Dana M. Campbell is a long-time attorney for the Criminal Justice Program of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. She also teaches Animal Law as an adjunct professor at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York. Previously she has advised the Delaware and New Jersey Governors’ Task Forces on Animal Welfare, as well as the Oregon Zoo. She is the author of the Legal Advocates’ Manual for Animal Abuse Criminal Cases, the ABA’s GP Solo magazine article “Pit Bull Bans and the State of Breed Specific Legislation” (July/August 2009), and “A Call to Action: Concrete Proposals for Reducing Widespread Animal Suffering in the United States” published in Animal Law Vol. 15 No. 2.
Prior to her animal law career, Ms. Campbell was a deputy district attorney both in Salem, Oregon and in Maui, Hawaii, and successfully tried hundreds of criminal cases in court, specializing in animal cruelty and neglect, domestic violence, and child sex-assault cases.
She is a member of the New York, Oregon and Hawaii state bar associations, and currently lives in Rochester, New York with her family and 2 rescued dogs.