Bruce A. Wagman is a partner in the San Francisco office of Schiff Hardin, with an almost exclusive focus on a wide range of animal law cases, as well as education and consultation in the field. He also serves as the chief outside litigation counsel for ALDF. He has been practicing animal law since 1992 and has represented clients in state and federal courts, as well as administrative proceedings.
His cases cover national issues affecting wildlife and animals in entertainment, biomedical research, animal cruelty and the farming industry, as well as private cases involving injuries to, and caused by, animals. In 2005, he represented the Animal Legal Defense Fund in a civil animal cruelty case that resulted in the rescue of 350 dogs suffering in a breeding/hoarding situation. He is a coeditor of Animal Law, the first casebook for animal law courses, which was first published in January 2000; the third edition was published in August 2006. He has taught animal law at University of California, Hastings College of the Law; University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall); Stanford Law School; and the University of San Francisco, School of Law.