Top Dog - Attorney/Animal Law

Winner: Emily Davidsohn
Oregon Humane Society –
Investigations Department

1067 NE Columbia Blvd Portland OR

503-285-7722   |   Est. 1868

Philosophy/Mission:  To foster an environment of respect, responsibility and compassion for all animals through education, legislation and leadership. To care for the homeless, to defend the abused, and to fight with unrelenting diligence for recognition of the integrity of all animals.

Claim to Fame/Signature Service:  The OHS Investigations Department is the only law enforcement agency in the state to employ Humane Special Agents who are commissioned by the Superintendent of State Police to enforce Oregon’s animal cruelty laws. As the attorney for the Investigations Department, it is Emily’s job to advise the agents in the field and compile the evidence that the department submits in their criminal cases. Her familiarity with the laws and the evidentiary issues unique to animal cases has made her a resource to prosecutors and law enforcement agencies across the state. In an effort to improve Oregon’s animal protection laws, Emily plays an active role during the legislative session each year. The Animal Legal Defense Fund continually ranks Oregon in the top five states with the strongest animal protection laws, and Emily is committed to keeping it there.

Community Involvement:   Emily volunteers for Family Dogs New Life.

2nd Place: Geordie Duckler - The Animal Law Practice

9397 SW Locust St Tigard OR • 503-546-8052 •

3rd Place: Animal Legal Defense Fund

919 SW Taylor St # 400 Portland OR • 503-231-1602
ALDF is not a consumer law firm