He once went to meet a new client who was looking for a defense lawyer in a dog biting case and the dog client bit him on the hand.
But he didn’t have to disclose it because of attorney-client privilege. (a little dog lawyer humor)
Cohen became a full-time dog lawyer last spring after years as a corporate lawyer. His clients have included dogs who are accused of biting (self defense?), one who was accused of killing goats (circumstantial evidence, it may have been coyotes), and one parakeet who had been mishandled by a bird veterinarian. Source
When you think about it, there would be a lot of potential business for a dog lawyer. Most dogs who face euthanasia by authorities, even dogs whose only crime is resembling a banned breed, are convicted without counsel. The lawyer might take the case pro bone. (sorry)
Custody cases. Two types come to mind. First, the dissolution of a relationship when both parties want to keep the dog. And second, the Finders Keepers situation when someone finds someone else’s dog and doesn’t want to give it back.
Wrongful death. Judges are slowly beginning to realize that a dog is more than a toaster or lawnmower, property with little intrinsic value, and are awarding realistic judgments when a dog has been purposely killed or injured.
Malpractice. Includes any case against a pet professional health or service provider.
And then there is the lawyer dog meme with the adorable Corgi in his big boy suit and tie, pontificating dogmatically about all things legal.