Bar Association Animal Law Sections and Committees

Note: Animal Law Sections and Committees do not provide legal advice or assistance. Please do not contact them for anything other than information about the relevant committee. If you need legal information about an animal issue please see our legal information pages.

Updated: September 10, 2013

International Animal Law Sections and Committees:

The Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch Animal Law Section
Contact: Rebeka Breder

The Law Society of New South Wales, Young Lawyers Animal Law Committee
Chair: Edyta Zurawski

Ontario Bar Association, Animal Law Section
Chair: Jennifer Friedman

National Animal Law Sections and Committees:

American Bar Association (ABA)
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)
Animal Law Committee
Chair: Rebecca Huss

To join the Animal Law Committee, please contact TIPS Membership Coordinator, Linda Wiley.

State Bar Animal Law Sections and Committees:

Arizona
Arizona Bar Animal Law Section
Contact: Stephanie Nichols-Young and Julie Hall

Colorado
Colorado Bar Association Animal Law Committee
Co-Chair: Diane Balkin
Co-Chair: Kate Burke
Co-Chair: Melissa Nicoletti

Connecticut
Connecticut Bar Animal Law Section
Contact: Suzan Porto and Colette Griffin

Florida
Florida Bar Animal Law Committee
Chair: Ralph A DeMeo

Georgia
The State Bar of Georgia Animal Law Section
Contact: Reagan Bush

Idaho
Idaho State Bar Animal Law Section
Contact: Heather Anne Cunningham

Illinois
Illinois State Bar Association Animal Law Section
Chair: Angela E. Peters

Indiana
Indiana State Bar Association Animal Law Committee
Chair: Fred R. Jones
Chair elect: Barbara J. Simmons
Contact: Sarah Anne Hook

Kentucky
Kentucky State Bar Equine Section
Chair: Robert L. Heleringer
Contact: Justin “Jack” O’Malley

Louisiana
Louisiana State Bar Animal Law Section
Chair: Ariel Digiulio
Contact: Ariel K. DiGiulio

Maryland
Maryland State Bar Animal Law Section
Chair: Stacey Evans
Contact: Nathan Herschler

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Bar Association’s Animal Law Practice Group
Contact: Pat Plasse

Michigan
State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Section
Contact: Donald Garlit

Minnesota
Minnesota State Bar Animal Law Section
Chair: Amanda Prutzman
Contact: Sue Bores

Missouri
Missouri Bar Animal Law Committee
Contact: Dana K. Apple

Nevada
State Bar of Nevada Animal Law Section
Chair: Kathy McCarthy

New Jersey
New Jersey State Bar Association Animal Law Committee
Contact: Gina Galogero

New Mexico
New Mexico State Bar Association Animal Law Section
Contact: Helga Schimkat

New York
New York State Bar Association Special Committee on Animals and the Law
Contact: Amy Lynn Chaitoff

Ohio
Ohio State Bar Animal Law Committee
Contact: Kyle Silvers

Oregon
Oregon State Bar Animal Law Section
Contact: Kathryn Hall

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Bar Animal Law Committee
Contact: NA

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Bar Association Animal Law Committee
Contact: Katy Hynes

South Carolina
South Carolina Bar Animal Law Committee
Chair: Kimberly A. Kelly

Texas
Texas State Bar Association Animal Law Section
Chair: Fran Ortiz
Contact: Randy Turner

Washington
Washington State Bar Association Animal Law Section
Chair: Claire Davis
Contact: Elizbeth Elliott

Regional Bar Sections and Committees:

Albany County, NY
Albany County Bar Association Animal Law Committee
Contact: Natalie Carraway and Jonathan Schopf

Austin, TX
Austin Bar Association Animal Welfare Committee
Co-chair: Kelly Dwyer
Co-chair: David Wells
Co-chair: Rebecca Whitehouse
Contact: Rebecca Whitehouse

Chicago, IL
Chicago Bar Association Animal Law Committee
Chair: Anna E. Morrison-Ricordati
Contact: Valerie Schramm and Anupana Paruchuri

Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Animal Law Section
Co-chair: Shirley A. Tomasello
Co-chair: Melanie R. GiaMaria

Dallas, TX
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Animal Welfare Committee
Contact: Allison Grossman

Houston, TX
Houston Bar Association Animal Law Committee
Chair: Robert J. Inger

Houston, TX
Houston Young Lawyers Association Animal Welfare Committee
Co-chair: Kindel Elam
Co-chair: Kelly Hartmann
Contact: Elizabeth Asher

Nassau County, NY
Nassau County Bar Animal Law Committee
Chair: Eileen J. Goggin
Contact: Elinor Molbegott

New York, NY
New York City Bar Legal Issues Pertaining to Animals Committee
Chair: Christine Mott
Contact: Martha (Mikki) Golar

San Diego, CA
San Diego County Bar Association Animal Law Section
Co-chairs: Angelia Gates and Kathy Van Voorhees

Suffolk County, NY
Suffolk County Bar Association Animal Law Committee
Chair: Amy Chaitoff

Tulsa, OK
Tulsa County Bar Association Animal Law Committee
Contact: NA

Washington, DC
D.C. Bar Animal Law Committee of the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section
Contact: Mindy Kursban

White Plains, NY
Westchester County Bar Association
Animal Law Committee
Co-Chair: Carol Simon

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