Tara McManigal has worked as a Deputy District Attorney for the Siskiyou County District Attorney in California since August of 2011. Tara worked with Deputy District Attorney Christopher Pallone and the Animal Legal Defense Fund on the case of Kevin Haller, securing a meaningful sentence for the abuser.
Susan Walton has been a prosecutor in Virginia for 19 years, the last 12 of which have been in the City of Suffolk. As Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney she is assigned to the violent crimes team and Gang Task Force Unit, but she feels just as inspired by her role as the office's animal cruelty prosecutor.
Assistant State Attorney Samuel Miller is a specialized animal cruelty prosecutor for Palm Beach County, Florida. Samuel is responsible for the filing and reviewing of all animal cruelty cases in the county.
Lieutenant Alan Borgal
Lieutenant Alan Borgal has been employed by the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) for 37 years and is currently the Director for the Center of Animal Protection. He has been a Massachusetts Special State Police Officer since 1981 and has extensive experience and knowledge of field investigations involving animal abuse and the unlawful killing of animals.
Kathleen Rice has served as the District Attorney for Nassau County, New York since 2006. She created the Animal Crimes Unit and 24-hour hotline in February 2010 to handle cases involving animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect.
Senator Judi Guthertz
Senator Judith Guthertz serves as Assistant Majority Leader of the Guam Legislature. She works closely with Guam's animal welfare organization, Guam Animals in Need and has introduced and successfully got passed into Guam law a number of animal welfare bills.
Jeff Cruz has served as an Assistant Prosecutor in Ingham County, Michigan since 2002. Jeff is a member of the Joint Dog Fighting Task force, which includes local, state, and federal law enforcement, and he lectures law enforcement and concerned citizens on animal abuse/neglect issues.
Jake Kamins has worked as a Deputy District Attorney for the Multnomah County District Attorney in Oregon since October of 2010. As a deputy DA in the Misdemeanor Trial Unit, he finds his cases involving animal victims to be some of the most rewarding ones he has.
Erin Oliver has been employed by the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida since June 2005 and has been an Assistant State Attorney since April 2006. She was instrumental in securing a strong sentence for a kennel owner who abandoned over 35 greyhounds at his facility.
Over the last 15 years Donald Feare has made tremendous strides for animals in Texas. His practice focuses not only on criminal and civil cases, but also animal law. He has prosecuted dozens of animal cases, everything from abused kittens to protecting the rights of chimpanzees.
Christopher Pallone has been an attorney since 2003 and a prosecutor in Siskiyou County, California since August 2008. Chris is known for prosecuting felonies for violent crimes such as child molestation, rape, and assault, but he has also worked to gain meaningful convictions for animal abusers.