STACEY EVANS, ESQ.
LEGISLATIVE & POLICY ASSOCIATE
Stacey Evans is an animal law guru, government relations expert, and speaker, in the Washington, D.C. area. Stacey uses her expertise to assist Project Coyote with its legislative and policy strategies. Stacey chaired the Maryland State Bar Association Animal Law Section, where she successfully advocated for animal legislation. Currently, Stacey is a board member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and the Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s, Animal Law Committee.
Stacey speaks and writes about a variety of issues, legislation, policy, and laws impacting dogs and canine wildlife. Her work on behalf of animals has been featured in major national media outlets including NPR that interviewed her on the dissent in the highly publicized Maryland Court of Appeals case impacting pit bull-type dogs in Maryland, Tracey v. Solesky. Her work on the coyote/fox penning issue with Project Coyote has been published in the ABA-TIPS-Animal Law Committee Newsletter.
Stacey earned her Juris Doctorate from Tulane University and her bachelor’s degree from George Mason University. Her interest in proactively promoting coexistence between people and canids grew out of her experience rescuing and adopting Louis Luigi, her beloved American Eskimo dog that resides in her heart. She enjoys raising her playful Alaskan Malamute dog, Rudi, salsa dancing, art, and giving keynotes that inspire people to thrive in adversity.