Peter C. Wolff, Jr.

  • Lecturer in Law


  • BA University of Chicago 1972
  • JD Northeastern University School of Law 1978


Mr. Wolff was first appointed chief of the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the District of Hawaii on July 15, 1996. Prior to his appointment, he engaged in private practice at the firm of Hartt & Wolff in Honolulu, representing clients charged with criminal offenses in federal and state courts (1980-96).

Mr. Wolff has served on the faculty of the Hawaii State Public Defender Institute of Trial Advocacy (1990-94) and as an arbitrator for the Hawaii State Court Annexed Arbitration Program (1987-94). He is a former board member of the Hawaii State Bar Association (1990-91) and the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court (1990-93). Mr. Wolff also has served as a member of the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee of the U.S. District Court of Hawaii (1992-96), a member of the Hawaii Supreme Court Committee on Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions (1991-93), and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.