In keeping with the international scope and scholarly nature
of the Institute's mission, a highly knowledgeable and committed
Board of Directors has been assembled to lead the organization.
Each individual brings a wealth of experience and insights
to the field of animal law, and their professional and educational
credentials serve to enhance the stature of the Institute
within the legal community and beyond.
Robert E. Davy, Jr. is a noted attorney, author and lecturer
with a wide range of trial, appellate and litigation experience.
Now in private practice, Mr. Davy was formerly of counsel to the
law firm of Lison & Griffin P.C., a member of Sloan & Associates,
P.C. and Chief of the Antitrust Division in the Office of the
Illinois Attorney General. He has published numerous journal articles
and wrote several chapters in the textbook Antitrust and Unfair
Competition Law. Mr. Davy received his B.A. degree from the University
of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree from Loyola University of Chicago
School of Law.
Michael J. McCafferty is a professor of law enforcement
management and urban studies at St. Joseph's College in Indiana.
He is also of counsel at the Chicago law firm of Munőz and Wilkes,
Ltd. Prior to joining Munőz and Wilkes, Ltd., Mr. McCafferty was
with the law offices of Edward R. Vrdolyak, Ltd. Prior to receiving
his J.D. degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago,
Mr. McCafferty served as a Chicago Police Department investigator
and instructor. Mr. McCafferty received his B.S. and M.S. degrees
from Illinois State University.
John H. Scheid, Jr. is a partner at Murphy & Hourihane, L.L.C. John has over fifteen years of trial and appellate experience representing clients primarily in the area of commercial litigation. John previously was a partner at Quinlan & Carroll, Ltd. He began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles R. Norgle, Sr., a United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. John is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He is also a member of the state bar of Illinois and the Northern District of Illinois. John serves as a board member for the International Foundation for Ethical Research. He currently serves as an adjunct professor for the John Marshall Law School in its Trial Advocacy program. While at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, John received a B.A. degree in Philosophy and Economics in 1990. He received his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School cum laude in 1994.
Keith Louis West is a senior partner of West & Davé in
Mundelein, Illinois, specializing in juvenile matters, family
law, criminal matters, personal injury, commercial transactions
and business litigation. In addition, he is advocate and vice
president of Gifts from the Heart, a not-for-profit organization
dedicated to serving needy children. Mr. West developed the Paralegal
Litigation Program and has taught trial advice at Roosevelt University
in Chicago. He received his B.A. degree from St. Olaf College,
Northfield, Minnesota and his J.D. degree from Loyola University
of Chicago School of Law.