Features March 2012 Issue

Attorneys who Specialize in Animal Law, or “Dog Lawyers”

Dogs find law school exhausting . . . If your dog is at the center of a legal issue, you’ll need help from an attorney who is experienced in animal law.

Attorneys who Specialize in Animal Law, or “Dog Lawyers”

Why and when you may need a “dog lawyer” and how to find one.

You’re out for a walk in the park with Sasha, your 6-month-old German Shepherd, who is a little nervous around small children. Suddenly out of nowhere, a five-year-old girl runs up from behind squealing, “Can I pet your dog?” while grabbing for Sasha’s head. A freaked out Sasha reacts by biting the girl’s arm, and it’s more than just a nip. A frantic scene ensues complete with screeching from both the girl and her parents. You are subsequently sued for significant damages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. You need a dog lawyer!

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