Winner: Emily Davidsohn
Oregon Humane Society
1067 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland
503-285-7722 * OregonHumane.org
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 Product or Service: Manages the Investigations Department’s criminal animal cruelty cases from citation through prosecution, works as the department’s liaison with district attorneys throughout the state, drafts and presents testimony during the legislative session in support of animal protection bills, supervises the legal internship program, writes policy for the department, conducts trainings for other law enforcement agencies, and assists on large scale seizures with evidence collection and documentation.
Community Involvement, Special Notes: Member of the America Bar Association, Oregon State Bar Association, Multnomah Bar Association, National Cruelty Investigation School, ASPCA Hurricane Sandy Emergency Shelter Responder, FEMA certified Incident Command System. Emily spends her spare time running, shopping, volunteering for Family Dogs New Life, and relaxing with her husband, Ethan, and her four-legged family members: Ramona, Dually and Esio Trot.
2nd Place: Geordie Duckler/The Animal Law Practice
9397 SW Locust St, Tigard
503-546-8052 * AnimalLawPractice
3rd Place: Denise N. Gorrell/Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP
111 SW 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Portland
503-226-2966 * SamuelsLaw.com
3rd Place: Nicole Jergovic
Deputy District Attorney, Multnomah County
503-988-3162 * MCDA.us