Attorney Robert H. Fennessy, Jr.
Although an attorney can not represent your pet
"per se," the attorney can serve your interests and the interests of your dog, cat, horse, or other companion animal
by asserting your rights and wishes within the law by advising and initiating legal action in a wide range of pet-related
- Veterinary Malpractice — Did your pet die or suffer
injury due to professional negligence?
- Cruelty to Pet, or Wrongful Death
— You may have claims if your pet was killed by someone else's animal or harmed by a person's intentional acts.
- Long Term Pet Protection— Your estate plan can provide for custody and care of your pet if you die first.
- Disputes of Pet Custody — Who gets the dog or cat in a divorce or breakup, or in a jointly owned pet or
Town, and State Hearings — What are your rights in keeping
of pets, exotic animals or livestock in city or town limits?
- Stolen, Lost, or Seized Pets
— There may be legal issues in recovering your missing animal even if you locate it.
- Dog Bites and Animal Attacks — Representation is needed if you were bitten or if your animal injured someone
Recognized Animal Lawyer
As a former Captain
of the MSPCA Law Enforcement, and animal cruelty prosecutor, Attorney Robert Fennessy has represented many pet owners through
negotiations and civil litigation for more than fifteen years.
In 2007, Attorney Fennessy was awarded the Massachusetts "Up and Coming Lawyer of
the Year" Award from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for his cutting edge work in Animal Law. In 2010, he was named
as a "Rising Star" in Super Lawyers magazine.
He teaches Animal Law and Rights as an Adjunct Professor of Law at UMASS
Law School in Dartmouth, and formerly was an Adjunct Professor at the Southern New England School of Law.