Curriculum Vitae


Geordie DucklerThe Animal Law Practice, 9397 SW Locust St.
Tigard, Oregon 97223
Phone: (503) 546-8052; Fax: (503) 241-5553; e-mail:
Oregon State Bar #873780; California State Bar #133707
Webpage: www.animallawpractice.com


EDUCATION


• Ph.D. Biology University of California, Los Angeles, California 1997
Dissertation: "An Osteopathological Assessment Of Health Of North American Mammals From The Upper Pleistocene"
• J.D. Law Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark; Portland, Oregon 1987
• M.S. Journalism University of Oregon; Eugene, Oregon 1984
Dissertation: "An Historical Analysis Of Journalistic Perceptions Of Extinct
Animals In The American Print Media (1790 — 1980)"
• B.S. Zoology Oregon State University; Corvallis, Oregon 1983
• B.S. General Science Oregon State University; Corvallis, Oregon 1983


POSITIONS


• Attorney In general practice    1987 - Present
  • Ropers, Majeski, Kohn, Bentley, Wagner & Kane; San Francisco, California [Associate]   1987 - 1992
  • Kenney, Burd, Knutson & Markowitz; San Francisco, California [Senior associate]    1992 - 1993
  • Solo practitioner    1993 - 1999
  • Blake & Duckler, L.L.P.; Portland, Oregon [Partner]     1999 - 2003
In specialty private practice of animal law
  • The Animal Law Practice; Portland, Oregon [Owner]    2003 - Present

• Animal Control Hearings Officer
Multnomah County Animal Services; Portland, Oregon 2001 - Present
• Guest lecturer
University of Oregon School of Law; Eugene, Oregon
Animal Law 1
2009 - Present
Portland State University; Portland, Oregon
PSU Law Day
2009 - Present
• Columnist on animal law
"BARK" magazine ["Ask The Expert"]; Berkeley, California 2004-2008
• Adjunct Professor of Law
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark; Portland, Oregon
Animal Law I and Animal Law II
2003 - 2007
• Attorney in general private practice
Blake & Duckler, L.L.P.; Portland, Oregon
Practice areas: general civil and animal-related issues
1999 - 2003
• Assistant Professor of Human Anatomy
Mt. Hood Community College; Gresham, Oregon 1999
• Associate Professor of Human Anatomy; Biology; Research Methods
Cleveland Chiropractic College; Los Angeles, California 1997 - 1998
• Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences
Union Institute; Los Angeles , California 1997 - 1998
• Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Vertebrate Biology
University of California, Los Angeles, California 1997 - 1999
• Instructor in General Science
Oakwood School; North Hollywood, California 1997 - 1998
• Instructor in Zoo Biology
University of California, Los Angeles, California 1997
• Teaching Fellow in Vertebrate Anatomy and Evolution; Vertebrate Morphology; 1992 - 1997 •
Comparative Anatomy; Mammalogy; Biology of Organisms
University of California, Los Angeles, California
• Senior Associate attorney
Kenney, Burd, Knutson & Markowitz; San Francisco, California
Specialty practice areas: appeals and writs
1992
• Associate attorney
Ropers, Majeski, Kohn, Bentley, Wagner & Kane; San Francisco, California
Specialty practice areas: appeals and writs; federal declaratory relief actions
1987 - 1992
• Law clerk
The Honorable John L. Kane, Jr., Federal District Judge, District of Colorado
United States Courthouse, Denver, Colorado
1987
• Law clerk
Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon; Portland, Oregon 1985 - 1986
• Law clerk
Hoffman, Matasar & Glaeser; Portland, Oregon 1984 - 1985
• Teaching Assistant in Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
Department of Zoology; Oregon State University; Corvallis, Oregon 1981 - 1983


PUBLISHED ARTICLES


• Duckler, G., F. Hertel, and B. Van Valkenburgh. 1994. Paleopathologies of late Pleistocene dire wolves from
Rancho La Brea Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 14(3) Supp.: 23A.
• Duckler, G. 1995. The fossil evidence for increased physiological stress in extinct mammals: interpreting the frequency of pathological indicators in late Pleistocene saber-tooth cats and dire wolves from Rancho La Brea Paleopathology Newsletter 7:5.
• Duckler, G. 1995. Deciphering the pathological relevance of skull abnormalities in late Pleistocene saber-tooth cats Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15(3) Supp.: 27A.
• Duckler, G., and B. Van Valkenburgh. 1996. Assessing the health of Pleistocene saber-tooth cats: A comparison of osteopathologies in ancient and modern populations of felids Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 16(3) Supp.: 31A.
• Duckler, G., and M. Shulman. 1996. "The Evolution of Horses", pp. D1-20, M. Shulman (ed.), Evolution and Biodiversity. Burgess Publishing, University of California, Los Angeles.
• Duckler, G. 1997. A case of spondylosis deformans in the defleshed skeleton of a wild coyote (Canis latrans) and its significance to osteopathologic interpretation Journal of Wildlife Disease 33(2): 211-219.
• Duckler, G., and W. Binder. 1997. Previously undescribed features in the temporalis and masseteric musculature of several large felids raised in captivity Zoo Biology 16: 187-191.
• Duckler, G. 1997. Towards a more appropriate jurisprudence regarding the legal status of zoos and zoo animals Animal Law Journal 3: 61-72.
• Duckler, G. 1997. Parietal depressions in skulls of the extinct saber-toothed felid Smilodon fatalis: evidenceof mechanical strain Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17(3): 600-609.
• Duckler, G. 1997. Adding insult to injuries: evidence of excessive trauma in late Pleistocene sabertooths at Rancho La Brea Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17(3): 44A.
• Duckler, G., and B. Van Valkenburgh. 1998. Exploring the health of late Pleistocene mammals: the use of Harris lines Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18(1): 180-188.
• Duckler, G., and B. Van Valkenburgh. 1998. Osteological corroboration of pathological stress in a population of endangered Florida pumas (Puma concolor coryi) Animal Conservation 1(1): 39-46.
• Duckler, G. 1998. An unusual osteological formation in the posterior skulls of captive tigers (Panthera tigris) Zoo Biology 17: 135-142.
• Duckler, G. (in prep). Unusually high frequencies of bodily injury, illness and defect in two species of late Pleistocene carnivore (Smilodon fatalis, Canis dirus) from Rancho La Brea, California Paleobiology.
• Duckler, G., and D. Campbell. 2001. "Nature of the Beast" Oregon State Bar Bulletin (May 2001).
• Duckler, G. 2002. The Economic Value of Companion Animals: A Legal and Anthropological Argument For Special Valuation Animal Law Journal 8:199-221.
• Duckler, G. 2003. "Animal Law For Pet Owners" Dog Nose News (Sept./Oct. 2003, Volume 4, Issues 2 and 3).
• Duckler, G. 2004. "The Animal Control Hearing" Multnomah Lawyer (April 2004).
• Duckler, G. 2004. On Redefining The Boundaries Of Animal Ownership: Burdens And Benefits To Evidencing Animals' Personalities Animal Law Journal 10:63-86.
• Duckler, G. 2007. Animal Wrongs: On Holding Animals To (And Excusing Them From) Legal Responsibility For Their Intentional Acts University of Pennsylvania Law Journal 2:91-121.
• Duckler, G. 2008. Two Major Flaws Of The Animal Rights Movement Animal Law Journal 14(2):179-200.
• Duckler, G. 2008. Between Price and Pricelessness: Calculating The Specific Monetary Value Of A Dog Intentionally Harmed By Another University of Pennsylvania Law Journal 3:155.
• Duckler, G., and L. Wilkins. (in prep 2011). Osteological corroboration of pathological stress in a population of endangered Florida pumas (Puma concolor coryi) updated: ten years later Animal Conservation.
• Duckler, G. (in prep 2015). "In Defense of People: The Case Against Animal Rights" University of Pennsylvania Law Journal.
• Duckler, G. and S. Gay (in prep 2016). Dog Economics: Reality and Illusion in Evaluating Dogs as Companions. University of Chicago Press.
• Duckler, G. 2015 Inside the Minds: Recent Developments in Animal Law (chapter on Economics and Litigation in Animal Law); Thomson Reuters/Westlaw.
• Duckler, G. (submitted 2015). "The Necessity of Treating Animals As Legal Objects" Animal Law Journal 22.
• Duckler, G. (submitted 2015)."The Ritual of Zoo Animal Confinement" Eventual Aesthetics
• Duckler, G. (in prep 2015). “In Defense of People: The Case Against Animal Rights” University of Pennsylvania Law Journal.
• Duckler, G. and S. Gay (in prep 2016). "Dog Economics: Reality and Illusion in Evaluating Dogs as Companions." University of Chicago Press.


HONORS AND AWARDS


• American Jurisprudence Award in Oregon Constitutional Law; Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark; Portland, Oregon 1987
• Recipient, Sigma Xi Grant-In-Aid of Research; UCLA; Los Angeles, California 1995
• Recipient, UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship; UCLA; Los Angeles, California 1996
• Awardee, Collegium of University Teaching Fellows; UCLA; Los Angeles, California 1996
• Recipient, UCLA Academic Senate Grants; UCLA ; Los Angeles, California 1994 - 1995
• Keynote speaker, Animals and the Law Conference; NYC Bar Association; New York 1998
• Judge, Animal Law Moot Court Competition; Harvard Law School; Cambridge, Mass. 2004 - 2009
• Co-chair, ABA-TIPS Animal Law Committee Litigation Subcommittee; Wash. D.C. 2006 - 2008
• "Top Dog Award - Animal Law Attorney"; SPOT Magazine; Portland, Oregon 2011 - 2012
• Recipient, Oregon Superlawyer award 2011


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


• Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists     1992 - 1998
• Paleopathology Association     1992 - 1998
• Consortium of Aquariums, Universities and Zoos     1997 - 1998
• Wildlife Disease Association     1997 - 1998
• Oregon State Bar     admitted 1987
• California State Bar     admitted 1988
• OMSI Science Education Department, Advisory Council member     1999


BOARD POSITIONS


• Board of Directors - Portland Animal Welfare Team; Portland, Oregon 2009 - 2013
• Board of Directors - Community Animal Relief Effort [C.A.R.E.]; Eugene, Oregon 2009 - 2014
• Stable Grounds; Portland, Oregon     2011
• Committee Member - Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee [IACUC]
    Portland State University; Portland, Oregon 2008 - 2011


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


• Gross anatomy training
University of California Center for Health Sciences; Los Angeles, California 1996
• Anatomical dissection of cranial and masticatory musculature of captive felids
' ' ' Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History; Los Angeles, California 1996
• Orthopedic pathology training
' Center for Advanced Medical Education, AF Institute of Pathology; Washington, D.C. 1996
• Osteological, radiographic, C-T, and pathologic techniques on skeletal materials
' George C. Page Museum, Los Angeles; Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville;
Michigan Technological University, Houghton; United States National Museum, Washington,
D.C.; American Museum of Natural History, New York: Los Angeles County Museum of
Natural History, Los Angeles; National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C.
1992 - 1998


PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED LECTURES


• "Remains To Be Seen: Perceptions Of Extinct Animals In The Press"
San Francisco Public Library Association; San Francisco, California October 1989
• "The Pleistocene Extinction"
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI); Portland, Oregon March 1997
• "A New Approach To Fulfilling Legal Obligations Toward Zoo Animals And Zoos"
Animals and the Law Conference; New York City Bar Association; New York September 1998
• "Dealing With Animals In Your Practice"
CLE for the Oregon State Bar; Portland, Oregon July 2001
• "Animal Law: Tort Law In California"
CLE for the California State Bar; San Diego, California October 2001
• "The Monetary Value Of Animal Life"
9th Annual Animal Law Conference; Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark; Portland, Oregon November 2001
• "The Valuation Of Animals In Tort"
Oregon Trial Lawyer's Association; Portland, Oregon January 2002
• "Animals And The Law: Creatures Large and Small"
CLE for the Oregon State Bar; Portland, Oregon May 2002
• "Stocking Up For The Coming Demographic Winter"
10th Annual Animal Law Conference; Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark; Portland, Oregon October 2002
• "Civil Rights And Liability Issues Arising During Investigations On Private Property"
Oregon Code Enforcement Association; Lincoln City, Oregon July 2003
• "Pet Legal Issues"
CLE for the Oregon State Bar; Portland, Oregon July 2003
• "Negligent Confinement, Animal Intent, Breed Profiling: New Areas In Animal Law"
11th Annual Animal Law Conference; Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark; Portland, Oregon November 2003
• "The Scooby Doo Effect And The Phantom Of Animal Ownership"
12th Annual Animal Law Conference; Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark; Portland, Oregon October 2004
• "A Prehistorical Perspective On Preserving Animal Species"
23rd Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference; University of Oregon; Eugene, Oregon March 2005
• "A Primer On Laws Affecting Horse Riders In Oregon"
Oregon Equestrian Trailriders Association; Eugene, Oregon March 2005
• "Some Questions Involving Animals And Vet Law In Oregon"
Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital; Portland, Oregon May 2005
• "Torticulture: The Art and Science of Animal-Related Litigation"
CLE for the Oregon State Bar; Portland, Oregon July 2005
• "Llama Law: A Brief Survey Of Laws Of Interest To Llama Owners"
Willamette Valley Llama Association; Sherwood, Oregon September 2005
• "Alpaca Law: A Brief Survey Of Laws Of Interest To Alpaca Owners"
Columbia Alpaca Breeders Association; Portland, Oregon February 2006
• "Protecting People and Their Pets"
National Public Radio podcast interview on "Justice Talking"; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania August 2006
• "Codes and Commands: Emerging Law and Religious Traditions in the Treatment of Animals"
2007 Jonathan Newman Memorial Law Conference; U. S. Courthouse, Portland, Oregon May 2007
• "New Tricks Taught To Old Dogs: The Latest In Litigating Animal Issues"
CLE for the Oregon State Bar; Portland, Oregon July 2007
• "Anatomy of a Products Liability Case: Biting The Hand That Wrongly Feeds Your Pet"
CLE for the Oregon State Bar; Portland, Oregon July 2007
• "Prehistoric Predators: Wolf"
Narrator for National Geographic nature documentary; Los Angeles, California May 2007
• "Creature Features: A Cinematic Illustration Of Legal Issues In Civil Actions Involving Animals"
CLE for the Oregon State Bar; Portland, Oregon September 2008
• "Prehistoric Predators 2: Terror Raptor"
Narrator for Discovery Channel nature documentary; Los Angeles, California July 2009
• "The Rules About Animals and Their Odd Treatment Under the Civil Law"
Law Day; Portland State University; Portland, Oregon May 2010
• "Aliens v. Predators: The Latest Statutes, Cases, and Legal Issues on Exotic and Dangerous Animals"
CLE for the Oregon State Bar; Portland, Oregon June 2010
• "Creature Features II: Cinematic Illustrations Of More Legal Issues In Civil Actions Involving Animals"
CLE for the Oregon State Bar; Portland, Oregon June 2010
• "Putting On An Animal Suit: On Not Treating Pets As People"
Law Day; Portland State University; Portland, Oregon May 2011
• "Scooby Doo And The Phantom Of Animal Ownership: The Sequel"
Scottish Deerhound Club of America; Hillsboro, Oregon June 2011
• "Legal Rules and Religious Principles in the Treatment of Animals"
Concordia University; Portland, Oregon September 2011
• "In Defense of Humans: The Case Against Animal Rights"
19th Annual Animal Law Conference; Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark;
Portland, Oregon October 2011
• "An Explanation of Animal-Related Injuries and Claims"
Law Day; Portland State University; Portland, Oregon May 2012
• "Personal Property or Companions? Why the Legal Status of Animals Matters"
CLE for the Oregon State Bar; Portland, Oregon October 2012
• "Animals in the Service of People: Sense and Nonsense on Lawful Uses of Assistance Animals"
CLE for the Oregon State Bar; Portland, Oregon December 2012
• "The Ritual Keeping of Animals"
Blackfish Gallery; Portland, Oregon June 2013
• "Oregon Legal Ethics For Every Occasion"
CLE for National Business Institute; Portland, Oregon September 2014
• "The Economics Of Valuing Animals; Evidence Rules in Animal Cases"
CLE for the Oregon State Bar; Portland, Oregon October 2014
• "Animal-Related Crimes and Defenses"
CLE for the Oregon State Bar; Portland, Oregon May 2015


CONSULTANT POSITIONS AND ACADEMIC PROJECTS


• Professional writer, editor, consultant for "Giants of the Gobi" paleontological museum exhibit
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI); Portland, Oregon 1996
• Professional writer, editor, consultant for National Geographic television documentary series
National Geographic; Creative Differences Productions; Los Angeles, California 2006 - Present
• Collaborator with Dr. Sebastien Gay in the Program on Companion Animal Capital (PCAC) in a data-sharing initiative on the Companion Animal Life Valuation Economics Study (CALVES) and the Companion Animal Added-Value Study (CAAVS)
University of Chicago; Chicago, Illinois 2008- Present
• Professional consultant for companion animal scientific study
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC; Juno Beach, Florida 2009 - 2010


SELECTED NATIONAL MEDIA-PROFILED CASES


Brock v. Rowe
Washington County Circuit Court case number C002535CV; Hillsboro, Oregon 2001
Greenup v. Weaver
Clackamas County Circuit Court case number CV04120778; Oregon City, Oregon 2006
Filipetti v. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (the "Snowball case")
Clackamas County Circuit Court case numbers CV07100348 and CV07110486; Oregon City, Oregon 2007- 2008
State v. Biggs
Benton County Circuit Court case number CM12-21017; Corvallis, Oregon 2012



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Criminal Defense

  • Animal abuse
  • Animal neglect
  • Animal abandonment or fighting
  • Illegal import/export and trafficking
  • Wildlife violations
  • Animal dealing or hoarding


Bites and Attacks

  • Injuries from dogs
  • Injuries from other domestic animals
  • Injuries from exotics
  • Ongoing animal nuisances
  • Confinement and trespass issues


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Tigard, Oregon 97223
Office Phone
503-546-8052

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