We are so thrilled to have been included in the amazing group of attorneys named to the 2013 "Top 10 Crusaders in the Food Movement -- Lawyer Edition" list. Check us out (under our former firm name, Fare Grange Law) on Michele Simon's Huffington Post blog at number five!
Our heartfelt thanks goes out to Michele for recognizing our firm and our food lawyer colleagues. Michele is a noted public health and food law attorney who - in addition to her consulting work - runs an extremely informative blog about the law and politics of food at Eat Drink Politics. Head over there to check out her own crusading work!
Here's an edited version of the Top Ten list. Congratulations to all of the lawyers and law firms listed. We need as many attorneys as possible out there working on behalf of sustainable farmers, independent food businesses, and food and farm advocates.
5) Fare Grange Law (now Jambor Heyman, Lawyers for Good Food), providing legal services to "sustainable, local, non-GMO and organic farm businesses, independent food entrepreneurs, and good food advocacy groups." @GoodFoodLaw
6) Ted Mermin, executive director of the Public Good Law Center in Berkeley.
9) Attorneys General and City Attorneys: An often overlooked but powerful tool is that of state attorneys general and city attorney offices, both of which can file consumer deception cases against companies engaging in misleading advertising.