The Center for Animal Advocacy was created for the purpose of providing legal resources to pets and their owners. The field of animal law is expanding - every day, pets and their owners are experiencing legal issues and concerns. From pet custody to pet lemon laws, landlord disputes, pet trusts, dangerous dog issues, veterinary malpractice...the list is growing.

As pet owners and animal lovers, the resources listed below are dedicated to providing quality legal services to meet the growing need for legal representation in this ever changing field.

Pet Trusts and Pet Mediation
Peggy R. Hoyt, J.D., M.B.A., B.C.S. 
The Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan
254 Plaza Drive
Oviedo, Florida  32765
(board certified specialist in wills, trusts and estates and elder law)
Peggy is also a Florida Supreme Court certified mediator and now provides Pet Mediation - allowing for the peaceful resolution of disputes surrounding your pet. This most commonly will include custody disputes as a result of relationship dissolution, dog bite issues, landlord and tenant controversies. Peggy is the author of All My Children Wear Fur Coats - How to Leave a Legacy for Your Pet.  Available in soft cover and Kindle versions.

Softcover                Kindle

Peggy serves on the Heritage Club Board for the SPCA of Central Florida and supports numerous animal related charities.  Kim actively serves the animal community through the Florida Bar Animal Law Committee and other animal related charities.  Casey Taylor is also a true advocate for pets - she is active with The Center for Great Apes, Animal Legal Defense Fund and other pet protection organizations. 

Pet Law Litigation
Marcy LaHart, Esq.
4804 SW 45th Street
Gainesville, FL  32608

March LaHart, Esq. practices in animal law and public interest environmental law.  In the animal law portion of her practice she represents pet owners that have legal issues relating to their companion animals, including defending allegedly dangerous dogs, pet custody disputes, veterinary malpractice, service animals and emotional support animals.  She also advises rescue groups and other animal welfare organizations.  As an environmental lawyer Ms. LaHart represents private citizens and grass roots environmental organizations in matters relating to wetlands and water use permitting.  

Timothy C. Martin, Esq.
Martin Law Office, P.A.
10200 Gandy Blvd. N. #1014
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Tel: (813) 260-1413(813) 260-1413
Fax: (888) 250-6501
I will consider all cases involving animals except representing individuals against an animal (i.e., dog bites). I am interested in doing animal law related representation related to replevin, pet trusts, veterinary malpractice, emotional support and service animal reasonable accommodation