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Get “The Dog Bite Lawyer’s Arsenal”

The Dog Bite Lawyer’s Arsenal is a powerful collection of dog bite lawsuit resources for victims’ attorneys, including pleadings, discovery templates, and much more.

Check Out Special Services for Attorneys

Mr. Phillips provides special services for attorneys. In addition to his Dog Bite Lawsuit Forms and other legal forms and templates (see below), you can watch a video of his Tips & Tricks for Dog Bite Lawyers. You also can consult with him by phone for help with evaluating a case, mapping out pleadings and motions, creating discovery plans, devising settlement strategies, recommending the best experts, and learning the best strategies and tactics for your particular case. And there’s more, so go right away to Special Services for Attorneys!

The Dog Bite Laws of Every State

Attorney Kenneth M. Phillips represents dog bite victims all over the USA, and has written an in-depth legal brief for every state:

Legal Forms and Templates

Dog Bite Lawsuit Forms (pleadings, discovery, deposition questions, good in all states)
Undemurable Complaint with Points and Authorities (California)
Demand Letter and Brief (all states)
Tips and Tricks for Dog Bite Lawyers (plaintiff-oriented, all states)
Residential Lease Dog Clause (all states)
Contracts, Releases, etc. (all states; this links to the Dog Bite Store)

Practical Aspects of a Dog Bite Case

Deposition of the dog owner
Discovery in dog bite cases
Dog bite victims need an attorney for “dog court”
Finding the insurance that will cover a dog attack
Interviewing the dog bite victim
Investigating the attacking dog
Legal forms you can download now
Personality and behavioral characteristics of owners of vicious breeds of dog
Photography in dog bite cases
Standards of care for dog bite lawyers
Structured settlements in dog bite cases
The use of experts in dog bite cases
Tips and tricks for victims’ attorneys
ips and Tricks for Dog Bite Lawyers

Legal Issues in Dog Bite Law

A primer on dangerous dog laws
Adoption organization liability for dog bites
Assumption of the risk by a “Good Samaritan”
Bankruptcy and dog bites
Animal control liability for dog bites
Beware of the statute of limitations
Bodily and emotional injuries in dog bite cases
Breed specific laws
Causes of action in dog bite cases
Criminal penalties for dog bites
Cruelty toward dogs
Dog parks and liability for dog attacks
Electronic pet containment and liability for dog bites
Evidence in dog bite cases
Governmental liability for dog attacks
Homeowner association liability for dog bites
Humane society liability for dog bites
Insurance for the dog owner
Landlord liability for dog bites
Legal right to use service animals
Legal rights of bystanders and family members
Legal rights of dog bite victims in the USA
Legal rights of rescuers who incur dog bites
Liability for non-bite injuries
Medical malpractice and dog bite injuries
Model dog bite laws
Ownership of a dog
Plain English overview of dog bite law
Police dogs
Protection dogs
Statute of limitations
The “one bite rule”
The monetary value of a dog
Vicious dogs
What is a “bite”?
Why dogs bite people

Legal Research Links

Legal research for lawyers has links to treatises, legal articles, codes, and a variety of key legal research materials that are essential for dog bite cases.

Research articles about dog bites has links to non-legal studies, articles, and books about canine behavior relevant to dog attacks.

Search All of Dog Bite Law

Haven’t found what you need? Use the special search box at the top of this page and enter your key words. On the results page, skip the usual paid entries and explore the links to the pages of This website is over 1,100 pages deep and has been called the “encyclopedia of dog bite law” so there’s a very good chance you will soon have what you’re looking for!