Animal Law Section

The Animal Law Section focuses on promoting the study and understanding of laws, regulations and court decisions dealing with legal issues involving animals.

Attorney at Law
1603 Hickory Club Dr.
Antioch, TN 37013
Mercy For Animals
7935 Buffalo Rd.
Nashville, TN 37221
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

6th Circuit COA Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Clarksville, Montgomery Co. Agencies

Animal Control and law enforcement officers in Montgomery County and Clarksville scored a big victory in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals after the court upheld the dismissal of an animal cruelty lawsuit against municipal agencies, The Leaf Chronicle reports. Cindy Leeann King sued Montgomery County, a Clarksville police officer, a local animal control officer and the city’s animal care and control director after dogs in her care were confiscated over allegations of severe neglect, resulting in 10 animal cruelty charges against King. The animal cruelty charges were ultimately dismissed, with King then filing a suit maintaining an illegal search and seizure and violations of due process. The court affirmed the ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee that officers were justified in the search, animal control acted properly, and King had not exhausted all avenues of due process under Tennessee law.

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January TBA BarBuzz Podcast Now Streaming

This month's episode of the TBA BarBuzz podcast is now available. BarBuzz is a monthly show from the TBA Podcast Network that recaps legal happenings from across Tennessee, upcoming events at the bar, attorney shout outs and more. Other shows in the network include Sidebar, a podcast featuring human interest stories from Tennessee attorneys, HealthyBar, which focuses on attorney well being, and TBA YLD Presents: War Stories. All shows are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn and the TBA's website. Simply search the show's title or "Tennessee Bar Association" wherever you listen to podcasts.

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