Tabitha Woodruff

Professional Biography

Tabitha Woodruff is a staff attorney with the Domestic Team at the Legal Aid Society of Columbus. Since 2009, she has served in a volunteer capacity as the Legislative Advocacy Chair of the Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition. In that time, due in part to her work, Ohio became the 47th state to make human trafficking a felony under state law. This momentum continued, and according to the Polaris Project, Ohio is now ranked 12th in the country on human trafficking victim assistance laws. She provided policy research to Judge Paul Herbert to grow the CATCH program in 2010 and served as Director of Freedom a la Cart in 2013. As an Anti-Human Trafficking Specialist for the Salvation Army, she provided emergency victim response to survivors and trained thousands of lawyers, doctors, students, and other community members. After two years practicing special needs and elder law with Brockman Legal Services and Hickman & Lowder, she joined LASC to combine her love of the law with her passion for empowering survivors to reclaim their lives.

Bar Admissions and Activities

  • Bar Admission—Ohio
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Member, Madison County Bar Association
  • Member, CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence Collaborative Board

Volunteer and Community Activities

  • Legislative Advocacy Chair, Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition
  • Board Member, Ohio SIBS


  • Wright State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2009)
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D. 2012)


Tabitha lives in Columbus with her cat, Pakpao, and her rabbit, Frederick Douglass. She is an avid collector of Wonder Woman comic books and memorabilia.

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