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 livestock?
- City, 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
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 nearly a decade. 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 has taught Animal Law and Rights at the Southern New England
School of Law for many years, and is now an Adjunct Professor of Law at UMASS Law School in Dartmouth.
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