Dog Bites

We Are Experienced in Handling Dog Bite and Other Animal Attack Cases

Don't delay, even if you are not sure you need a lawyer, call us today for piece of mind.

Incredibly, over 18,000 dog bite claims were filed with insurers last year alone. The average payout for claims settled by insurers was over $30,000. Even though dog bite and animal attack claims are all-too common, it doesn’t mean they aren’t complex cases to handle. Dog bite cases require a specific knowledge and expertise on the part of the attorney representing these claims, especially if they go to trial. If you have been a victim of a dog bite or animal attack in Northeast Florida, you should know that the team of top-notch, highly skilled attorneys at Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux, P.A. has all the needed experience and expertise to handle your case.  

We Have Experience with a Wide Range of Personal Injury Claims

We have successfully handled claims for all types of personal injuries, including:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall / Trip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Dog Bites / Animal Attacks
  • Inadequate Security
  • Trucking Accidents

Countless residents of Northeast Florida know us to be the go-to personal jury attorneys, highly regarded and ready to fight for our clients’ best interests from day one.

We Understand All the Complexities of Dog Bites and other Animal Attack Cases

Dog bite and animal attack payouts can be substantial, which is why big insurance companies have a team of high-powered attorneys dedicated to fighting these claims every step of the way. Their goal is to stall, delay, and dismiss your claim. With our decades of experience in personal injury cases and our vast resources, we know how to fight the big insurers’ tactics. Maybe that’s why we have countless satisfied clients who recommend us so highly.

Let Us Get Started on Your Behalf Today

The vast majority of personal injury cases, including dog bite and animal attacks, are settled before going to trial. So, time is of the essence! Call or email us to set up a consultation as soon as you can. One of our skilled attorneys will familiarize themselves with the specifics of your case, start to formulate a legal strategy for you, and walk you through all the steps that lie ahead.  You will know that you are in great hands from the moment you walk through the door.

Why not let us help you as we have helped so many others in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Green Cove Springs, Ponte Vedra, Duval County, St. Johns County, Clay County, Nassau County, Flagler County and all over Northeast Florida?

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Criminal Defense

Founded on the steadfast belief in doing what's right for our clients, Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux is a Criminal Defense firm serving Duval County and the surrounding areas. We've built and staked our reputations on getting the best possible outcome for our clients. Every case is important, no matter how big or small. Our senior trial attorneys pride themselves on knowing the law and using it your advantage. We are experienced in handling case as simple as traffic tickets and as complex as homicide.

Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an accident due to another’s carelessness, you may be able to recover your damages. However, time is of the essence. If you wait to long you may be barred form making a claim. Our personal injury attorneys have years of knowledge representing clients who have been injured and can help you learn more about personal injury and whether or not you are eligible for recovery.

Family Law

We approach family law and divorce in a straightforward manner. We strive to find peaceful solutions while protecting your rights. We strive to minimize discord and strive to help everyone prioritize the children’s interests. Our experienced family lawyers understand the need to protect your assets, your business and your ability to earn income and provide for your family.

Estate Planning

Although end-of-life planning can be a difficult subject, it is important for you to deal with these issues so you and your family can be protected in case something unexpected happens. Let our experienced attorneys guide you through these difficult decisions and give you peace of mind.


If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI, we realize this can be an embarrassing and traumatic experience. Our experienced DUI attorneys know how to fight DUI charges by contesting field sobriety test, breath test or blood draws. Our DUI Attorneys who have the trial experience necessary to expose the weaknesses in the state’s case.

Traffic Tickets & Misdemeanors

Most of us have had to deal with the authorities regarding a traffic ticket or infraction. Traffic tickets can be an expensive frustration of both your time and financial resources. However, most people are not aware that they have options after being ticketed. Don't take the points!

Immigration & Deportation

At FMNA, we are prepared to guide you through the complicated immigration process of filing a family petition. We can also guide you through the naturalization process so you can become a citizen of the United States and reap all the benefits that citizenship offers. If you or your loved one is not a United States citizen, it is extremely important that you consult with an immigration attorney if you have been arrested or are involved in a criminal investigation.

Federal Court

Not all attorneys choose to represent clients in federal court. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience in federal court to handle your federal case. Bruce Culbert is a veteran federal trial attorney serving Clay County, Duval County and Nassau County. Attorneys Gonzalo Andux and Ann Finnell are also veteran trial attorney who practice in the Middle District. Additionally, attorneys Vanessa Newtson and Bruce Culbert are active members of the Criminal Justice Act Panel.

Civil Rights Cases

If you’ve had your civil rights violated by the government, you need a strong and experienced law firm to defend you and uphold the Constitution. Whether you’ve been hurt by a local municipality, a state actor or the United States government, our attorneys have the experience, expertise and resources necessary to defend your rights, hold the government accountable and ensure you are compensated for your damages.