Advice was invaluable!

From K.D.

The legal advice given to me by Cheryl was invaluable. Because of her, I was able to represent myself in small claims court with confidence knowing that I was fully prepared and organized.


I know the judge definitely appreciated how prepared and organized I was so my case went smoothly on my part and ultimately went in my favor.

Thank you for all you do for our animals!

From K.V.K.

I am so appreciative of Cheryl and her passion for animal advocacy! Cheryl Nolan is an outstanding lawyer and a very compassionate person.


She aided me in the process of establishing my cat as an assistant animal. She also provided me with so much helpful information on navigating the legal process and about being an assistant animal owner.


She is truly an exceptional person that goes above and beyond for her clients. I am so very thankful to have her support and to be able to have someone that is so passionate and skilled in navigating the animal legal system. I am in awe of Cheryl and her drive to help pet owners, such as myself, advocate for their animal rights.


From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all you do for our animals!

Protected my First Amendment Rights against a back yard breeder

From M

After receiving a terminally ill Cocker Spaniel from a breeder, I began a social media campaign to get the word out about this back yard breeder.  Ms. Nolan not only defended me against the breeder’s restraining order request (dismissed by the court) she also educated me on my First Amendment Rights to free speech (including the internet).

Ms. Nolan reviewed my website and offered constructive ways to mitigate my risk of a defamation suit.  She quickly understood my case and her knowledge of dog breeding and dog shows were both relevant and insightful.

She was able to quickly change direction and provide options that were well researched and relevant to my goals, always quickly answering emails and text messages.  Ms. Nolan’s professionalism, work ethic and personal attention to the details of my case helped drive us towards a successful outcome.

She also understands the bond that connects people with their pets and the complexity of animal law and helps guide you through the legal process.

I highly recommend Ms. Nolan.

Resolved a problem we've had for a couple years!

From The I.S. Condominium Association

Thank you for helping our board with running more efficient meetings and what to do about service dogs and emotional support animals. You resolved a problem we've had for a couple years with more and more requests for emotional support animals in our no-pet community. Your presentation to the board was very helpful in clarifying how to comply with the law and what to watch for.

My husband and I can't thank you enough

From D.N.

Our neighbors threatened to call the City about our dogs barking and you explained the City noise laws and even how to resolve our issue with dog training tips that worked!  Four months later and our next door neighbor is happy and the barking problem is gone. My husband and I can't thank you enough.

We recommend you to anyone with a dog problem!

From I.R.

We came to you for help with a specialty breeder and the huge vet bills after we had to say goodbye to our sweet girl. We had no clue what to do. Your in-depth knowledge of dogs and breeders made all the difference to us. We were in crises and you explained our rights. We recommend you to anyone with a dog problem!

Helped us grow to be a better group

From A.S.

Our rescue organization is deeply appreciative of your help on our foster policies and adoption contract. You were able to help us with all our questions, and saved us a lot of frustration. You've helped us grow to be a better group. We feel at ease knowing we have the foundation to help place more dogs in loving forever homes.

You were fabulous!

From N.M.

Thank you so much for all your help. You were fabulous! Very detailed and also, wonderful on the phone dealing with all of the nuances of this issue.

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San Diego, CA 92103
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