Ty Howorth is a staff attorney in the Capital Trials Branch West of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Previously, she worked as a staff attorney in the Elizabethtown Trial Office of the Department. She started her work there immediately after law school as a Texas Law Gideon’s Promise Fellow.
At Texas Law, Ty was involved in the Public Defense Group, Public Interest Law Association, and OUTLaw, and participated in a variety of pro bono activities, including serving on the Pro Bono in January leadership team and as a lead student counselor and a Mithoff Pro Bono Scholar with the Expunction Project. As both a 2L and a 3L, Ty was a Pro Bono Beacon, one of the members in their class to donate the most hours of pro bono service. Ty participated in the Capital Punishment Clinic and Criminal Defense Clinic, and interned with the Texas Office of Capital and Forensic Writs. Ty worked in the summer with the Texas Fair Defense Project and the Regional Public Defenders for Capital Cases, both in Austin. Ty graduated with a joint degree in social work.