Richard Bruce Rosenthal, Esq. - Columbia College 1975, Brooklyn Law 1978, Admitted NYS, EDNY, SDNY, CDIL, NDOH. Private General Litigation Practice with a concentration in Animal Rights. Criminal Defense, Matrimonial and Family Law and Consumer Advocacy 1979 - present.
After 30 years of practice I found my calling and rediscovered my passion for the law in 2009 when confronted with the imminent execution of a Greyhound named Lexus for doing what she had been bred for thousands of years to do. After saving her life, we started receiving calls from greyhound rescue groups all over the country asking for my advice and assistance on similar matters. Recognizing the need for this type of resource The Lexus Project was created. In 2011 after stepping in to save a Siberian husky facing death in Tolland, Ct. for killing chickens that drew some intense media coverage we realized that no dog was safe unless all were and redefined our mission to include defense for all breeds of dogs unjustly imprisoned or facing execution.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 1979
Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (20%)
|General Counsel||The Lexus Project, Inc.||2010 - 2012|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Huntington -v- a dog named "Cody"||Cody freed, NYS Supreme Court recognized validity of "Cody" Trust to give standing to dog and create right to separate Counsel|
|Brooklyn Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|Columbia University||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|
|Marino Continuing Legal Education||Civil Rights for Dogs - Defining a new paradigm||2014|
|Connecticut Bar Association, Animal Law Committee||Cody Trust Standing||2011|