Ashley Steele

Scholar Criminal Law / Post-Conviction
Class of 2014
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Ashley Steele is a post-conviction attorney in the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs (OCFW), a Texas state public defender office located in Austin that represents individuals in state post-conviction litigation. Immediately upon graduating from law school, she received a fellowship from Yale Law School’s Initiative for Public Interest Law to work at Texas Defender Service in Austin on a project advocating for the creation of a state-wide public defender office for appeals in death penalty cases.

At Texas Law, Ashley participated in the Capital Punishment Clinic, the Actual Innocence Clinic, and the Criminal Defense Clinic, and she interned and volunteered for the Texas Defender Service in Austin throughout her time in law school. She also spent a summer working for the OCFW and served as a volunteer research assistant to a private attorney on a state habeas capital case.