Negotiated Return Of Client’s Dog

Client lost his dog, which was picked up by the dog warden.  The law required he claim the dog within 3 days of being picked up by dog warden.  Client discovered the dog warden had the dog, on the 4th day.  Client contacted the dog warden immediately.  Client was told he was too late, and the dog was adopted out already.

Client filed suit against dog warden and others (client represented himself).  Long legal story short, client found himself in a losing battle and needing to file his case in the Ohio Supreme Court.  Client came to me for assistance.  After assessing the utter craziness that this case was, I suggested we just negotiate to get the dog back before the case had to be filed in the Ohio Supreme Court (which was going to be VERY expensive).

Client paid a small amount to cover one of the party’s he sued legal expenses, and client’s dog was returned.