Bruce Wagman is a partner in the San Francisco office of Schiff Hardin, with an almost exclusive focus on a wide range of animal law cases, as well as education and consultation in the field. He also serves as the Chief Outside Litigation Counsel for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, a national legal animal protection organization for which he helps devise and run a national litigation program. He has been practicing animal law since 1992 and has represented clients in state and federal courts.
Bruce’s clients include numerous animal protection organizations as well as private individuals. His cases cover national issues affecting animals in entertainment, biomedical research, animal cruelty, agribusiness, and wildlife, as well as more “local” cases involving injuries to, and caused by, companion animals. He has worked on numerous large hoarding cases as well. He is a coeditor of Animal Law, the first casebook for animal law courses, which was first published in January 2000; the fourth edition will be published in December.