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


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GEORDIE DUCKLER, J.D., Ph.D.

The Animal Law Practice, 9397 SW Locust St., Tigard, Oregon 97223

Phone: (503) 546-8052; Fax: (503) 241-5553; e-mail: geordied@animallawpractice.com

Oregon State Bar #873780; California State Bar #133707

Webpages: www.animallawpractice.com; www.animal-criminal-defense-attorney.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. Science 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 specialty private practice of animal law

The Animal Law Practice; Portland, Oregon [Owner] 1999 - Present

 

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

 

Animal Control Hearings Officer

Multnomah County Animal Services; Portland, Oregon 2001 - Present

 

Guest Lecturer

University of Oregon School of Law; Eugene, Oregon

Animal Law I 2009 – Present

 

PSU Law Day for Portland State University; Portland, Oregon 2009 - Present

 

Columnist on animal law

"BARK" magazine ["Ask The Expert"]; Berkeley, California 2004-2008

 

Adjunct Professor of Law in Animal Law I and Animal Law II

Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark; Portland, Oregon 2003 - 2007

 

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

 

POSITIONS (cont.)

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

 

Law clerk

The Honorable John L. Kane, Jr., Federal District Judge, District of Colorado 1987

United States Courthouse, Denver, Colorado

 

Law clerk

Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon; Portland, Oregon 1985 - 1987

 

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. Toward 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: evidence of mechanical strain

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17(3): 600-609.

 

 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES (cont.)

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. 2009. 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. 2012. A Brief Genealogy Of Court Decisions On How To Award Animals In Dissolutions.

OSB Family Law Newsletter; Portland, Oregon.

 

Duckler, G. 2015. Inside the Minds: Recent Developments in Animal Law (book chapter author: "The Animal As An Object Of Value"). Thomson Reuters/Aspatore.

 

Duckler, G. 2016. The Necessity of Treating Animals As Legal Objects

Journal of Animal and Environmental

Law; Lois D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville 7(2):1.

 

Duckler, G. 2019. Animals As Criminals Journal of Animal and Environmental Law; Lois D. Brandeis School of Law,

University of Louisville 10(1):20-40.

 

Duckler, G. (in prep 2019). "The Ritual of Zoo Animal Confinement"

 

Duckler, G. (in prep 2019). "In Defense of People: The Case Against Animal Rights"

 

Duckler, G. (in prep 2019). Dog Economics: Reality and Illusion in Evaluating Dogs as Companions

 

Duckler, G. (in prep 2019). The Definitive Guide To The Question Of Who Actually Owns An Animal

 

 

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

Rated AV® Preeminent Lawyer in Martindale-Hubbell 2010 - present

 

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

Board of Directors

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, histologic, and pathologic techniques and comparative

analyses on recent and fossilized 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

 

 

PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED LECTURES (cont.)

"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

 

"Litigating Animal Law Disputes"

Animal Law Seminar; University of Oregon; Eugene, Oregon February 2008

 

"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

 

"Latest Trends in Animal Law Issues"

Animal Law Seminar; University of Oregon; Eugene, Oregon September 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

 

"An Overview of Animal Related Legal Issues"

National Association of Legal Secretaries; Gresham, Oregon September 2010

 

"Putting On An Animal Suit: On Not Treating Pets As People"

Law Day; Portland State University; Portland, Oregon May 2011

 

PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED LECTURES (cont.)

"The Scooby Doo Effect 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

 

"On Animal Law and Animal Lawyers"

Animal Law Seminar; University of Oregon; Eugene, 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

 

"Legal Issues With Representing Animal Owners"

Animal Law Seminar; University of Oregon; Eugene, Oregon October 2013

 

"Life After the Degree: Animal-Related Litigation, Its Problems and Prospects"

University of California at Los Angeles; Los Angeles, California April 2014

 

"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

 

"Having A Dog In The Fight: Animal-Related Crimes and Defenses"

CLE for the Oregon State Bar; Portland, Oregon June 2015

 

"On The Legal and Scientific Basis For Not Granting Rights To Animals"

Animal Law Seminar; University of Oregon; Eugene, Oregon October 2015

 

"Dirty Litigation Tactics: How To Deal With The Rambo Litigator"

CLE for National Business Institute; Portland, Oregon December 2015

 

"Elder Abuse Reporting: Ethical Considerations For Oregon Attorneys"

CLE for National Business Institute; Portland, Oregon December 2015

 

"Elder Abuse Reporting and Legal Considerations For Attorneys"

ACCESS MCLE; Portland, Oregon November 2016

 

"Animals in the Service of People: Sense and Nonsense on Lawful

Uses of Assistance Animals"

ACCESS MCLE; Portland, Oregon January 2017

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED LECTURES (cont.)

"Rights, Interests, Animals, Laws, and Owners: A Complex Tapestry"

Pacific University; Hillsboro, Oregon April 2017

 

"Child Abuse Reporting For Attorneys in Oregon"

ACCESS MCLE; Portland, Oregon October 2017

 

"Aiding and Abetting: The Legal Who, What, When, Where, and How

On Animals In The Service of People"

CLE for the Oregon State Bar; Portland, Oregon November 2017

 

"Dirty Litigation Tactics: How To Deal With The Rambo Litigator"

CLE for National Business Institute; Portland, Oregon December 2017

 

"The Prosecution and Defense of Animal Cruelty Crimes and Violations"

ACCESS MCLE; Portland, Oregon May 2018

 

"Elimination of Bias"

CLE for National Business Institute; Portland, Oregon June 2018

 

"Animal Law Update"

San Diego Bar Association; San Diego, California September 2018

 

"Animal Law Update: Creature Features"

Women's Networking Group; Tonkin Torp,, LLP; Portland, Oregon September 2018

 

 

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 - 2009

 

Collaborator with Dr. Sebastien Gay in the Program on Companion Animal Capital

(PCAC) on the Companion Animal Life Valuation Economics Study (CALVES)

University of Chicago; Chicago, Illinois 2008- 2011

 

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

 

 

SELECTED NATIONAL MEDIA PROFILED CASES (cont.)

State v. Biggs

Benton County Circuit Court case number CM12-21017; Corvallis, Oregon 2012

 

Justice v. Vercher

Washington County Circuit Court case number 18CV17601; Hillsboro, Oregon 2018

 

 

ARTISTIC EXHIBITIONS AND ART-RELATED PRESENTATIONS

"Ritual"

Glass and acrylic installation

Blackfish Gallery; Portland, Oregon June 2013

 

Accompanying lecture: "The Ritual Keeping of Animals"

Blackfish Gallery; Portland, Oregon June 2013

 

Guest artist lecture: "The Evolution of Beauty"

Blackfish Gallery; Portland, Oregon June 2015

 

"Roboyat: Omar Khayyam's "Rubaiyat" Reimagined"

Metal, glass and acrylic installation

Blackfish Gallery; Portland, Oregon April 2017

Accompanying lecture: "Transcription and Translation in Biology and Poetry"

Blackfish Gallery; Portland, Oregon April 2017

 

"Ex Libris: The Library Transformed" [in prep]

Paper and art board installation

Blackfish Gallery; Portland, Oregon November 2019




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


Office Address
9397 SW Locust St.
Tigard, Oregon 97223
Office Phone
503-546-8052
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