Thompson Gould Page

Thompson Gould Page

Law Offices of Thompson Gould Page, LLC
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Connecticut, New York
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Summary

Pets are more than just possessions to most animal owners, but rather, are family and often best friends. Most people never think about needing a lawyer to save their pet, but when they do, they find very few attorneys who have real experience in animal issues. This is because very few lawyers devote their lives to saving animals, and few focus their law practice litigating on an animal’s behalf. When owners are faced with eviction because of their dog or cat, have their dog seized and facing a kill order from animal control, are criminally charged for feeding stray animals, or their ex has taken their pet and is not allowing them to spend time with her, searching for an attorney who handles these situations is daunting. I have litigated animal cases in several New England states and advise attorneys, animal rescues and others throughout the country. My partner and I have litigated dangerous dog proceedings in twenty-seven states and are at the forefront of shaping companion animal law. While often incremental, we set crucial precedent in these states in our quest to advance animal rights, while foremost representing our clients and their animals. As General Counsel of the Center for Animal Litigation, I represent the interests of the animals themselves, and educate lawyers on litigating these matters in local, state and federal courts. We have saved hundreds of companion animals, often by challenging government actions and woefully outdated laws concerning the treatment and rights of animals and their owners. Through our litigation efforts, we seek to develop new laws and doctrines to provide pets with their own unique status within and beyond the well-settled doctrines of property law. Our work also includes litigating contractual disputes in pet adoptions, replevin actions to return animals to their rightful owners, pet custody disputes, veterinarian and other animal malpractice, and pet trust formation and litigation.

Education
Albany Law School
J.D. (1992)
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University of Hartford
B.A. (1981) | Economics
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Professional Experience
General Counsel
The Center for Animal Litigation
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Prinicpal
Law Offices of Thompson Gould Page, LLC
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Apostle of Fundamental Fairness: NY Court of Appeals Judge Stewart F. Hancock Jr.'s State Constitutional Decision-Making
Touro Law Review
Professional Associations
Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association
Member
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New York State Bar # 2551885
Member
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Connecticut Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Animal Law Committee, member
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Hartford County Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Hartford County Bar Foundation, member
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State Bar of Connecticut # 407748
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
ID Number: 407748
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New York
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US District Court District of Connecticut
ID Number: ct11665
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US District Court Eastern District of New York
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US District Court Southern District of New York
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Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We have flexible fee arrangements, including flat fee, contingency and hourly agreements.
Practice Area
  • Animal & Dog Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Thompson Gould Page, LLC
1 Linden Place
Suite 108
Hartford, CT 06106
USA
Telephone: (860) 895-6644
Cell: (860) 983-7655
Fax: (860) 895-6672