Ashley Chapman Hoff is officially the United States attorney for the Western District of Texas, according to the Western District of Texas Attorney General.
On January 26, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas appointed Hoff as a U.S. attorney, effective yesterday.
Under the appointment order, Hoff will serve as a U.S. attorney until a successor is appointed and sworn in, the Western District of Texas Attorney’s Office said in a press release.
The US District Judge Robert Pitman took the oath of office in the federal court in Austin.
“It is truly the honor of your life to serve as the United States attorney for the western district of Texas, and I am grateful to the court for the appointment. I acknowledge the immense responsibility of this position and accept it, “said US attorney Hoff. “I have the privilege to work with the incredibly talented and dedicated women and men in this office who give everything every day to protect the public, defend the Constitution, and represent the United States of America.”
As a US attorney, Hoff is the top federal law enforcement officer in the western district of Texas.
She is responsible for prosecuting violations of federal law and representing the federal government in civil litigation in which the United States is a party.
The western district of Texas includes 68 counties that cover approximately 93,000 square miles. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas employs more than 300 people and has offices in Austin, the Alps, Del Rio, El Paso, Midland, Waco, and San Antonio.
Hoff has worked as a civil servant and prosecutor for 26 years, serving criminal cases in both state and federal courts, according to the Western District of Texas Attorney’s Office.
She has served with the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas for more than 17 years.
She has been the first female US assistant attorney since 2018. In that capacity, she was responsible for overseeing over 150 US assistant attorneys and all aspects of the district’s criminal and civil practice.
Prior to serving as First Assistant to the US Attorney, Hoff was Head of the Austin Division from 2012 to 2018.
Prior to joining the district leadership, Hoff served for more than eight years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Austin division, prosecuting a variety of federal offenses including violent crime, drug trafficking, firearm violations, identity theft, and healthcare fraud , among other.
Hoff is a native Texan born and raised in Sherman, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University in 1991 with a major in secondary education with an emphasis on government and Spanish.
She received her law degree from Baylor University in 1994.