Donald Feare

Adjunct Professor

Don Feare

Mr. Feare is a solo practitioner in Arlington, Texas, where his practice is dedicated to animal law. He is an adjunct professor at the Texas A&M School of Law, past member of the College of the State Bar, and council member of the Animal Law Section of the State Bar since 1999.

Mr. Feare is a nationally known speaker on animal law, has authored numerous papers and briefs in the field, and has been instrumental in the drafting and passage of animal welfare bills in Texas.

He has served as special prosecutor in several civil animal cruelty seizures, including seizure of 500 dogs from a puppy mill and a herd of cruelly treated horses. He was one of the attorneys in the civil seizure and litigation in the largest cruelty seizure in history of over 27,000 animals. He also represented citizens of Kaufman, ​Texas, in a case that resulted in the closure of the last remaining horse slaughter plant in the United States.  

Mr. Feare was honored as a "Distinguished Alumnus" by Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2010. In 2012, he was awarded with the first "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Texas for his work in animal advocacy. That same year, he was honored as one of the "Top Ten animal Defenders in America" by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Mr. Feare is a past member of the board and the legislative committee of the Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN). He is a professional wildlife photographer and past field contributor to Nature Photographer magazine.