The Animal Defense Partnership


Our Work in Three Sentences

We're pro bono lawyers.

Our clients are non-profits that advocate for animals and run sanctuaries and rescues.

We do our clients’ legal work for free so they can put their resources to best use advocating for and protecting animals while receiving quality legal services in support of their mission.

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Clients Corner

We're pleased to introduce you to our remarkable clients and their many accomplishments.  In this space, we will periodically feature one of the organizations we represent and provide updates on its work and successes.


Compassion Over Killing (COK) has been working to end animal cruelty in the meat, milk, and egg industries since 1995. Their corporate campaigning has successfully led to corporations such as Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Dunkin’ Donuts, Subway, and Morningstar Farms offering more products like almond milk and vegan burgers as alternatives to meat and dairy products.

COK is also one of a small number of groups that conducts undercover investigations, gathering footage that drives their cutting-edge Legal Advocacy Program and results in groundbreaking convictions against animal cruelty in standard industry practices. This footage has reached hundreds of millions of people through media exposure and is the basis for COK's award-winning original video content, such as their commercial “Side of Truth” (featured on MTV, Comedy Central, Animal Planet, and Hulu) and the short film “Whose Side are You On?”.

COK is inspiring people everywhere to become vegan through these initiatives and others, such as working with city councils around the U.S. to establish Meatless Mondays, running the VegWeek campaign, and hosting the DC VegFest, all of which help achieve COK’s goal of making the world a kinder, cleaner, healthier place to live.


Since the 1980s, In Defense of Animals ("IDA") has done exceptional animal protection work in the US and abroad. We believe strongly in its people, mission and vision, and are proud to be its lawyers.

IDA’s latest project: 60 billboards throughout LA are raising awareness of the dairy industry’s brutal realities by directing viewers to Dairy is Scary, an eye-opening YouTube video. IDA’s campaign is very well-conceived and executed, and highly effective. For additional information or to see how you can help with IDA’s mission, please visit its website,


ADP — which provides legal counsel to its rapidly-expanding client base free of charge — is grateful to have been able to counsel IDA on aspects of this project.

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