Research & Policy Think Tank

Bonnie Lutz

J.D.

BonnieBonnie Lutz has practiced law for over 11 years and is a Shareholder in the Orange County office of Klinedinst PC. She is past president of the American Veterinary Medical Law Association and a current Chair of the American Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee. Prior to becoming an attorney, she was the supervising microbiologist of the Mycology department of the Orange County Health Department. Previous to that, she owned a medical device manufacturing company and served as the company’s scientific and regulatory affairs director. Lutz’s practice consists of defending veterinarians in litigation and administrative actions in addition to providing general counsel services for humane societies throughout California. Due to her unique practice areas, she has extensive knowledge of the California Veterinary Medicine Practice Act and the laws which regulate humane societies. She is also an experienced litigator and has defended over 100 veterinarians and humane societies. She also assists other animal rescue organizations and occasionally defends owners in dangerous dog hearings. Lutz is an accomplished lecturer and writer and speaks frequently at conferences and seminars held by the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, California Veterinary Medical Association, and VetPartners, in addition to speaking to veterinary and law students. She has published articles in The PulseCalifornia Veterinarian, and Veterinary Economics, and has been interviewed for articles in Sheltering Magazine. She is an advisor to the State Humane Association of California. Lutz was born in Massachusetts and attended the University of Massachusetts and California Western School of Law.