Steven DeWolf

Steven DeWolf


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.


By Roadtrip Nation

Steven DeWolf


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.


High School
Did Not Complete
United States Naval Academy
History, General
The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas
University of Cambridge, England



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

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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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.

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!


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

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

Interviewed By

Room to Grow

Room to Grow

Texas high schoolers choose their education focus