Law Office of Stephanie Nichols-Young
Stephanie Nichols-Young is an attorney who has been in private practice in Phoenix for over 40 years. She received a B.A. in Radio-TV and a J.D. with distinction from the University of Arizona.
She was founding chair of the Arizona State Bar Animal Law Section and has taught Animal Law as an adjunct professor at both University of Arizona and Arizona State University law schools. She is a member of the board of the University of Arizona Law College Association.
She served as chair of Arizonans Against the Power Grab, the political committee that successfully defeated Proposition 109 in November 2010. She has chaired and served on the steering committee of other ballot measures that focused on protecting the interests of animals.
She is president of the Animal Defense League of Arizona- a statewide animal protection organization. In 2006, it was one of the sponsoring organizations of Proposition 204- the Humane Treatment of Farm Animals Act. Through the Spay/Neuter Hotline, ADLA has sterilized thousands of dogs and cats to help alleviate Arizona’s companion animal overpopulation problem. It Trap Neuter and Returned more than 160,000 cats since March of 2009. ADLA leads a number of coalitions for voter engagement and grassroots lobbying in the animal protection community. It also works to protect wildlife and companion animals through a number of coalitions.