We handle pet custody disputes, dangerous dog defense and wrongful injury to pets.
We receive calls daily from pet owners around the country who need to determine if they have an issue that can be addressed by a lawyer and in the court system. Our staff is always willing to listen to your pet's story and look for avenues to assist. We have handled more than 300 cases in the last 4 years. Our lawyers are in court multiple times per week and we are winning cases at a great rate. We also lose cases but only after exhausting battles waged for your rights as a pet owner. We are seeing judges starting to accept our arguments in favor of awarding emotional distress damages for pet owners who witness an injury to their dog.
Pet custody disputes among people who were previously in a relationship together are becoming quite common. At Boston Dog Lawyers we believe there are dozens of ways to prove ownership. The person who bought the dog is not necessarily the sole owner. Neither is the person who licensed the dog or took the pet to the vet. We dig in on each case to learn the facts that we can rely upon to prevail under the existing law. Our arguments are also centered on looking at what is in the best interests of your pet. While the judiciary is not necessarily allowed by law to consider those arguments, we make them as much as we can.
It is also time to hold people accountable who harm our pets. Groomers, walkers and veterinarians do not choose to make mistakes, but it is now time to hold them accountable when they do. The costs of care are growing and our investments in our pets are too. There are many times where pet owners should be reimbursed and are not. We initially suggest reasonable exit strategies for these wrongdoers and will certainly file suit when necessary. Our motto is It's Time to Bark Back and it is through the courage and trust of our clients that we are affecting change every day in the way our pets are handled by the people we pay to care for them and by the clerks and judges who are hearing our arguments.
|Founder||Boston Dog Lawyers||2015 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||Cohen & Associates||2007 - 2014|
|Manager||Electric Insurance||2001 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||2017 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member - Companion Animal Committee||2017 - Present|
|International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants||Member||2016 - 2018|
|Association of Professional Dog Trainers||Member||2014 - 2017|
|Essex County Bar Association||Member||2007 - 2017|
|Simply Pets Magazine||Columnist||2018|
|Suffolk University||Attorney's Clients Bring Their Pet Peeves||2018|
|The Boston Herald||Beverly Attorney Goes to the Dogs||2016|
|The Salem News||Dogged Defense||2016|
|Suffolk University Law School||JD||1995|
|Clark University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Yankee Golden Retriever Club||Dogs and the Law||2019|
|Paws 'n Claws WATD radio show||Newsworthy Pet Cases||2019|
|MA School of Law||Pet Custody Disputes||2019|
|Boston North Veterinary Practice Managers Group||Veterinarians and the Law||2019|
|The PAWEDcast||Lawyers for Pets||2018|
|WBZ Radio 1030||Pet Law Discussion||2017|
|MA School of Law - Animal Rights Day||Defending Dangerous Dogs||2017|
|Beverly Rotary Club||Why Dogs Need Lawyers||2017|
|WBZ Radio 1030||Pet Law Hot Topics||2016|
|Sandy Shack Radio Show||Dog Law||2016|
|Animal Law Division||Pet Owner's Rights||2016|
|Animal Law Day - MA School of Law||Wrongful Injuries to Pets||2016|
Posted by Diane Glynn
Tue May 17 2016
Posted by Kristen Ghamlouch
Tue May 17 2016
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