Top Dog - Attorney/Animal Law

Winner: Nicole Jergovic

By a Landslide!

Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney

1021 SW Fourth Avenue, Room 600, Portland

503-988-3162 •   |   Est. 1853

Philosophy/Mission:  The Multnomah County District Attorney is responsible for prosecuting offenders who violate state criminal law, including crimes against animals. 

Claim to Fame:  Nicole Jergovic has been a Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney for over 10 years, and among her duties is coordinating the prosecution of all offenses against animals in the county, including abuse and neglect. Nicole is dedicated to improving the lives of animals in this community, and personally handles the prosecution of all serious felony offenses against animals. No one knows better than Nicole how difficult animal cruelty cases can be — forensic evidence is hard to come by, and the victims can’t speak for themselves. Despite these barriers, Nicole has earned the reputation as one of the best Deputy District Attorneys in the state when it comes to advocating for animals.    

Community Involvement:   Nicole volunteers with the Oregon Humane Society (OHS) and with The Pixie Project. She’s also the captain of a top fundraising team called “Paws for Justice” for OHS’s annual Doggie Dash. Nicole won the OHS Diamond Collar award in 2012.

2nd Place:  Emily Davidsohn, Oregon Humane Society

1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland • 503-285-7722 •

3rd Place:  Animal Legal Defense Fund

919 SW Taylor St., Portland • 503-231-1602 •