Jessica Hart Steinmann

General Counsel and Director of Litigation, Center for Litigation

The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things

- Ronald Reagan

Jessica Hart Steinmann is from Houston, Texas, and serves as AFPI’s General Counsel, Director of Litigation, Center for Litigation, and Secretary of the Board of Directors. During the Trump Administration, she was appointed by the President as a senior official at the Department of Justice, as the Director for the Office of Victims of Crime, where she oversaw nearly $9 billion and awarded over $2.5 billion in funding in 2020 that helped victims in the aftermath of crime. Her office provided the largest federal funding to combat domestic human trafficking. Before this role, she served as the Intergovernmental and Public Liaison for the DOJ. In this role, she was the primary liaison with governors, state attorneys general, state elected officials, law enforcement officials, and key stakeholders. She previously worked for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, served as Elections Committee Clerk & Counsel of the Texas House of Representatives, COO of the Harris County Republican Party, and was a commercial litigation attorney at Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and received a Juris Doctor from Baylor Law School. Jessica and her husband, Brandon, reside in The Woodlands, Texas. They just welcomed their son, Luke, in October. She spends the majority of her free time involved in state & local republican politics, traveling, hiking, yoga, or out at the lake.

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