ADP in Three Sentences

1.   We're devoted to protecting animals from abuse and suffering.

2.   We provide  pro bono  legal and consulting services to nonprofits that advocate for animals; run sanctuaries and rescues; and support plant-based eating.

3.   Our work enables our clients to put their resources to best use in reducing animal anguish and misery while receiving free high-quality legal  services in support of their mission.

Our Mission

There are animal charities, sanctuaries and rescues doing extraordinary work to change the way we treat and view animals. But many of them are limited in the resources they can devote to their mission due to the day-to-day financial and operational demands all charities face. ADP strives to unburden its clients from these stressors, with the goal of freeing up resources that they can put to best use in their advocacy efforts directly in support of animals and plant-based eating causes.

ADP’s mission is to contribute our legal and professional training and experience to the greatest extent and best of our ability to the growing effort to protect animals from cruelty and suffering in all forms and wherever occurring.


Photo Courtesy of Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals Media

ADP Quick Facts

o   ADP was founded in 2016 by two lawyers, David Ebert and Joel Litvin.

o   Since its founding, ADP has provided $1,500,000+ in pro bono legal services to its clients.

o  ADP's growing client base now includes dozens of non-profits that protect and advocate for animals; run sanctuaries and rescues; and support plant-based eating.

o  ADP's work has had an impact throughout North America and in other regions across the globe in which our clients operate.

On The Matter of Fees

We provide our services on a pro bono basis and intend to continue to do so. That said, because we rely entirely on donations, any help on that front would be greatly appreciated.  100% of our donations are used to operate ADP.  None of our board members or officers receive any form of compensation.

Read Our Newsletter

We  publish our newsletter quarterly, and encourage you to subscribe.  We report on the work we do, our clients and  developments within the organization.

New Book From ADP Client We Animals Media!

HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene is an unflinching book of photography about our conflict with non-human animals around the globe. Through the lenses of thirty award-winning photojournalists, HIDDEN shines a light on the invisible animals in our lives; those with whom we have a close relationship and yet fail to see. They are the animals we eat and wear. The animals we use for research, work, and for entertainment, as well as the animals we sacrifice in the name of tradition and religion.

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