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Stradley Ronon Attorneys Discuss Key to Amicus Brief Success for Animal Cruelty Cases

November 08, 2021
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– Stradley Ronon Appellate Practice Group Chair Karl S. Myers and Associate Melissa Perry served as panelists at the virtual event, “How an Amicus Brief Can Bolster Your Animal Cruelty Case Appeal,” hosted by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Association of Prosecuting Attorneys on Nov. 8. Myers and Perry discussed their recent victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which ruled that comfort dogs may accompany vulnerable testifying witnesses in Pennsylvania courtrooms.

Myers is a leading Pennsylvania appellate lawyer who has personally argued and briefed numerous precedent-setting cases before the appellate courts of Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions. He maintains a particular focus on cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme, Commonwealth and Superior Courts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, including litigation involving state and federal constitutional challenges, Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law requests, government contracting and bid-protest disputes, insurance insolvency and regulatory matters, state administrative agency disputes, complex commercial actions, and many other types of civil cases. Myers has served as counsel of record in hundreds of cases before Pennsylvania’s appellate courts.

Perry is an accomplished Pennsylvania and California lawyer who concentrates her practice on civil litigation, representing corporate and institutional clients in a wide variety of matters, with a particular emphasis on employment and labor, complex commercial, class action, and appellate matters. She has worked on numerous high-profile cases concerning state and federal constitutional issues, public records laws, trade secret litigation, and many others. In 2017, the publication California Lawyer named Perry a California Lawyer of the Year for her successful representation of the State Bar of California in a writ of mandate matter.

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