Legal Assistance

Consultation from attorneys that understand livestock marketing.

Livestock auction markets are businesses and every business needs access to specialized legal advice and consultation.   Through the LMA legal team, LMA members and their local attorneys obtain consultation and advice on legal matters impacting their business.

The LMA attorneys and Ernie Van Hooser of Van Hooser & Eftink, P.C. have extensive experience representing livestock marketing businesses, interpreting laws and regulations affecting the livestock industry, and providing legal opinions to livestock marketing businesses and their local attorneys. Members may receive assistance in such areas as:

  • Packers & Stockyards Disciplinary and Reparation Cases
  • Animal Health Laws
  • Bond Claims
  • Livestock Sales Contracts
  • Statutory and Consensual Lien Laws

LMA members may reach the LMA legal team at:
Jara Settles, LMA General Counsel
jsettles@lmaweb.com • (800) 821-2048

Chelsea Good, LMA Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs
cgood@lmaweb.com • (800) 821-2048

Ernie Van Hooser, Attorney 
(800) 821-2048