Bruce Wagman, Board Member, Chimp Sanctuary Northwest

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 issues including litigation, education, legislation and consultation in the field. He has a national practice and has been practicing animal law since 1992. Wagman’s clients include numerous animal protection organizations as well as private individuals. His cases have covered a broad range of issues including animal cruelty, the use of animals in entertainment, biomedical research, farmed animals and agribusiness, and wildlife, as well as more local cases involving injuries to, and caused by, animals. He is a coeditor of “Animal Law,” the first casebook for animal law courses, now in its fourth edition and first published in January 2000, and “A Worldview of Animal Law” (2011). He has taught Animal Law over 25 times in multiple law schools, including Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco); Boalt Hall (Berkeley); Stanford Law School; and the University of San Francisco, School of Law. Wagman received a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University and a bachelor of science in nursing from Columbia University School of Nursing prior to obtaining his JD from Hastings.