Lorraine Elliott “Lorrie” has a full time animal law
practice and serves clients throughout the State of
Washington. She concentrates on all aspects of
animal law. This includes, but is not limited to,
equine cases, custody disputes; dangerous dogs;
replevin actions; animal cruelty, injury and death;
service animal discrimination; and pet trusts.
Lorrie received her JD (in 1999) and then her
Masters of Law (in 2001) from the University Of
Washington School Of Law. She attained her Master of
Arts in Teaching from the School for International
Training, the original home of the Peace Corp, in
Brattleboro, Vermont. She spent several years
teaching at the college level prior to obtaining her
The 2012-2013, Past Chair of the Washington State
Bar Association’s Animal Law Section and a long
standing member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
She has been on the Executive Committee of the
Washington State Bar Association Animal Law Section
since 2006 and a member of the section since 2003.
She is a strong advocate for animal rights. Lorrie
is a frequent speaker on the subject of animal law.
Lorrie has been interviewed by local news
organizations. She has also been quoted in the CNN
news online and CityDog Magazine, and Everett
Herald. Lorrie has both chaired and given
presentations at multiple continuing legal education
programs held by the Washington State Bar
Association and the King County Bar Association.
passion, patience and determination she is helping
to better the lives and laws pertaining to animals.
Aside for working for the betterment of animals,
Lorrie’s passions are art and travel. She has two
constant canine companions - Rosie and Magic.