Ms. Breyer received her B.S.B.A., cum laude, from Boston University in 1986 and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 2000. In March 2002, she opened the first animal law practice in Illinois. Her caseload focuses primarily on litigation, including: veterinary malpractice, civil cruelty claims, condominium/zoning issues, dog bites, consumer fraud, contractual disputes, as well as various other torts and negligence. Ms. Breyer is an adjunct professor of animal law at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. She is the principal founder of the Animal Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and also served two terms as the committee’s inaugural chair. She currently chairs the Chicago Bar Association’s Solo & Small Firm Practitioners Committee and serves on the Agricultural Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. Ms. Breyer has spoken about various aspects of animal law around the country, including the Washington State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Yale University School of Law and the annual Animal Law Conference at Lewis & Clark Law School. Her practice also has been featured in the Chicago Tribune’s Sunday Magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago’s newspaper for the legal profession, The Daily Law Bulletin, as well as the London Sunday Telegraph and China Standard.
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