Wayne State University
Jerry Simonelli
Jerry Simonelli
Attorney, Washington D.C.


LL.M., George Washington University
J.D., University of Toledo
B.A., John Carroll University


Jerry Simonelli is a business and taxation attorney in Washington D.C. He is a member of the American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar and Virgina State Bar. Previously, he was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, a legislative assistant to U.S. Congressman Charles A. Vanik (D-Ohio) and an advisor to U.S. Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT) developing and drafting federal animal protection legislation. He currently serves on the board of Animals and Society Institute.

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

  "Taking the Gamble Out of DC Sentencing: The Impact of New Studies" in District Lawyer (Official Publication of the DC Bar), September/October, 1982.

"State Regulation of a Federal License to Practice Law: Unauthorized Practice or Federal Supremacy" in Federal Bar News & Journal, March, 1984.

"State Regulation of a Federal License to Practice Law" in New York State Bar Journal (Official Publication of the NY Bar), May, 1984.

"Non-Violence and the Animal Rights Movement" in Animal Legal and Historical Center (Online Journal), Michigan State University, 2003.

In The News

May 27, 2014
Jerry Simonelli was quoted in a Legal News article titled "Student honored by SBM Animal Law Section."

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