Before joining the Animal Activist Legal Defense Project, Chris Carraway was a lead attorney for the Colorado State Public Defender. There, Chris handled everything from low-level misdemeanors to first-degree murder; participated in over sixty jury trials; and litigated cases in the Colorado Court of Appeals and Colorado Supreme Court.
Chris graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was president of the student chapters for the National Lawyers Guild and Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. Before that, Chris began his involvement in animal rights activism in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina - doing outreach, defendant and prisoner support, and organizing local campaigns against the selling of foie gras and fur. Witnessing the criminalization of animal rights activism in the 00’s compelled him to go to law school. Chris brings his experience as a defense attorney and his passion for animal rights to the Animal Activist Defense Project.