas Defender Service, representing death-sentenced individuals in state and federal post-conviction proceedings. Before that, Ben worked for a number of years at The Bronx Defenders, a public defender organization in Bronx, NY, as a trial attorney and in a variety of supervisorial positions. In these roles, Ben supervised attorneys and other legal advocates in their practice, as well as trained and supervised a team of ten investigators. As a trial attorney, Ben tried numerous felony cases to verdict. Ben is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, and Davidson College. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ben worked as a mitigation specialist and defense-initiated-victim-outreach (D.I.V.O.) specialist on behalf of defense counsel in capital cases on the West Coast and the South and as an investigator with the Bronx Defenders. A native of Missouri, Ben's experience also includes work with youth in Esteli, Nicaragua and service as an Election Observer in El Salvador.

Contact and Phone Numbers

(512) 463-8502
benjamin.wolff@ocw.texas.gov