Till Steffen, 2011
Till Steffen, 2011

Till Steffen (born 22 July 1973) is a German politician of Alliance 90/The Greens. From 2015 until 2020, Steffen served as Senator of Justice of the city state of Hamburg in the Senate Scholz II[1] and again in the Senate Tschentscher. Already from 2008 to 2010 he held this office in the Senate von Beust III and Senate Ahlhaus.

Early life and career

Till Steffen was born in Wiesbaden. He studied law at the universities of Mainz, Hamburg, and Aberdeen. He obtained his doctorate in the field of European nature conservation law. In 1997 he came to Hamburg and worked as a lawyer with a focus on administrative law first in the law firm von Harten and since 2008 as a partner in the law firm elblaw Rechtsanwälte.[2]

Political career

Steffen has been a member of the Greens since 1990. Prior to his time in Hamburg, he worked from 1993 to 1997 as a city councilor in Wiesbaden. In 1994, he co-founded the Green Youth and was a member of the first federal executive. From 1999 to 2000 he was a member of the regional executive committee of the GAL Hamburg, the Hamburg section of Alliance 90/The Greens. Between 2001 and 2004 he was a group chairman of the GAL in the Eimsbüttel district meeting.

Since 17 March 2004 Steffen has been a member of the Hamburgische Bürgerschaft. In the 18th electoral term he was a member of the Committee on Internal Affairs, the Legal Committee, the Constitutional Committee and the Special Committee on Administrative Reform. In addition, he was in the supervisory committee "constitutional protection" and the parliamentary committee of inquiry "information dissemination".

As one of the state’s representatives at the Bundesrat, Steffen is a member of the Committee on Legal Affairs from 2015 until 2020.

In 2020, Steffen announced his intention to run for a seat in the German Parliament in the 2021 German federal election.[3]


  1. ^ "Scholz mit großer Mehrheit wiedergewält". NDR. 2015-04-15. Archived from the original on 2015-04-17. Retrieved 2015-04-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Sozietät elblaw
  3. ^ Peter Ulrich Meyer (May 30, 2020), Grüner Paukenschlag: Anna Gallina wird Hamburgs neue Justizsenatorin Hamburger Abendblatt.