Steven DeWolf

Steven DeWolf

Founder


Wind Tex Energy, LP

Dallas, TX USA


[You] are not the center of the world. There are people with so many different lives. Appreciate the differences and learn from them.

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Steven DeWolf

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Born in France—his father’s military service meant that he grew up living all over the world.
After graduating high school, he attended the Naval Academy, but left only two years later because problems with his eyesight disqualified him from becoming a Navy pilot.
Received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Texas and later received an advanced law degree from the University of Cambridge in England.
To pursue his love of flying, he received his pilot's license and took up the hobby of flying vintage World War II-era planes.
In 2002, he got inspired to study wind farm development after writing an article for the Dallas Morning News on how we can limit our dependence on foreign oil.
Started Wind Tex Energy, a wind-farm development company that now produces five percent of the total wind energy produced in the entire state of Texas and wrote the first book on wind energy law.
He also went on to form his own law firm and write a novel.
Sadly, in 2018, shortly after the filming of this interview, Steven died tragically in a plane crash while flying his World War II-era T-6 Texan aircraft at Naval Air Station Kingsville in Texas.
Education

Education

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High School
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Did Not Complete High School
United States Naval Academy
undergrad
Bachelor
History, General
The University of Texas at Dallas
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Doctorate
Law
The University of Texas at Dallas
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Graduate
Law
University of Cambridge, England
Career

Career

Founder

I am a civil lawyer, pilot, author, and wind energy pioneer.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Law
Law
Learning / Being Challenged
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

I do a little bit of everything. On the law side, now I have the luxury of only taking cases that interest me and sometimes I even take them pro bono. This involves researching the case, collecting and presenting evidence, going to court, doing a lot of paperwork, etc. On the wind side, I get to go out into the field and work with landowners to build wind turbines on their property.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You need to be good with people, but above all, you have to be organized and focused.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Study hard and do well in your classes. Be prepared for obstacles, but keep your mind open to different paths. Then, focus on one and go for it!

Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"If you want to be a pilot, then forget law school, you need to go get flight hours."

My dad was a pilot and gave me this advice early in my college career. To a certain extent, he was right, but I had other ambitions for myself and knew that going to law school would be good for me. I also got support for my decision from others in my life.