July 11, 2018

Dallas lawyer Yolanda Eisenstein to receive ABA’s Excellence in Advancement of Animal Law Award


WASHINGTON, July 11, 2018,  — The American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section will honor Dallas attorney Yolanda Eisenstein with its 2018 Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award Leadership Award, which recognizes exceptional work by an Animal Law Committee member who, through commitment and leadership, has advanced the humane treatment of animals through the law. The award will be presented at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago during the Animal Law Awards Reception on Friday, Aug. 3, from 3-4 p.m. at the Swissotel Chicago.

Eisenstein, a principal with Eisenstein Law Office, is an animal advocate with expertise in animal law and wildlife law. She works through her law practice to improve the lives of animals. She also handles cases in public finance and tax-exempt finance, litigation, communications and media mediation.

She has been a longtime leader in TIPS through her activities with the Animal Law Committee, of which she served as chair. During her one-year term, Eisenstein is credited with establishing the ALC’s Lunch & Learn program and creating a CLE program on international trade in animals. She has promoted legislation on behalf of animals through her work as director of the volunteer Texas Legislative Humane Network. Her research, drafting and lobbying efforts helped secure significant legislative advancements in Texas to promote animal welfare.

Eisenstein speaks regularly on animal issues and has written two books, “Careers in Animal Law: Welfare, Protection, and Advocacy” in 2013 and “The American Bar Association Legal Guide for Dog Owners” in 2015.

She earned J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

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There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Robert Robinson at 202-662-1097 or Robert.Robinson@americanbar.org.

The ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section unites plaintiff, defense, insurance and corporate counsel to advance the civil justice system. TIPS is a national source of expertise in tort, trial and insurance practice and brings lawyers together to share information and speak out on issues of importance. The section has over 20,000 members and more than 30 general committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in areas across the broad spectrum of civil law and practice. For more information about the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section visit the TIPS website, www.americanbar.org/tips.

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