Geordie Duckler

Geordie Duckler

The Animal Law Practice
  • Animal & Dog Law, Personal Injury
  • California, Oregon
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Summary

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.

Practice Areas
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Area
  • Criminal defense of animal crimes
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Oregon
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9th Circuit
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Professional Experience
Owner
The Animal Law Practice
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Animal Control Hearings Officer
Multnomah County Animal Services
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Animal Law Expert Columnist
Bark Magazine
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Associate
Ropers, Majeski et. al.
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Education
University of California - Los Angeles
Ph.D. | Biology
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Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Am. Jur. Award in Constitutional Law
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University of Oregon
M.S. | Journalism
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Oregon State University
B.S. | Zoology
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Awards
American Jurisprudence Award in Oregon Constitutional Law
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark
Professional Associations
California State Bar
Member
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Oregon State Bar # 873780
Member
- Current
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Portland Animal Welfare Team
Board of Directors
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Necessity of Treating Animals As Legal Objects
Journal of Animal and Environmental Law; Lois D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville 7(2):1.
Between Price and Pricelessness: Calculating The Specific Monetary Value Of A Dog Intentionally Harmed By Another
University of Pennsylvania Law Journal 3:155
Two Major Flaws Of The Animal Rights Movement
Animal Law Journal 14(2):179-200
Animal Wrongs: On Holding Animals To (And Excusing Them From) Legal Responsibility For Their Intentional Acts
University of Pennsylvania Law Journal 2:91-121
On Redefining The Boundaries Of Animal Ownership: Burdens And Benefits To Evidencing Animals’ Personalities
Animal Law Journal 10:63-86
The Economic Value of Companion Animals: A Legal and Anthropological Argument For Special Valuation
Animal Law Journal 8:199-221
Certifications
SuperLawyer
Superlawyers 2011-2012
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Contact & Map
The Animal Law Practice
9397 SW Locust St.
Tigard, OR 97223
USA
Telephone: (503) 546-8052