Television, Radio and Periodicals

All of the links below are to shows, articles, and books featuring or written by Attorney Kenneth M. Phillips, the author of Dog Bite Law.

The Today Show, (profile, April 19, 2000, and January 24, 2002)


KSL NewsRadio (Salt Lake City, Utah, April 21, 2010)
CNN (CNN Newsroom, 3:15 PM, 6 mins, August 19, 2009)
KABC Los Angeles, “What’s Bugging You,” 2 mins (August 18, 2010)

CBC Radio One (On the Coast, July 2, 2009)
WYPR-FM (NPR, Baltimore, MD, “The Mark Steiner Show,” 60 mins, October 10, 2007)
Comcast Network, Art Fennell Reports (August 18, 2007)
KNX1070 AM Radio (CBS Radio, Los Angeles, CA, on Bob McCormick’s “Money 101” [Michael Vick prosecution], 60 mins, July 25, 2007)
KNX1070 AM Radio (CBS Radio, Los Angeles, CA, on Bob McCormick’s “Money 101” [dangerous dogs], 60 mins, April 26, 2007, 10 – 11 AM)
KiwiFM (New Zealand, “Wammo Speaks To US Dog Bite Attorney,” April 24, 2007)
MS NBC News (MS NBC Live, “Zero Tolerance: Dog Bites,” April 7, 2007, at 11 AM and a different segment at 1 PM)
KNX1070 AM Radio (CBS Radio, Los Angeles, CA, on Bob McCormick’s “Money 101” [pet food recall], 60 mins, March 30, 2007)
WGCL News (CBS TV, Atlanta, GA, April 7, 2006)
WXIA 11Alive News (NBC TV, Atlanta, GA, April 6, 2006, April 7, 2006)
CourtTV Morning (Sirius Satellite Radio, March 30, 2006)
Fox News Channel (“The Big Story With John Gibson,” December 28, 2005)
KLAV-AM, Las Vegas, NV (“Sit Means Sit Radio Show”, 60 minute interview, June 26, 2005)
XM Public Radio – XM 133 (“Animals Aloud,” 10 minute interview, June 18, 2005)
Fox News Channel (Dayside, September 9, 2004)
KLAV-AM, Las Vegas, NV (Sit Means Sit Radio Show, 60-minute interview, March 27, 2004)
WXET-FM, Arcola, IL (February 2, 2004)
KNBC-TV, Los Angeles (May 19, 2003)
Discovery Channel (“Dangerous Dogs,” November 2002)
NBC 4, Los Angeles (May 16, 2013)

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Voice of America (China and Far East, September 24, 2002)
NBC 4, Los Angeles (March 24, 2002)
The Gil Gross Show (KLAC AM, Los Angeles, March 1, 2002, March 21, 2002, June 18, 2002)
KCBS AM, San Francisco (March 22, 2002)
TVU-TV, Oakland (March 22, 2002)
KPBK 1530 AM Sacramento (March 22, 2002)
ABC National Radio (March 22, 2002)
The Ollie North Show (Radio America) (March 22, 2002)
KLIF Dallas (March 22, 2002)
Radio America (March 22, 2002)
KOMO AM, Seattle (March 22, 2002)
MS-NBC (March 21, 22, 2002)
Tavis Smiley Show, National Public Radio (March 21, 2002)
KGO Radio (San Francisco, March 21, 2002, June 18, 2002)
KCBS-TV (San Francisco, March 18, 2002)
Court TV (March 18, 2002 (4 appearances); July 15, 2002)
Morning News (KNBC Los Angeles, March 7, 2002, 3 mins)
CNN “The Point” (February 22, 2002, 10 mins)
CNN / Headline News (February 19, 2002, March 12, 18, 21, 22, 2002; June 17, 2002)
ABC 7 News (San Francisco, January 28, 2002)
KPIX TX (CBS-TV, San Francisco, January 24, 2002, March 21, 2002, June 18, 2002)
KTSA-AM Radio San Antonio (January 24, 2002, March 20, 2002)
The Sam Donaldson Show (January 24, 2002)
AP Radio Network (January 23, 2002)
Bloomberg Television (January 22, 2002, February 15, 2002, March 21, 2002)
Inside Edition (profile, January 10, 2002)
The Wayne Resnick Show (KFI AM 640, Los Angeles, August 4, 2001, 60 mins)
“Talk Back” (March 28, 2001, 60 mins)
Court TV (“Closing Arguments,” September 18, 2000)
Fox News Channel, (July 19, 2000)
The John and Ken Show, KABC Los Angeles, (July 12, 2000, 60 mins)
Pet Talk America, (5/7/00, 30 mins; 6/10/00, 60 mins; 12/30/00, 30 mins)

CBS News, Criminals Are Using Pitbulls As Weapons. (November 2016.)

ABC News, What’s Buggin’ You? (August 18, 2010): People bring their dogs to malls and restaurants, but is it fair and legal? Kenneth Phillips says it is neither.

NBC News, Manny Madrano (February 1, 2010): a primer on dog owner liability for dog bites and other canine-inflicted injuries, and how dog owners can reduce their exposure by insuring and properly caring for their dogs.

Comcast Network, Art Fennell Reports (August 18, 2007): The one bite rule, chaining dogs, and the importance of influencing how dog owners shape their dogs (as opposed to breed based laws).
Tennessee Legislature, Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing (February 27, 2007): Mr. Phillips testifies in favor of bills that would end the “one bite rule,” increase penalties for owners of dangerous dogs, and increase the penalty for attending an organized dog fight.
Fox News Channel, The Big Story With John Gibson (December 28, 2005): Mr. Phillips discusses websites that tell the location of dangerous dogs, and the ineffectiveness of breed specific legislation.

How long will it take?

Will it be worth it?

Should I report it to Animal Control?

Should I start my case now or wait?

How much will I get?

Who’s going to pay me?

Will the dog be put down?

Is my case going to destroy relationships?

Do we have to sue?

When a dog is injured or killed

How do I defend my non-vicious dog in “dog court”?

Attorney Biting Back, by Mike Masterson, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, February 4, 2023

Council Continues Due Diligence on Dog Ordinance

Grover Beach Mauling Case Proves California Needs Tougher Laws on Attack Dogs, San Luis Obispo Tribune, April 17, 2019

Must See! LA Dog Bite Attorney’s New Super Bowl Pit Bull Video, Phyllis M. Daugherty, City Watch (Los Angeles, California), February 11, 2019.

‘Do Not Adopt a Pit Bull’ Super Bowl Commercial Pays Off!, Phyllis M. Daugherty, City Watch (Los Angeles, California), February 12, 2018.

City Watch (Daugherty, Phyllis M., Is LA Animal Service’s GM Trying to Hide Pit Bull History to Hype Adoptions?, September 2017)

Mercury News, Tracy Seipel, “Tis the Season for Dog Bites” (November 24, 2016)

NJ.com, “Bad pooch: US insurers report rise in dog bite claims.” (May 15, 2014)

Bloomberg News, “Dog-Bite Claims Set Record as N.Y. Has Costliest Attacks.” (May 14, 2014)

Nancy Kerns (editor), “The Whole Dog Journal: Handbook of Dog and Puppy Care and Training.” (Book, p. 151.)

InsuranceQuotes,com, “Dog bites and home insurance: What liability insurance will cover,” (September 2013)

InsuranceQuotes.com, “Despite home insurance coverage, many dog bites go unreported and uncompensated,” (February 2012)

Dogtime.com, “The fight over a dog bite” (March 31, 2011)
Ventura County Reporter, Joan Trossman Bien, “Nature vs. Nurture: Can You Ever Really Trust a Pit Bull?” (August 20, 2009)

Tulsa World, “Dog Bites Can Be Prevented” (p. A-2, July 6, 2009)

South Bend Tribune, South Bend, Indiana (Alicia Gallegos, “All bark or forced bite? Debate rages between pit bull genetics vs. ownership,” December 2, 2008)

MSN Money (Liz Pulliam Weston, “Your dog’s bite could bankrupt you,” September 9, 2008)

Business Wire (“InsureMe Takes a Look at Pit Bulls and Homeowner’s Insurance,” April 21, 2008)

The News Courier, Athens, AL (Karen Middleton, “Councilman seeks stricter ordinance on dangerous dogs,” March 13, 2008)

Newsday (Erik German, “Dogs May Lose Right To Bite,” February 19, 2008)

Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA (Paul Larocco, “Dog-as-deadly-weapon charge unusual but not unheard of,” February 14, 2008)

Pat Miller, “Positive Perspectives 2: Know Your Dog, Train Your Dog.” (Book, p. 247.)

The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX (“Death in Denton County kennel leads to a call for new laws,” December 5, 2007)

The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, PA (Editorial, “Taking bite out of dog attacks,” September 26, 2007)

Tucson Citizen (Emily Hu, “Bad to the bone?” August 28, 2007)

Garden Center Magazine (Sarah Martinez, “Are Garden Centers Going To The Dogs?” August 2007, p. 10)

Atlanta Magazine (Doug Monroe, “Unleashed,” July 2007, p. 58)

The Recorder (Millie Lapidario, “Dog Maul Case Just Keeps Going,” June 1, 2007) (also published throughout the USA)

Los Angeles Times (Lianne Hart, “If dog bites man, Texas might bite pet owner back,” March 31, 2007)

Bloomberg (Tony Cox, ” Texas Lawmakers Try to Shed Unwanted Title: Dog-Bite Capital,” March 30, 2007) (published throughout USA)

Los Angeles Times (Molly Selvin and Abigail Goldman, “A dog’s life: What’s it worth?”, March 30, 2007) (also published in Seattle Times as “Pet-food contamination cases could lead to legal changes”; Contra Costa Times as “Pet status as property may shift after recall,” March 31, 2007)

The Recorder (Millie Lapidario, “Dog-Mauling Case Hits the California High Court,” March 5, 2007)

Memphis Commercial Appeal (Lucas L. Johnson II, AP, “Senate panel passes four dog-related bills,” February 28, 2007). This Associate Press article also appeared in other publications and online.

Lawyers.com (Sarah Rupp, “Liability of Dog Owners,”)

Palm Beach Post (Janis Fontaine, “Protect Your Family Against Dog Bites,” May 11, 2006)

Law Crossing (Regan Morris, profile, May 2006)

Fordham Law Review (Safia Gray Hussain, “Attacking the Dog-bite Epidemic: Why Breed-Specific Legislation Won’t Solve the Dangerous-dog Dilemma,” 74 Fordham L. Rev. 2847 (April 2006), citing Mr. Phillips 24 times)

Los Angeles Times (Barbara Thornburg, “Shop ‘Til They Flop,” March 19, 2006)

North Weld Herald (“Nationally Known Attorney Kenneth Phillips Provides Dog Bite Statistics, “Bruce J. Bormann, “The Poisoned Pen,” March 16, 2006, p. 2)
San Diego Union Tribune (Jenifer Godwin, “These days our pampered pooches just can’t lose since their rank in the human ‘pack’ has never been higher,” March 12, 2006)

Chicago Tribune (Carolyn Starks and Brendan McCarthy, “Internet sites collar bad dogs,” December 27, 2005)

Insurance Journal (“Virginia Considers Tougher Dog Owner Liability Law After Widow’s Mauling,” December 21, 2005)

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Kristen Gelineau, “Mauling death sets off review of dog laws,” December 18, 2005)

Trial (ATLA Journal) (author, “Establish Liability For Dog Attacks,” September 2005, p. 74)

Sentinel and Enterprise (“Owners Defend Dangerous Dogs,” July 25, 2005)

SF Chronicle (“Regulations pursued in wake of mauling,” June 6, 2005)

Celebrating Greyhounds – The Magazine (author, “Dog Bite Law: Issues for Adoption Groups,” Spring 2005)

Humane Society of the United States (“Insurance Companies Unfairly Target Specific Dog Breeds,” January 2005)

Los Angeles Times (November 5, 2004, “Animal control officers kept on a leash?”)

New York Magazine, Rebecca Skloot, “When Pets Attack” (October 11, 2004)

Molossi Magazine (Italy, Oct-Nov 2004, “Il Robin Hood dei cani pericolosi”)

The Philadelphia Inquirer (September 5, 2004)

Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, “The Case Against Dog Breed Discrimination by Homeowners’ Insurance Companies” (cited), Vol. 11, No. 1., 2004

New Jersey Law Journal (Charles Toutant, “Putting a Leash on Dog-Bite Claims Carriers seek to limit homeowner coverage for fierce canine breeds,” July 25, 2003)

Amarillo Globe-News, Neither rain nor sleet can stop mail, but vicious dogs can.

Ferrets 2003 Annual (“Legal Issues in Layman’s Terms”)

CourtTV.com profile (October 2002)
Good Housekeeping (October 2002)

Realty Times (Broderick Perkins, Insurers Put The Bite On Dog Attacks, March 27, 2002)

USA Today (March 22, 2002)

Press Enterprise, San Bernardino/Riverside (March 22, 2002)

The Contra Costa Times (March 22, 2002, June 18, 2002)

The Los Angeles Times (March 22, 2002)

San Diego Union Tribune (March 22, 2002)

Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 21, 2002)

The Oakland Tribune (March 21, 2002)

The San Francisco Chronicle (March 4, 2002, March 22, 2002)

The Contra Costa Times (January 31, 2002)

The Washington Post (January 24, 2002)

Chicago Tribune (January 22, 2002)

The San Jose Mercury News (January, 2002, March 22, 2002)

The Miami Herald (August 3, 2001)

The Los Angeles Times (profile, July 20, 2001, March 9, 2002)

The Chicago Tribune (March 6, 2001)

Time Magazine (February 12, 2001, March 21, 2002)

California Lawyer (profile, December 2000)

Lawyers Weekly USA (profile, October 2, 2000)

Missouri Pets Magazine (August 2000)

The Washington Times (profile, July 18, 2000)

People Magazine (profile — July 17, 2000, January 24, 2002 and March 21, 2002)

The National Enquirer TV show (July 2000, twice)

Dog Sports Magazine (February 2000)

The Recorder (legal newspaper) (profile, December 27, 1999)