Jerry Simonelli

Jerry Simonelli

Attorney, Washington D.C.


Jerry Simonelli


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.

Degrees and Certifications

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

Courses Taught

Animal Law

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.

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