Dog Bite Lawsuit Forms




A complete set of plaintiff-oriented litigation forms for dog bite cases — pleadings, interrogatories, deposition questions and much more. Used throughout the United States. Cheaper than typing them! Only $119.95 without Tips and Tricks for Dog Bite Lawyers, or $169.95 with it!

Also see Kenneth M. Phillips’ “tips and tricks” seminar for plaintiffs’ lawyers only. When you buy Dog Bite Lawsuit Forms you can add Tips and Tricks for Dog Bite Lawyers for only $50 more – a savings of $69.95 off the regular price!

A Complaint with multiple causes of action against the dog owners, causes of action against their landlord, a bystander cause of action, and a punitive damages allegation. Thorough written discovery: 92 interrogatories and 57 categories of documents that the defense must produce, plus alternate short sets of 25 interrogatories. Deposition outlines for the dog owners, a child witness, an accident witness, a damages witness and a “person most qualified” (which is how you have to depose witnesses like veterinarians and animal control officers if you do not know which ones were involved in your client’s case). And much, much more — now, this is how you beat the opposition!

The Dog Bite Lawsuit Forms will save you hours of legal research and typing. The deposition outlines, for example, will cut 90% off your preparation time. Most important, they will ensure a winning, comprehensive approach to your dog bite case!

Here are some comments by attorneys who are using the forms: “A masterful job of drafting.” “Immensely valuable.” “Your deposition outline enabled me to prepare in just one hour.” “When the case was over, the defense attorney said I really knew what I was doing — but this was my first dog bite case!”

Also, you will receive two important chapters from Dog Bite Law, the upcoming book by Mr. Phillips. Remedies in Dog Bite Cases lays out the causes of action available to dog bite victims. This is the unabridged version of the article published in ATLA Trial Magazine under the name, Put Some Teeth In Your Dog Bite Claim. You will learn about a whole range of dog-bite-related torts, like infliction of emotional distress and failing to provide evidence of rabies vaccinations.

And, you will get Taking the Dog Owner’s Deposition, which will help you construct a focused, hard-hitting oral examination of the defendant dog owner and any harborer or keeper of the dog.

Add it up: with these chapters and the litigation forms themselves, your cases will speed forward with confidence and power!

The forms include all of the following:


  • Negligence
  • Strict Liability Based on Common Law
  • Strict Liability Based on Dog Bite Statute
  • Negligence Per Se Based on Violation of Leash Law
  • Landlord Liability
  • Infliction of Emotional Distress on Bystander


  • Description of the attacking dog
  • Health of dog
  • Prior biting history of dog
  • Complaints by animal control and other third parties
  • Muzzling and segregation of dog
  • Dog fighting and guard dog training
  • Signage at dogs residence
  • Identification of breeder, trainer, veterinarian, and a dozen other third parties who may have information about dog
  • Insurance coverage
  • Surveillance, witnesses, statements
  • Relevant documents
  • Joint tortfeasors
  • Failure to admit in response to Request for Admissions
  • Facts, witnesses and documents relied on in Answer to Complaint

… and much more

Demand for Inspection of Documents

  • Animal control department investigations, citations, orders, and dog court proceedings
  • Evidence of dog ownership
  • Health records of the attacking dog
  • Records of other bites and dangerous propensities
  • The training of the dog
  • Insurance and coverage disputes
  • Documents that establish the basis for denying any Request for Admission
  • Documents that establish the basis for an affirmative defense
  • Photographs of the attacking dog

… and much more

Request for Admissions

  • Ownership of the attacking dog
  • No warning to the victim
  • No provocation by the victim
  • No negligence on the part of the victim
  • No assumption of risk
  • No exceptions to liability
  • Victim had permission to pet or play with dog
  • The dog previously bit another person and that dog owner knew it
  • The dog bit the victim

… and much more

Deposition Outlines –
Owner, Fact Witness, Child Witness, Damages Witness, “Person Most Qualified.”

  • Experience with dogs
  • Breed of dog
  • Prior owner of the attacking dog
  • Why this dog was selected
  • What the witness knew about the breed
  • Establishing ownership and joint ownership
  • Training of dog
  • Veterinarian and others who know dog
  • Knowledge that the breed is unsafe
  • Health history of the dog
  • Manner of keeping the dog, abuse of dog
  • Fences, gates, signs, warnings
  • Viciousness of the dog
  • Complaints from neighbors about dog
  • Treatment of dog on the date of the attack
  • What the witness did on the date of the attack
  • Temperament of attacking dog
  • Socialization of dog
  • Behavior of dog immediately prior to attack
  • Prior experience of victim with the attacking dog
  • Behavior of the victim on the date of the attack
  • Warnings and assumption of risk
  • How the attack began, what happened during it
  • What the deponent did during and after attack
  • What the witnesses did during and after attack
  • Respondeat superior
  • Statements of the parties
  • The dog after the attack
  • Preventative measures before and after the attack
  • Animal control investigation, quarantine, orders
    … and much more

Demand for Inspection of Premises

A demand for inspection of the location of the accident, the signs and warnings posted there, and the path where the victim walked before being mauled.

Combined Discovery Document

A single discovery document that combines the Request for Admissions, Demand for Production of Documents, and 25 Interrogatories. This method of discovery is permitted in some states; we have put it all together for you.

Expert Witness Disclosure

A thorough description of the opinions of several essential expert witnesses retained by the plaintiff, in a dog bite case involving a minor. Includes not only the opinions but also what they will be based upon. There is an RTF copy-and-paste template as well as a WordPerfect merge file, so these documents case be used in any word processor, including Word and WP users.

List of Possible Witnesses

Twenty-six categories of people who have information about the attacking dog.

Get It Now and Start Using It Today

When you buy the form set you will be emailed a download link. This is a set of files that you use on your computer. You can start using them immediately. Nothing is shipped to you.