Animal Law

Defending Companions, Upholding Rights:
Your Dedicated Animal Law Advocates

Welcome to Lyda Law Firm, where compassion meets legal expertise in the realm of Animal Law. We understand the unique bond between humans and animals and the importance of protecting the rights and well-being of our non-human companions. With Attorney Jessica Schultz leading the charge in Tennessee, our firm offers legal services tailored to the intricacies of pet trusts, veterinary malpractice, and dangerous dog cases.

Pet Trusts:
Ensuring the Future of Your Furry Family Members

When it comes to pet trusts, it’s about more than planning for the future—it’s about securing peace of mind that your pets will receive the love and care they deserve, even when you can no longer provide it yourself. We help pet owners establish comprehensive pet trusts, ensuring that your beloved animal companions are cared for according to your precise wishes.

Our pet trust services include:

  • Detailed care instructions for pet trustees
  • Funding strategies to ensure the long-term financial security of your pets
  • Selection and vetting of potential caretakers or organizations
  • Legal advice on the establishment and enforcement of trusts

We believe that your pets are family, and planning for their future should reflect that.

Veterinary Malpractice:
Advocating for Your Pets’ Health and Justice

Veterinary malpractice can be a pet owner's worst nightmare, leading to pain, suffering, and sometimes the tragic loss of a cherished pet. Our firm stands with you to seek justice and compensation for negligence or malpractice by veterinary professionals. With an in-depth understanding of veterinary standards of care, we are equipped to handle cases involving misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication mistakes, and inadequate follow-up care.

Our commitment includes:

  • Thorough investigation of veterinary practices and procedures
  • Expert testimony to establish the standard of care and breaches thereof
  • Compassionate representation in settlement negotiations and trial proceedings
  • Legal support for both economic and non-economic damages

We are here to amplify your voice and fight for the rights of your pets.

Dangerous Dog Cases:
Balancing Safety, Responsibility, and Rehabilitation

Dangerous dog cases require a nuanced approach that respects public safety, recognizes the responsibilities of pet ownership, and advocates for fair assessments and outcomes. Whether defending a dog accused of being a threat or advocating for the rights of victims, we strive for resolutions that prioritize rehabilitation over punishment when appropriate.

Our services in dangerous dog cases include:

  • Defense representation for dog owners in court and hearings
  • Support for victims seeking justice and restitution
  • Legal guidance on local, state, and federal dangerous dog laws
  • Advocacy for fair evaluations and the exploration of alternative resolutions

Every case is treated with the individual attention it deserves, seeking a balance between community safety and the well-being of the animals involved.

Our Approach to Animal Law

At Lyda Law Firm, our approach to animal law is guided by empathy, ethics, and extensive legal knowledge. We recognize the evolving legal landscape surrounding animals and are committed to staying at the forefront of legislation and advocacy.

  • Knowledgeable: Attorney Jessica Schultz brings a wealth of knowledge in Animal Law, backed by the resources and support of Lyda Law Firm.
  • Compassionate: We approach every case with the understanding that animals are more than property—they are beloved members of the family.
  • Resolute: Our firm stands firm in the pursuit of justice for animals and their owners, no matter the complexity of the case.

Your Trustworthy Partners in Animal Law

Navigating the complexities of Animal Law can be challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone. Trust Lyda Law Firm to be your steadfast ally in protecting the rights and welfare of animals. With services spanning pet trusts, veterinary malpractice, and dangerous dog cases, we offer comprehensive legal support tailored to the needs of pet owners and animal advocates.

Take the Next Step

If you’re ready to discuss your Animal Law needs or have questions about our services, contact us today. We’re here to provide the legal care and protection your animal companions deserve.

Get Started

Ready to chat? Send us a message, and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

Basic Contact Form
In-person meetings by appointment only.

If you have legal insurance, please call 844.844.LYDA (844.844.5932)



5335 W. 48th Ave.
Ste. 501
Denver, CO 80212




Los Angeles:
10880 Wilshire Blvd.
Ste. 1101
Los Angeles, CA 90024

San Diego:
501 W. Broadway
Ste. 800
San Diego, CA 92101

Santa Clarita:
28338 Constellation Road
Ste. 900
Santa Clarita, CA 91355




Fort Lauderdale / Plantation:
950 South Pine Island Road
Suite #150
Plantation, FL 33324

4700 Millenia Blvd.
Suite 500
Orlando, FL 32839



Boise area:
3597 East Monarch Sky Lane
Suite 240
Meridian, ID 83646



Kansas City:
7280 NW 87th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64153

Serving rest of Missouri remotely



40 Burton Hills Blvd.
Ste. 200
Nashville, TN 37215



411 W Monroe St #6
Austin, TX 78704

2833 Crockett St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Permian Basin & Monahans:
201 E. 4th St.
Monahans, TX 79756



Seattle area:
22722 29th Drive SE
Ste. 100
Bothell, WA 98021

Also serving clients remotely in:









The information provided on this website is not legal advice. Visitors to this website should not act upon information contained in this website without obtaining professional advice. Neither viewing this website nor sending an email or other communication to Lyda Law Firm PC, Lyda LLC, or any other affiliates (collectively, "Lyda Group") creates an attorney-client relationship between you and the firm. Unless the firm has agreed to represent you, any communication from you to the firm by email or otherwise may not be treated as confidential or privileged. This site and its contents may be construed as attorney advertising. Any testimonials or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
© 2014-2024 Lyda LLC
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram