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 20, 2016

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: Amanda Richman

Ontario Bar Association, Animal Law Section
Vice-Chair: Suzana Gartner

National Animal Law Sections and Committees:

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

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
Co-Chair: Joan Bundy
Co-Chair: Sara L. Dent
Contact: Wendell Chin

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

Connecticut
Connecticut Bar Animal Law Section
Co-Chair:Suzan Porto
Co-Chair: Colette Griffin

Florida
Florida Bar Animal Law Section
Chair: Ralph DeMeo

Florida
Florida Bar Animal Law Committee
Chair: Jeremy Citron

Georgia
The State Bar of Georgia Animal Law Section
Contact: Jessica Rock

Idaho
Idaho State Bar Animal Law Section
Chair: Sunrise Adele Ayers

Illinois
Illinois State Bar Association Animal Law Section
Chair: Elise A. VanKavage

Indiana
Indiana State Bar Association Animal Law Committee
Chair: Courtney D. Mills

Kentucky
Kentucky Bar Association Animal Law Section
Chair: Megan M. Engle
Chair Elect: Lisa K. Bryant

Kentucky
Kentucky State Bar Equine Section
Chair: Tanya-Leah Arlette Boulmetis
Chair Elect: Robert C. Webb

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

Maryland
Maryland State Bar Animal Law Section
Chair: Esther Anne Benaroya

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

Michigan
State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Section
Chair: Jennifer L. Pierce

Minnesota
Minnesota State Bar Animal Law Section
Chair: Cathy Crane
Contact: Christina Walters

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
Chair: Linda J. Niedweske

New Mexico
New Mexico State Bar Association Animal Law Section
Chair: Guy Dicharry, Jr.
Chair Elect: James Brian Smith

New York
New York State Bar Association Special Committee on Animals and the Law
Chair: Natalie A. Carraway, Esq.

Ohio
Ohio State Bar Animal Law Committee
Chair: Sandra Horvath

Oregon
Oregon State Bar Animal Law Section
Chair: Jaclyn Leeds
Chair Elect: Stacy McKerlie

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Bar Animal Law Committee
Contact: NA

South Carolina
South Carolina Bar Animal Law Committee
Agriculture Chair: David A. Root
Animal Welfare Chair: Joel F. Stroud
Legislative Chair: Kimberly A. Kelly
Seminars Chair: Kelsey J. Gilmore-Euteral

Tennessee
Tennessee Bar Association Animal Law Section
Chair: Julie Bowling

Texas
Texas State Bar Association Animal Law Section
Chair: Michael Murray

Washington
Washington State Bar Association Animal Law Section
Chair: Gemma Zanowski

West Virginia
West Virginia State Bar Animal Law Committee
Chair: Melissa Lyons

Regional Bar Sections and Committees:

Albany County, NY
Albany County Bar Association Animal Law Committee
Chair: Jonathan Schopf

Austin, TX
Austin Bar Association Animal Welfare Committee
Co-Chair: Donna Murphy
Vice-Chair: Kelley Dwyer

Chicago, IL
Chicago Bar Association Animal Law Committee
Chair: Justin Shlensky

Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Animal Law Section
Chair: Shirley A. Tomasello

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

Houston, TX
Houston Bar Association Animal Law Committee
Chair: Belinda Smith

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: Lori A. Barrett

San Diego, CA
San Diego County Bar Association Animal Law Section
Chair: Lori Mendez

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

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

Ventura County, CA
Ventura County Bar Association Animal Law Section
Contact: Katherine Hause

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

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

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