Attorney Stacey Evans is a recognized animal welfare leader and expert in policy issues impacting animal health, the human-canine bond, and the conservation and management of canine wildlife. Her advocacy has helped pass laws that reduce animal cruelty, help prevent pet overpopulation, protect pets and working dogs from domestic violence, prohibit people convicted of animal cruelty from owning or possessing animals and improve protection of canine wildlife.
An adventurer who has driven dog teams of Alaskan huskies, Siberian huskies, Canadian Eskimo dogs, and other types of sled dogs in the U.S. and Canada, she enjoys the outdoors snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, and raising her American Eskimo rescue dog.
Attorney Evans’ dedication to the welfare of animals is reflected in the fact that she represents those interests on the United States Department of Agriculture Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health; is a representative of Project Coyote; a board member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and a Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Animal Law Committee. Prior to those roles, Stacey chaired the Maryland State Bar Association Animal Law Section.
She has extensive experience educating organizations, legislators, and audiences about laws, legislation, policy, and issues impacting animals in the United States and beyond. She is a frequent speaker at animal law and policy related conferences such as the No More Homeless Pets Conference, classes, and special events including the U.S. Police Canine Association, Region 3 awards banquet. She is a frequent contributor to radio and television shows discussing animal law, legislation, and policy related issues.