Ashley Steele

Before joining the OCFW, Ashley Steele received a fellowship from the Yale Initiative for Public Interest Law to conduct a study of the quality of Texas capital direct appeals at Texas Defender Service, contributing to the TDS report, Lethally Deficient. Ms. Steele earned her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 2014. She worked as a student attorney in the Capital Punishment, Criminal Defense, and Actual Innocence Clinics, and received the Pro Bono Superstar Award and a William Wayne Justice Graduating Student Award in recognition of her 930 hours of pro bono legal work and public interest advocacy.  She is the 2018 recipient of the NLADA New Leaders in Advocacy Award, which recognizes attorneys who exhibit extraordinary leadership early in their careers, and the 2019 Texas Law Fellowships' Excellence in Public Interest award for service as a public interest attorney in the Austin community. At OCFW, in addition to her work as a post-conviction attorney, Ms. Steele also serves as the OCFW training coordinator. 

Contact Information

Phone: (512) 463-8541

Updated Friday, June 17, 2022