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Boston Law Firm Only Represents Canine Clients

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You’ve no doubt heard stories about dogs being put down after a biting incident. While you may have raised questions about why the dog bit in the first place, sadly you’ll probably never know. Unlike humans, dogs don’t have a lawyer to defend them in court and try to explain why they bit the plaintiff.

But every dog has his day… in court. Dog-owner and attorney Jeremy Cohen is behind the conception of Boston Dog Lawyers, a law firm dedicated to defending the rights of responsible dog owners and their dog in court. They handle anything from the aforementioned dog bite complaints to illegal seizure of companion animals and even pet custody battles.

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Their mission is to protect the interests of companion animals who, in the eyes of the law, are seen as little more than personal property rather than a member of the family.

“I’ve witnessed a complete disregard for constitutional rights. Often, even if a hearing is arranged, people with the loudest voices or most recognized faces may induce a local board to decide, unfairly, against the dog,” said Cohen. The outcome of dogs named in dog bite complaints, for example, is usually euthanization.

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Cohen says that the Boston Dog Lawyers has the pet’s “best interests” in mind. The firm is devoted to fight injustice in dog-related cases, and they eventually plan to expand existing law by elevating the legal stats of companion animals from objects to the sentient beings they are.

Those who have needed assistance with their dogs when it came to the courts have been seeing Attorney Cohen’s advice since 2008, but it’s only recently that Cohen founded a law firm dedicated to their legal needs for pet owners nationwide. The firm’s network includes other attorneys, trainers, veterinarians, behaviorists as well as investigators to overpower decision makers with facts and reason.


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