Kline & Specter is uniquely qualified in equine law, and well situated to handle a wide range of liability and other litigation, including negligence and personal injury cases.
The law firm, based in Philadelphia, has more than 50 attorneys, five of whom are also doctors. Its equine law practice is headed by Amy Guth, herself an accomplished horsewoman, who has investigated many equine catastrophic injury and death cases.
The attorneys at Kline & Specter represent people injured and killed in equine accidents in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and throughout the US.
Equine law involves myriad considerations, including major lawsuits that can arise from severe riding injuries. Kline & Specter won a $ 7.8 million verdict in a case in which a jockey was killed while exercising a race horse at a Philadelphia racetrack, where conditions were unsafe and emergency personnel was lacking onsite. (See Calderon case)
Other legal issues involved in equine law include liability releases and prevention, ownership syndicates and partnerships, import-export matters and contract disputes over purchases, leases, breading, boarding and training of horses.
In equine legal matters, it is important to have an attorney experienced and skilled in all facets of the industry. Guth, who has competed nationally since her youth, has been intimately involved in all aspects of equine management, from the sale and purchase of horses and farms to the supervision of facilities. She is experienced in addressing the risks and possible injuries associated with horse riding.
As a partner at Kline & Specter, one of the nation’s leading personal injury law firms, Guth is also involved in cases involving people who have suffered severe injuries or death due to medical malpractice, auto accidents and product and premises liability. She has worked on some of the firm’s most recognized cases, among them a fatal missed cancer diagnosis case that was featured on ABC’s Nightline. (See Amy Guth’s bio) personally today.