Archive for January, 2014

Can a Pit Bull Once Used For Dog Fighting Ever Be Truly Rehabilitated?

Posted on: January 27th, 2014       Attorney Thomas Newell

A January 17, 2014 pit bull attack in Pittsburgh, PA brought to the spotlight a serious question – what can be safely done with pit bulls rescued from a dog fighting ring?  As reported by KDKA TV, a 4 year-old pit bull escaped thru the front door of his new owner’s home as the man was retrieving his mail.


The unleashed pit bull attacked a pit bull of a couple who were following the PA Dog Law. Their dog was on a leash.  Unfortunately, it sustained some facial injuries.  The police had to taser the unleashed pit bull.  Its unapologetic owner stated:  “This dog couldn’t be more friendlier, affectionate & loyal.”

If you or a loved one have been bitten by an unleashed dog, please call Attorney Thomas J. Newell @ 800-980-4842.  Set up your free home consultation today.  Read about Attorney Newell’s dog attack case settlements at:

Attorney Newell Hired by Harrisburg Pit Bull Mauling Victim

Posted on: January 15th, 2014       Attorney Thomas Newell

On January 1, 2014, Attorney Thomas J. Newell provided a free home consultation to a Harrisburg, PA family whose 9 year-old son was bitten in the face by a neighbor’s pit bull.  The pit bull, “Nitro”, jumped over the fence installed by the plaintiffs on the property line.  The boy was treated at Pinnacle Health Hospital for the dog bite to his nose.


The parents of the Harrisburg pit bull attack victim described for Attorney Newell the lengthy history of Nitro, the pit bull, acting aggressively to area residents and/or running loose off its owner’s property.  Attorney Newell also spoke with a neighbor whose Weimaraner was pursued and attacked by the unleashed pit bull in April of 2012.

The PA Dog Law requires all dog owners to properly confine their dogs and to have them under control at all times.  If you have been attacked by a dog in Pennsylvania, call Thomas J. Newell at 1-800-980-4842.  Attorney Newell provides a free home consultation anywhere in PA.  More information re: his 32 years of experience can be found at  Find him on Twitter @

PA Dog Bite Attorney’s Complaint Served Upon Dog Owner

Posted on: January 7th, 2014       Attorney Thomas Newell

On 12/24/13, a 27 page Complaint filed by your PA dog bite attorney was served upon a Dauphin County dog owner.  The legal pleading was filed by Attorney Thomas J. Newell on 12/20/13.  It alleged that his client was attacked on 11/21/12 by the defendant’s 3 boxers while delivering a package on behalf of Federal Express.

Dauphin_County_CourthouseAttorney Newell’s document described 3 separate attacks alleged to have been committed by the unrestrained boxers.  Therefore, the Complaint set forth 3 separate bases for a recovery of punitive damages versus the Dauphin County dog owner.

Attorney Newell has represented Pennsylvania dog attack victims in 19 different Counties.  Put his 32 years of experience to work for you.  Call 1-800-980-4842 for a free home consultation. Visit Attorney Newell’s website:   Follow him on Twitter @