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Richard Bruce Rosenthal, Esq
120-82 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens NY 11415
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  • 35 Years Of Experience
  • Admitted New York State & Federal
  • Flexible Appointment Availability
  • National Authority On Animal And Dangerous Dog Law
  • Founder Of The Lexus Project-Legal Defense For Dogs
  • Member Of Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Member Of Pilots And Paws
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Available 24/7 for Arrests or Emergencies Only


Animal Law And Dangerous Dog Defense

Every day dogs are seized and pet owners are forced to defend themselves, their pets and their assets when their dogs are accused of being dangerous or biting and causing injury. Most pet owners do not know that they should not simply turn their dogs over to animal control and the next step should be to talk to an attorney with knowledge and experience in defending these cases.

Call Richard Rosenthal, Esq. Today, We'll Give You Our Most Vigorous Defense.

Here's what we focus on

  • Pet custody and ownership disputes
  • Animal ordinance laws, nuisance laws
  • Defending suits for Dog bites & attacks
  • Dangerous dog proceedings
  • Contract drafting, analysis and review
  • Breach of contract
  • Bailments, liens and seizures
  • Property claims
  • Orders for protection, harassment
  • Veterinary malpractice, wrongful death
  • Buy and sell agreements
  •  Contract enforcement

We're a nationally recognized Pet Law firm, dedicated to the protection of animals & their legal rights.


 Animals are routinely deprived of their homes, their liberty and even their lives. Yet, they are not guaranteed a lawyer to speak on their behalf. Since 2010 Richard Rosenthal, the founder and General Counsel for The Lexus Project – Legal Defense for Dogs, has provided that voice in New York and throughout the United States.

Richard Rosenthal is committed to representing the interest of these “at risk” pets, companion animals and shelter animals, the proverbial 'underdogs'. Richard Rosenthal works within the legal system and educates others to work within the legal system in new and innovative ways to send society the message that animals are not just property to be disposed of but are sentient beings with inherent rights.

Fundamental among those rights is the right to counsel for every animal that faces loss of life or significant loss of liberty. Richard Rosenthal created and developed Pet Trust standing and has successfully used this to save animals from execution in 27 States.

There is a growing awareness of the rights of animals and a burgeoning recognition of animal law as a discipline. Richard Rosenthal is unique, however, in his willingness to provide representation for the multitude of seemingly mundane matters which those who share their lives with animals will routinely confront. While incrementally advancing the cause of animal rights with each such case, the impact for the individual animal involved is monumental. For the dog on death row, the cat whose guardian is facing eviction or the exotic bird who is provided for by a trust after his owner dies, Richard Rosenthal’s intervention often makes the difference between life and death.

Pet Owners:

Get the Legal Help You Need & Deserve

If your pet was recently involved in an incident or charged with being dangerous, take the time to discuss your rights with an understanding lawyer like Richard Rosenthal. I will:

  • Evaluate your case
  • Explain your rights and the options available to you
  • Negotiate on your behalf
  • Fight to save your pet

Contact me today to set up a consultation and learn more about your rights and obtain the aggressive representation you need.


Most effective Service ever

Anthony W. 7/25/2014

This guy works with great passion. If he takes on a case. He is like a “bulldog…” He means business and is knowledgeable and professional. Bless you Mr. Rosenthal for all you do. Anthony Wheeler

Love your work with the Lexus…

Lisa L. 7/25/201

I have been and am still a strong supporter of your work with The Lexus Project. I am proud to have met and gotten to know you on Facebook, and continue to admire all that you accomplish for the animals in need. It is such a relief to have someone who not only has compassion for animals, but also has the skills necessary to actually be of some productive success in truly being a Voice for those who Cannot Speak for Themselves. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!!! ps- I am a daily contributor through Goodsearch.com and have been doing so for the past year and a half. Every little bit adds up and everyone can do just a little bit more. 😉