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SLHA Welcomes Justin Wood

By Laura Piatt I December 8, 2023 I SLHA, New Senior Counsel and Director of Government Relations

Justin brings over 20 years of legal experience, with much of the last 10 years of his career also focused in the public policy arena. He most recently served on the leadership team at Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas as General Counsel and Vice-President of External Relations where he handled legal matters, partner relations and directed state and federal public policy efforts for the statewide non-profit network of children’s advocacy centers throughout Texas. Prior to that, Justin oversaw criminal justice policy for the Texas Senate, serving as Committee Director under the leadership of Senator John Whitmire. 

Justin spent the first 16 years of his career in the courtroom as an Assistant District Attorney in both Houston and Austin. In Harris County, Justin achieved the rank of Chief Felony Prosecutor and was proud to be the voice for victims of violent crime, having tried over 60 jury trials including the successful prosecution of ten capital murder cases. During his time in Travis County, Justin served as Chief of the Public Integrity Unit and was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of public corruption cases alleged to have been committed by public officials and state employees. Justin also served as Legislative Liaison for both the Harris and Travis County District Attorney’s Offices, advocating on behalf of prosecutors impacted by public policy considerations in the Texas legislature. 

Justin’s complete Bio can be viewed here.