Profile Ryan Clinton

Ryan Clinton

Attorney and Founder of

Ryan Clinton is a Texas appellate attorney, a shareholder at the law firm Davis, Gerald & Cremer PC, and a former Texas Assistant Solicitor General. In 2005, Ryan founded FixAustin. org, an animal-advocacy organization aimed at making Austin a “No Kill” community. Ryan has been repeatedly named a Texas “Super Lawyer” in Texas Monthly magazine and, when he qualified, was named one of the top 25 attorneys in Texas under the age of 40 by Texas Lawyer. He was also a 2009 recipient of the No Kill Advocacy Center’s Henry Bergh Leadership Award. He is a frequent speaker on animal law and advocacy throughout the country.

My Sessions

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Sat. February 2nd

8:30 am - 9:30 am Map Icon Zlotnik Family Ballroom

Opening Keynote Part I: Becoming No Kill

This opening session is designed to give you context about the obstacles, the challenges, the successes and the strategies that made Austin, TX the largest truly No Kill shelter and how they apply to everyone everywhere.

3:10 pm - 4:25 pm Map Icon Amphitheater Level M2 204

Know the Law: Demystifying Liability in Shelters and Rescues

Learn how shelters and rescue groups can implement strategies to limit their liability for saving lives. Topics will include risk reduction, lawsuits, insurance, and policy protocols. Your lawyer will thank you for attending.

Ryan Clinton

Sun. February 3rd

10:45 am - 12:00 pm Map Icon Salon 5-6

No Kill Political Advocacy: How to Gain and Keep Political Support

Learn how animal advocates in Austin, Texas, put No Kill on the City's public-policy agenda, and how you can do the same for your community.

Ryan Clinton

Mon. February 4th

9:50 am - 11:20 am Map Icon Salon 5-6

Demystifying No Kill Laws: The Nuts & Bolts of Ordinances

Participants will learn the nuts and bolts of various animal-welfare ordinances, including stray holds, caretakers, and Austin's no kill plan.

Ryan Clinton

2:20 pm - 4:20 pm Map Icon Salon 5-6

Get Your Government's Attention: Political Masterclass

This masterclass will dive into the work necessary to get your government in line with the goals of No Kill. In this session, city council members, animal advisory commission members, political advisors, lobbyists and political nonprofit leaders will all help you get the support that you need.

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