Natalie Ossenfort serves as the Director of AFJ’s Texas office. Prior to her work with the organization, she helped to create and run the Innocence Project of Texas, a nonprofit dedicated to freeing those wrongfully convicted of crimes in the state. At IPTX, Natalie held both Executive Director and Chief Staff Attorney positions, and she specialized in the litigation of cases involving the use of DNA evidence. She also worked with the organization to successfully advocate on behalf of reforms designed to reduce the number of wrongful convictions and assist those reentering society after lengthy terms of unjust confinement.
Natalie obtained her law degree from the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth. During law school, she served as a Notes and Comments editor for the Texas Wesleyan Law Review and was admitted to the National Order of Barristers. She earned her undergraduate B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio, where she majored in Political Science and graduated cum laude.
Natalie is a member of the State Bar of Texas and currently resides in Dallas. In her spare time she enjoys relaxing by the pool, traveling, and kayaking with her husband and stepson.