Top Dog Winner - Attorney
The Animal Law Practice
Proprietor: Geordie Duckler
9397 SW Locust St. Tigard, OR
Philosophy/Mission: Duckler’s mission is to preserve, protect, and defend the human-animal bond, the rights of people about their animals, and to ensure that those facing adversity in the realm of animal-related legal issues have a voice.
Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: From A to Z, Duckler’s practice handles hundreds of cases annually. He is a renowned trial attorney, speaker, educator, writer, and orator in many public and private forums, from Harvard University to National Geographic. He gained national and international attention representing “Snowball” the black-tail deer and his owner Jim Filipetti in 2008, when the trio took on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. In championing loss of companionship, a 2008 local case garnered additional national focus when he won one of the highest jury verdicts in a companion animal death case.
Community Involvement, Special Notes: Duckler hails from a family of artists, and paints and works in metal construction in his spare time. He recently contributed his artistic talent to raise funds for the Children’s Trust of Oregon Foundation, an organization striving to raise awareness toward child abuse prevention.