Jani Jo Wood (Maselli)

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Jani Jo Wood is in the Appellate Section of the Harris County Public Defender’s Office. She has been an adjunct professor at UH Law School since 1999. Jani was named the Charles Butts Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year at this year’s Rusty Duncan seminar. Additionally, her 700-plus peers in the Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association recently honored her as their 2013 Lawyer of the Year. Jani serves as a board member of the Innocence Project of Texas and as a director of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. She is married to Ted Wood, and between the two of them, they have five children, one dog (Princess), and one cat (Bob). Jani is currently seeking the Place 4 seat on the CCA.

Stories from Jani Jo Wood (Maselli)

Prophylactic Competency Restoration: Rare But Occurring in Texas
Saturday, September 7th, 2013

It takes two to speak the truth—
one to speak, and another to hear.

The Dismissal of Writs by the Court of Criminal Appeals
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Where I messed up was that my Ground for Review Number Three began half of the way down the same page where the facts from my Ground of Review Number Two ended.

—a dismayed colleague