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Credentials, Accolades, Awards

Bachelor of Arts, Honors Program, Gonzaga University (1995)

Juris Doctor & Master’s Degree (Statistics), University of Washington (1998, 2000)

Licensed in Washington since 1998

Licensed in Idaho since 2012

Admitted in Oregon in 2001

Admitted to:
United States District Court, Western & Eastern District of Washington (2002)
United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington (2003)
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2010)
United States District Court, District of Idaho (2012)
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho (2012)
United States District Court, District of Oregon (2013)
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon (2013)

Adjunct Professor of Animal Law since 2004:
Seattle University School of Law
University of Washington School of Law

Instructor of Animal Law since 2014:
Edmonds Community College Paralegal Program

Editor, Animal Legal Reports Services, Animal Welfare & Law Enforcement Report (2003 - 2009)

Founder, Washington State Bar Association Animal Law Section

Founder, Idaho State Bar Association Animal Law Practice Section

Vice Chair, American Bar Association/TIPS Animal Law Committee (2004-)

2012 Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award, issued by American Bar Association, TIPS Section, Animal Law Committee


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