Andrew Freeman is a Deputy District Attorney for the Washington County DA’s office in Hillsboro, Oregon. A graduate of Lewis and Clark Law School, Andrew was a member of the Animal Law Moot Court Team (coached by Kathy Hessler and Pam Frasch!) and competed in the National Semi-Finals in 2009.
At the DA’s office Andrew prosecutes animal abuse, animal neglect, wildlife crimes, and other environmental crimes. He coordinates efforts with the Oregon Humane Society, Washington County Animal Services and law enforcement agencies across the state to combat crimes against animals and increase awareness about the legal ramifications of animal abuse.
Since becoming a Deputy DA in 2009, Andrew has had the opportunity to achieve significant results in animal-related cases, nailing down convictions against a state-wide poaching group, a family of large-scale domestic animal hoarders and three co-defendants tried for neglecting horses. In an area of criminal law that is still taking shape in the State of Oregon, Andrew recognizes the unique challenges of prosecuting animal cases and hopes to continue to achieve results.