Geordie Duckler

The Animal Law Practice
California, Oregon

About Geordie Duckler

As a trial attorney for over 30 years, Geordie heads The Animal Law Practice, a nationally unique law firm engaged exclusively in the litigation, defense, and trial of animal-related disputes, crimes, and injuries in state and federal cases all across the country. His diverse clientele includes a variety of pet owners, animal shelters, recreational riders, commercial farmers, ranchers, neighborhood associations, specialty dog and cat breeders, equine stable owners, animal welfare activists, hunters and sportspeople, zoo and aquarium owners, consumers, veterinarian clients, bite and attack victims, and accused persons on neglect and abuse charges in hundreds of unique animal cases each year. The most well known animal law expert in the nation, Geordie has litigated over 1000 animal cases to a successful conclusion, ranging on issues from code violations to veterinary malpractice to animal injury and death cases to major criminal prosecutions on animal cruelty. He has had cases in 30 of the 50 states, has argued appeals to the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, and the Eighth and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been included in the national Super Lawyers® list in Tort Law and is rated as an AV® Preeminent Lawyer in Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible peer review rating in civil law. For three decades Geordie has taught other lawyers animal law for state bar CLE programs, has written numerous law review articles, and has been profiled in regional and national newspapers and magazines, and on television shows, and radio programs about animal law issues and cases, including The National Law Journal, Court TV Radio, Geraldo, Newsweek, The New Yorker, National Public Radio, the BBC, and National Geographic.


Work experience

The Animal Law Practice
Owner | 2003 - Present
Multnomah County Animal Services
Animal Control Hearings Officer | 2001 - Present
Bark Magazine
Animal Law Expert Columnist | 2004 - 2008


University of California - Los Angeles
Ph.D., Biology | 1991 - 1997
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D., Law | 1984 - 1987
Honors: Am. Jur. Award in Constitutional Law
University of Oregon
M.S., Journalism | 1983 - 1984


American Jurisprudence Award in Oregon Constitutional Law
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark | 1987


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