New Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer

Bitten By a Dog? It’s All We Do.

We handle cases everywhere in New Jersey

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More Six Figure Dog Bite Recoveries Than Any Lawyer in New Jersey

Why we are the smart choice for your dog bite case:

Serving Clients Across New Jersey

We handle cases everywhere in New Jersey, so where you live shouldn’t be a matter of concern. We have four conveniently located offices in southern, central, and northern New Jersey and make extensive use of Zoom technology. We have litigated dog bite cases in every county of the State.

Dog Bites, It's All We Do.

We are the only law firm in New Jersey to completely limit it’s practice to dog bite cases. Unlike larger firms, dog bites are not simply one of a dozen practice areas for us. We handle these cases exclusively 24/7.


We treat every client as an individual with dignity and respect. Read our testimonials. They attest to the strong bonds we form with our clients.

Over 40 years of experience

Dave Cowhey has over 40 years of experience and has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Civil Trial Attorneys – an honor bestowed on less than 3% of New Jersey lawyers.

We Get Results

We have more six figure dog bite recoveries than any lawyer or law firm in New Jersey. We know the value of dog bite cases. We know the insurance companies and they know us.

Always Accessible

When you initially call, you speak with an attorney, not an intake person or receptionist like at a bigger firm. Our attorney, Dave Cowhey, gives his cell phone number to every client for easy communication.

Atlantic City New Jersey

We’ll do the work, you focus on healing

You’ve been through enough. Let us take over from here. As soon as you hire us we begin
by notifying the dog owner of our representation. They provide our information to their
insurance company.

We provide them with the information they need to open their file. Every case is diaried for
6 months to do a settlement demand. During that time we gather important documents like the police report, medical records, medical lien info and updated photos. Many of our cases settle between 6-9 months. If your case does not settle, we are uniquely qualified to litigate it to conclusion if necessary.

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Tell us about your case

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We’ll work for you

We do everything necessary to prepare your case for settlement or trial.

New Jersey Dog Bite Case Experience
Collect the compensation

The vast majority of our cases settle between 6-9 months after we do a settlement demand.

My New Jersey Dog Bite Case Experience

Your New Jersey dog bite attorney should be your unflinching legal advocate.
We’ve supported clients across the community with the following bite cases:

New Jersey Dog Bite Case Experience
Child dog bites

When a dog bites a child, it can impact all members of your family. Myself and my team can help you gain compensation for your loss of work and time spent caring for your child after a traumatic dog bite event.

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Dog attacks at work

If you’re a USPS worker in Jersey City or an Uber driver in Patterson and become the victim of a dog attack, I will fight your case. I will pursue all parties responsible and help support you in seeking compensation.

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Dog attacks in the home

If you have been the victim of a dog attack in the dog owner’s home, the owner could be liable for your injuries. Myself and my staff will negotiate tirelessly with the New Jersey insurance companies so you don’t have to take an active role in pursuing your claim directly.

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Dog attacks on rented property

Under New Jersey law, the owner is not the only party who can be held responsible for a dog attack. We pursue landlords in cases where victims are bitten by a dog known to the landlord and other tenants.

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Meet The Attorney

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David J. Cowhey, the New Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the Cardinal Dougherty High School, where he was a four-year member of the two-time City Championship soccer team. He graduated as class valedictorian and scholar-athlete.

He attended Haverford College, where he was a four-year starter on the varsity soccer team and earned all-league honors and a place on two NCAA Tournament teams. He graduated with departmental honors in history. In 1982, he graduated with honors from Rutgers School of Law and went to work for a large Philadelphia law firm.

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May 12, 2024
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2024 has already seen its fair share of tragic dog attacks on young children in New Jersey. If your family is currently experiencing the pain and confusion of a recent...

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March 6, 2024
How to Recover Compensation for Dog Bite Scarring 

Recent data from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma found reconstructive surgeries associated with dog bites were one of the top five most common reconstructive procedures performed by plastic surgeons....

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Areas We Serve

Atlantic City

You should consider engaging the services of a lawyer to help you follow up on your compensation. If you have been bitten by a dog in Atlantic City, The New Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer is your best option.

Jersey City

Dog owners can be held liable for injuries caused by their dogs. An experienced Jersey City dog bite lawyer will identify the parties you can hold accountable for your injuries and damages.

Toms River

When a child is attacked by dogs, he/she will require extensive mental health resources beyond their initial treatment. Our Dog Bite Lawyers in Toms River have experience supporting families with access to pediatric medical.


Dog Bite Lawyers in Trenton, NJ, can help put you in touch with the state’s leading cosmetic surgeons and use his litigation experience to ensure the dog’s owner has liability and pays the costs.


An experienced Newark, NJ dog bite lawyer will represent you throughout the process. They will fight to ensure you recover just compensation for your injuries.

Egg Harbor Township

Dog owners can be held responsible for injuries. To ensure you receive fair compensation, you should seek and represent an experienced Egg Harbor Township, NJ dog bite lawyer.


An experienced Hackensack, NJ dog bite lawyer can help you cope with the aftermath of your situation. They will help you pursue compensation through a dog bite lawsuit.

Cherry Hill

If you have been the victim of a dog attack, you can depend on a Cherry Hill, NJ dog bite lawyer from our law firm to defend your rights.

Mount Laurel

You must seek financial compensation for your injuries and damages. Our NJ dog bite lawyers in Mount Laurel can help you fight for a proper settlement.


It is essential to seek financial compensation after a dog bite. An experienced Neptune, NJ dog bite lawyer can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries.