1 ANIMAL LAW 101 & ADDING ANIMAL LAW TO YOUR PRACTICE Animal Law Section Program Yolanda Eisenstein Eisenstein Law Office 1999 McKinney Avenue, Suite 2006 Dallas, Texas (214) Donald Feare Law Offices of Donald D. Feare PC 721 W Division Street Arlington, Texas (817) Randall Turner Turner & McKenzie, PC 1800 Norwood, Suite 100 Hurst, Texas (817) Thursday, June 10, :00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
2 Yolanda Eisenstein Yolanda Eisenstein is an attorney with an animal law practice in Dallas, Texas. She represents clients in animal-related matters including dangerous dogs, deceptive trade practices, contract disputes, and estate planning for pets. She is an adjunct professor in animal law at SMU Dedman School of Law. She is chair of the State Bar of Texas Animal Law Section and co-chair of the international law subcommittee of the ABA TIPS Animal Law Committee. She is currently writing a book, Careers in Animal Law, to be published by the ABA Law Practice Management Section. Eisenstein graduated with honors from SMU Dedman School of Law. She is licensed to practice in Texas and New Mexico.
3 Don Feare Don Feare practices civil litigation and criminal defense in Arlington, Texas. He regularly handles a large volume of animal law cases, which are diverse in nature and include: an action against a gun club to prevent the sport shooting of pigeons; an in-depth review of the fatal shooting of Jabari, the lowland gorilla at the Dallas Zoo; and a variety of seizure and dog bite related cases. Most recently he was one of the attorneys involved in the largest animal seizure in history in Arlington, Texas. Feare is a photographer and field contributor to Nature Photographer magazine, and writes about animal law and waterfowl behavior and diseases. He lives on the sanctuary he established in the late 1980 s known as the Wildflight Rescue Foundation. Feare is also an Adjunct Professor at Texas Wesleyan School of Law teaching Animal Law.
4 Randy Turner Randy Turner has been practicing law for almost 30 years and is a partner in Turner and McKenzie in Fort Worth, Texas. He is board certified in personal injury law and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization; and a certified civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Turner regularly represents rescue groups, humane societies, and animal rights activists in civil and criminal cases and is a frequent lecturer on animal law. He has worked as a volunteer in orangutan conservation in Borneo, elephant conservation in Kenya, and black rhino conservation in Zimbabwe.
5 LAW OFFICE OF DONALD D. FEARE, P.C. ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW 721 W. Division Street Tel: (Metro) (817) Arlington, Texas Facsimile: (817) USEFUL STATUTES & CASES IN ANIMAL LAW The following statutes and cases are offered for use in many animal law cases and although not exhaustive, provide a starting point for the practitioner not acquainted with the practice of animal law. ANIMAL CRUELTY: STATUTES: Ch. 821 Texas Health & Safety Code & Texas Penal Code Dog fighting Texas Penal Code THEFT OF ANIMAL: Texas Penal Code ASSISTANCE ANIMAL: Texas Penal Code DANGEROUS DOG : Ch. 822 Texas Health & Safety Code DOG BITE FELONY: Ch. 822, Texas Health & Safety Code LOCAL REGULATION OF DANGEROUS DOGS: Ch Texas Health & Safety Code LEASH LAW-RESTRAINT: Ch. 821 Texas Health & Safety Code DANGEROUS WILD ANIMAL: Ch. 822, Sub. Ch. E Texas Health & Safety Code
6 PET TRUST: Ch. 112, Texas Property Code ANIMAL SHELTER REGULATION: Ch. 823 Texas Health & Safety Code LIVESTOCK AT LARGE: Ch. 143 Texas Agriculture Code EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITIES & LIABILITIES: Ch. 87 Texas Practice & Remedies Code SUIT AGAINST VET (DTPA-Prohibited): Texas Occupations Code CASES SUIT AGAINST VETS: Downing v. Gully, 915 S.W.2d 181 (Tex. App. Fort Worth 1996) Zeid v. Pearce, 953 S.W (Tex. App. El Paso 1997) TRUE RULE OF DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF DOG: Heiligmann v. Rose, 16 S.W. 931 (Tex.1891) DOGS AS PROPERTY: PETCO Animal Supplies v. Schuster, 144 S.W.3d 554 (Tex. App. Austin 2004) Bueckner v. Hamel, 886 S.W.2d 368 (Tex. App. Houston [1st Dist.] 1994 reh overruled) Arrington v. Arrington, 613 S.W.2d 565 (Tex. App.- Fort Worth 1981 no writ) DOG ATTACK CASES: Searcy v. Brown, 607 S.W.2d 937 (Tex. App. Houston [1st Dist.] 1980) DOG ATTACK CASES CONT. Rodriguez v. Haddock, 2003WL Tex. App. - Fort Worth Thompson v. Curtis, 127 S.W.3d 446 (Tex. App. Dallas, 2004) Jones v. Gill, 2005WL Tex. App. Fort Worth
7 LIABILITY FOR ANIMAL ATTACK: Marshall v. Ranne, 511 S.W.2d 255 (Tex.1974) Dunnings v. Castro, 881 S.W.2d 559 (Tex. App. Houston [1st Dist.] 1994) DAMAGE TO PROPERTY & PEOPLE-LIVESTOCK: Haralson v. Suzuki, 300 S.W. 190 (Tex. App. Texarkana 1927) Gibs v. Jackson, 990 S.W.2d 745 (Tex.1999) Monreal v. Hildebrand, 2002WL Tex. App. San Antonio Goode v. Bauer, 109 S.W.3d 788 (Tex. App. Corpus Christi 2003) Ramey v. Richardson, 397 S.W.2d 288 (Tex. App. Amarillo 1965) LOCAL REGULATION OF ANIMALS: City of Richardson v. Responsible Dog Owners of Texas, 794 S.W.2d 17 (Tex.1990) APPEAL DANGEROUS DOG & CRUELTY SEIZURE CASES: In re Loban, 243 S.W.3d 827 (Tex. App. Fort Worth 2008) Granger v. Folk, 931 S.W.2d 390 (Tex. App. Beaumont 1996) INJURY BY ANIMAL AMUSEMENT PARK: Lewis v. Great Southwest Corp., 473 S.W.2 228, (Tex. App. Fort Worth 1971) DUTY OF DOG OWNER DURING ATTACK: Bushnell v. Mott, 254 S.W.2d 451 (Tex.2008) RIGHT TO KILL DOG ATTACKING ANIMALS: Volosen v. State, 2007WL Tex. Fort Worth Nov. 9, 2007 Volosen v. State, 2007WL Tex. Fort Worth August 16, 2007 Volosen v. State, 227 S.W.3d 77 (Tex. Crim. App 2007) ANIMAL FEREA NATUREA: Wiley v. Baker, 597 S.W.2d 3 (Tex. App. Tyler 1980) Nicholson v. Smith, 986 S.W.2d 54 (Tex. App. San Antonio 1999)
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