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Ashley Chapman Hoff sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas

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Posted at 3:50 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 16:50:52-05

Ashley Chapman Hoff is officially the United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas, according to the United States Attorney’s Office Western District of Texas.

On January 26, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas appointed Hoff as U.S. Attorney, effective yesterday.

Pursuant to the appointment order, Hoff will serve as U.S. Attorney until a successor is appointed and sworn into office, the United States Attorney’s Office Western District of Texas said in a news release.

U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman administered the oath of office to Hoff at the federal courthouse in Austin.

“It is truly the honor of a lifetime 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 and embrace the immense responsibility of this position,” said U.S. Attorney Hoff. “I am privileged to work alongside the incredibly talented and dedicated women and men of this office, who give their all every day to protect the public, defend the Constitution, and represent the United States of America.”

As U.S. Attorney, Hoff is the chief 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 where the United States is a party.

The Western District of Texas includes 68 counties spanning about 93,000 square miles. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas employs more than 300 people and has staffed offices in Austin, Alpine, Del Rio, El Paso, Midland, Waco, and San Antonio.

Hoff has spent 26 years as a public servant and prosecutor, handling criminal cases in both state and federal court, according to the United States Attorney’s Office Western District of Texas.

She has been with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas for more than 17 years.

Since 2018, she has served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney. In that role, she was responsible for the supervision of over 150 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and all aspects of the district’s criminal and civil practice.

Prior to being First Assistant U.S. Attorney, Hoff was the Chief of the Austin Division from 2012 to 2018.

Before becoming part of the District’s leadership, Hoff served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Austin Division for more than eight years where she prosecuted a wide variety of federal offenses, including violent crime, drug trafficking, firearms violations, identity theft, health care fraud, among others.

Hoff is a native Texan who was born and raised in Sherman and graduated from Texas Christian University in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree, majoring in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Government and Spanish.

She received her law degree from Baylor University in 1994.