As a law student at the University of San Diego, Sarah Speed led the enactment of a California Law to allow judges to include pets in protection from abuse orders for domestic violence cases.
While in California, Sarah prosecuted sex crimes, advocated on behalf of victims rights, served in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s office, and met her husband, a two-tour Iraq war veteran.
In 2008 she coordinated efforts among animal advocacy groups to successfully guide into law an act to restrict and close many infamous puppy mills.
Licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, California, and Washington, DC, Sarah Speed is the Animal Law Legislative Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and serves as Secretary of the Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team.
A community volunteer, Sarah Speed serves as a member of York Advanced Technical Rescue. She also serves as Music Director of Bethel 1 of Job’s Daughters International of the Masonic Youth Order, leading the choir in 2011 to victory in a statewide competition.