The VLP is pleased to announce
Jeffrey Wohlford has been
selected as our Outstanding Law
Volunteer for the month
Jeff, a retired
Air Force Lieutenant Colonel,
participated in the VLP’s Minor
Guardianship, Domestic Relations,
Service Center clinics.
and our clients, have greatly
benefited from his vast pre-law
experiences; and, we’re
to have him as a volunteer.
from Middeville, Michigan –
Grand Rapids – and received
Bachelor of Science in Economics from the United States Air
He also received a Master
of Science in Aerospace Management
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
was in the United States Air Force for twenty-two years,
United States and Europe.
During this time, Jeff
earned ten individual
for service excellence and ten organizational awards for
sustained mission accomplishment.
He also obtained badges
in Master Space
Operations, Basic Missile Operations, and Contracting
deployed service in Operation Desert Storm, Enduring
Freedom, and Iraqi
Freedom; and he planned strategic military operations in
Space, the Middle
and his wife, Michelle, moved to Tucson after their
retirement from the Air
So, for Jeff, “it was U
of A or nothing” when he was considering law
Since starting law
school, Jeff has been involved with several
He was a volunteer and a
certified limited practice student at
Veteran’s Advocacy Clinic, president of the Christian Legal
Federalist Society, member of the Student Bar Association
and Rogers Law
and writer for the
Arizona Law Review.
Jeff also interned for a
Pima County Public Defender’s Office, and worked as a
practice student at the Tucson City Prosecutor’s Office.
asked why he chose to also become involved with the VLP
program, Jeff told us that he was looking for another
involvement in the Veteran’s Advocacy Clinic was shifting
from volunteerism to
for-credit participation and the VLP “seemed like a good
Since joining the
Jeff told us he’s been able to direct many low-income people
to the free
services offered by Southern Arizona Legal Aid.
is not studying, Jeff enjoys watching playoffs for baseball
according to Jeff, “the best study-breaks are comedies.”
As far as
vacations, Jeff appreciates “seeing anything new, different,
or historical,” but,
pass on the opportunity to lounge in a chair with an
umbrella drink in his
When asked about his dream job,
My fantasy dream job is to be the lawyer sent on the first
colonize another planet.
Adventure, danger, and a
every day […] would be perfect.
Then when I wake up, my
is the one I’m going to be hired to do, because it will be
the only one
Thank you, Jeff, for your continued
participation with the VLP!
Past Outstanding Volunteer