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About Marcy

Ms. LaHart is the owner, founder, and principal attorney for Marcy I. LaHart, PA, a legal practice dedicated to six general practice areas assistance animals, open government, dangerous dog cases, animal related torts, and pet custody.

Providing Safe and Zealous Defense for Your Bestie


  • University of Oregon School of Law, 1992


  • Bar Admission 1992


  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida


Broward County Advisory Board for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Disability Advocate of the Year

William K. Howell Legal Services Award

  • “In appreciation and recognition of your service to the Sierra Club and advocacy for Florida’s environment using the legal system to achieve environmental goals.”

Public Interest Committee of the Environmental and Land Use Section of the Florida Bar

  • Public Interest Advocate of the Year

Stand Up for Animals

  • Animal Hero

Marcy LaHart, a solo practitioner in Micanopy, Florida attended the University of Oregon School of Law, graduating in 1992 with certificates in Natural Resources Law and Ocean & Coastal Law.  After spending the first few years of her career practicing environmental and administrative law, she began taking on animal related cases in 2001. Ms. LaHart currently handles a variety of animal related litigation for both pet owners and animal welfare organizations, including pet custody matters, animal related torts, and dangerous dog cases. She also speaks frequently on the topic of assistance animals and brings cases under the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act.

Ms. LaHart has been named Disability Advocate of the Year by the Broward County Advisory Board for Individuals with Disabilities for her legal work ensuring people that rely upon assistance animals have equal access to housing and places of public accommodation. Ms. LaHart also represents citizens and non-profit organizations in obtaining public records and ensuring compliance with other open government laws. Her cases have involved many different species including an elephant, a rabbit, a ferret, a donkey, and several pigs in addition to dogs, cats and parrots.

Why Marcy Cares?

What goes through my mind when I see an animal depends on the circumstance – if the animal is happy and healthy, I feel joyful. If it is sick, I feel despondent. If it is abused, I feel rage. Marcy LaHart believes that animals should be loved and protected.

In my opinion what connects good animal lovers is that their circle of compassion extends to all species – not just the ones we are culturally programmed to think of as pets. From pigs to elephants, Marcy I. LaHart, PA believes that all animals could love and give love. Marcy uses the law to get the best resolution for you.

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