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Scott Fine “Joey’s Legacy Dedicated to Justice for Pets” on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton, Esq. Podcast #107

December 19, 2019

Scott Fine "Joey's Legacy Dedicated to Justice for Pets" on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton, Esq. Podcast #107

Joey's Legacy is dedicated to justice for pets. A nonprofit based in Florida, Joey's Legacy was created by Scott Fine. In this episode, Scott Fine shares his dedication to ferreting out malpractice among veterinarians. The organization has grown to over 1000 members and was built in honor of Scott's late Dachshund, Joey.

More About Joey's Legacy

Joey's Legacy is a Florida 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is advocacy for our pet companions. They are building a nationwide network of animal law attorneys and veterinary experts that will change the way America deals with veterinary malpractice. Shown above, Joey's Legacy donates bulletproof ballistic vests to police dogs in Florida.

More About Debra Hamilton, Esq.

Debra spent 30 years as a practicing litigator, but she is now a full-time mediator and conflict coach for people in disputes over animals. Go here for more: https://hamiltonlawandmediation.com/ e-mail: Info@HamiltonLawandMediation.com phone: 914.552.5021 Debra works both nationwide and internationally. She has far-reaching experience in resolving interpersonal conflicts involving animals, and she is also well-known in the world of purebred dogs as a top breeder and exhibitor of Irish setters and long-haired dachshunds. Debra speaks widely on the topic of how mediation techniques can help people address conflicts without litigation. She has presented at veterinary schools, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, the Living With Animals conference, state bar association Animal Law Committee meetings, and animal interest group meetings. Debra also writes a blog for Hamilton Law and Mediation and is a past contributor to the Solo Practice University blog and the Canine Chronicle. She has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, and the New York Times, just to name a few. As the principal at Hamilton Law and Mediation, PLLC—the nation’s first solo mediation practice dedicated to helping people resolve conflicts over animals—Debra uses alternative dispute resolution to help address disagreements over the family pet during divorce, neighbors’ arguments over a barking dog, and confrontations between clients and veterinarians and other professionals who work with animals. HLM also looks forward to helping animal rights and welfare advocates see the benefit of having a conversation about the best interests of all parties—especially the animals—to resolve animal-related disputes. Debra is admitted to practice law in all New York State courts. She is certified as a mediator and collaborative professional and has worked with various court-based mediation programs in New York City (Queens-Community Mediation Service) and in Westchester and Rockland Counties in New York (Westchester and Rockland Mediation Centers).    

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