Elizabeth Frayer is a Partner at Thompson Hine, LLP in the Commercial and Public Finance practice. She has been a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee since 2010. Elizabeth’s interest in law and animal welfare stems from her volunteer work with city shelters and several rescue organizations. She has spoken to a variety of groups on the link between animal abuse and family abuse including detectives, police, domestic violence shelters and students. She received her BA from Cornell University and her JD from Fordham University School of Law. She lives in New York City with her two rescue cats.
Michael J. Devereaux is recognized as a Preeminent Attorney in America since 1998 and continues to be so recognized. He has enjoyed the highest skill rating by the most honored, most consulted, oldest and the number one attorney rating service in the world. He received his BA from Hofstra University and his Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was a finalist in the prestigious Rev. Tinnelly Best Oralist Moot Court Competition. He is a past President of the Brooklyn-Manhattan Trial Lawyers Association, sworn-in by The Honorable Jenny Rivera, one of the newest Judges on New York State’s highest court, the Court of Appeals. Mr. Devereaux litigates professional malpractice, corporate and commercial law although he has also successfully litigated and tried cases involving criminal law, trusts and estates, etc., and, significantly, pet law. Of all the cases litigated over the last three decades, one of Mr. Devereaux’s most memorable cases, involves successfully obtaining a TRO and permanent injunction enjoining the massive deer cull planned to occur in 2014, by the Town of East Hampton. His website is www.devlegal.com on which there are links to the legal papers filed in obtaining the injunction enjoining the deer kill and to this program and many other great and interesting cases, including pet law cases. His law firm is The Devereaux Law Group located in Manhattan, New York.