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Cynthia Hodges' animal law practice can help you with contracts, estate planning(wills and pet trusts), insurance disputes, and other issues involving animals.


Languages spoken: German, English

Practice areas


  1. Animal Law: 80%
  2. Contracts: 10%
    6 years
  3. Wills: 10%



Fixed (sometimes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Edgar I Hall

    Ms. Hodges is an excellent and passionate attorney who really cares about her practice area. She is my go to referral for any matter relating to animal law ranging to veterinarian malpractice to pet trusts. Given how few attorneys practice in this area, she is a great resource and someone to who I can refer in confidence.


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Contact info

Washington Animal Law

Po Box 444
Edmonds, WA, 98020-0444


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Most Outstanding Legal Writing AwardAnimal Law Clinic - Lewis & Clark Law School2008
10th Best Legal Brief2006 Spurgeon E. Bell Memorial Intramural Moot Court Tournament2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant EditorMichigan State University College of Law Animal Legal & Historical Center2010 - 2012
Contract AttorneyHendricks Bennett, PLLC2010 - 2011
Law ClerkNational Center for Animal Law: Animal Law Clinic2008 - 2008
Law ClerkHarris County District Attorney’s Office, Environmental Crimes Division2007 - 2007
Legal Research AssistantSouth Texas College of Law2007 - 2007
Legal Research AssistantLaw Institute for Medical Studies2005 - 2006
Legal AssistantAbraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Matthews & Friend2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
WSBAN/A2010 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan State University College of Law: Animal Legal & Historical Web CenterDetailed Discussion of State Emergency Planning Laws for Pets and Service Animals2011
Michigan State University College of LawDetailed Discussion of State Animal 'Terrorism'/Animal Enterprise Interference Laws2011
Michigan State University College of LawDetailed Discussion of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act2010
Michigan State University College of LawA Survey of State Spay and Neuter Laws2010
Michigan State University College of Law: Animal Legal & Historical Web CenterThe Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt: In Search of International Legal Protection for Harp Seals2009
Michigan State University College of LawThe Link: Cruelty to Animals and Violence Towards People2009
Michigan State University College of Law: Animal Legal & Historical Web CenterThat’s the Breaks: Trainer Responsibility for Racehorse Breakdowns in New York2008
Oregon State Bar Animal Law SectionShifting Legal Views on Animals: Animals are More than Property2008
Oregon State Bar Animal Law SectionEastern Religious Philosophy and the Advancement of Animals’ Legal Interests2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolEnvironmental lawLLM2008
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of TexasGermanic StudiesMA1998