Gerber Animal Law Center

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Calley Gerber was born in Wisconsin and grew up in the Midwest, always in the  companionship of animals.  From a young age, she felt a deep connection with, and desire to protect, animals of all shapes and sizes.  

Ms. Gerber received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Pepperdine University in 1993 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law in 1996.  She practiced law in Colorado as a prosecutor until mid-2000, where among other things, she handled animal abuse cases.   In 2000 she moved to North Carolina and currently lives with her Great Dane, 4 hens rescued from battery cages, and various foster animals.

Calley Gerber is licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina, the State of Colorado (current status inactive), the United States District Court - District of Colorado, and the United States District Court For The Northern District of Illinois.  However, her practice currently focuses solely in North Carolina.


Ms. Gerber has been quoted and/or featured in USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, Lawyers Weekly, The News & Observer, DogLiving Magazine and other publications.  She was the program planner and a speaker at the first Animal Law CLE at the North Carolina Bar Association,  has taught Animal Law at two law schools, and regularly speaks on animal law topics throughout North Carolina.