Washington Dog Laws Every Pet Owner Should Know

This past September, Montreal’s city council passed controversial legislation to ban new ownership of pit bull and pit bull-type dogs, along with placing heavy restrictions on current pit bull owners. The legislation required all current pit bull owners to undergo a criminal background check, muzzle their dogs when outdoors, and obtain a special $150 permit. What… Read More

Making Moves, Growing Up and Out

Change can be unnerving – whether it’s in your personal life, in professional career or in the world around you. We’ve recently made major changes at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. It started with a rebranding last year and evolved into an office relocation this summer. With a new name, brand, and physical address, EPIC has… Read More

Justice for Fido: What to do if you Suspect Veterinary Malpractice

Under Washington State law, animals are considered personal property. However, for many pet owners, myself included, this designation is unfathomable: My pets are my family. My clients feel the same. The grief and pain of losing a pet or seeing one injured often is similar to grief experienced losing a human loved one. I’ve seen my… Read More

Emotional Support Animals in residential rental properties

I regularly get calls from both tenants and landlords asking what rights they have regarding service animals and emotional support animals. Under Washington law, “service animal” means an animal that is trained for the purposes of assisting or accommodating a disabled person’s sensory, mental, or physical disability. An “emotional support animal” (ESA) is a companion animal… Read More

On grit and getting back up again

I was out trail running with Bijoux yesterday and I got to thinking about grit. Actually I got to thinking about grit before the run, steeling myself mentally to get out there and go. This has not been an easy year. Frankly, neither was 2015. And neither was 2014. But I keep going because that’s… Read More

Keeping Your Dog Safe from the Heat this Summer

Can you believe it’s already May?! 2016 is flying by before my eyes and it’s nice to take a moment to sit down and write out some thoughts that have been jumbling around in my head. Every time summer rolls around, the warm and beautiful Pacific Northwest weather reinvigorates my energy. I’m looking forward to… Read More