WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE
Welcome to the official website of Horses & The Law Publishing. We produce and sell high-quality books on Equine Law written by Julie I. Fershtman, Attorney at Law. We also sell Julie's co-authored book, published by the American Bar Association, entitled "Litigating Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers."
About the Author
Julie I. Fershtman, a Shareholder with the law firm Foster Swift Collins & Smith (www.fosterswift.com) is among the nation's best-known and most experienced Equine Law practitioners. For more complete biographical information, please visit www.fershtmanlaw.com and www.equinelaw.net.
Crossing virtually all equine breeds and disciplines, her law practice serves a national clientele of stables, professionals, associations, veterinarians, businesses, show management, insurers, trainers, "celebrity clinicians," and individual horse owners.
She is a Fellow (one of only 14 nationwide) and officer of the American College of Equine Attorneys.
She has taken equine law cases to trial in 4 states and has achieved numerous victories. In 2004, alone, she won jury trials in three states (Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan), two appeals, and a major Federal Court insurance coverage case. In addition, she has helped clients avoid legal disputes by drafting a wide variety of equine industry contracts, including waivers/releases, purchase or sales contracts, boarding contracts, training contracts, leases, and numerous other contracts.
A lawyer since 1986, she is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 (Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law) and is rated “AV” [highest rating] by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. She has also been named a "Super Lawyer®" from 2008-2012. In 2010, Michigan Lawyers Weekly named her a "Leader in the Law." She is a graduate of Emory College and Emory Law School.
Ms. Fershtman has received many distinctions for her service. CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) honored her with its "Partner in Safety" Award. The American Riding Instructors Association presented her with an “Outstanding Achievement” Award. She also received an “Associate Award” from the United Professional Horsemen's Association. She received the Michigan Horse Council’s “Catalyst Award.”
With speaking engagements in 28 states, Ms. Fershtman is the nation's most sought-after speaker on Equine Law. She has spoken at Equine Affaire (Ohio, Massachusetts and California), Equitana USA, National Conference on Equine Law, Midwest Horse Fair, US Dressage Federation Convention, U.S. Pony Clubs Convention, American Horse Council Convention, American Paint Horse Association Convention, Hoosier Horse Fair, Michigan Horse Council Expo, and American Youth Horse Council Convention. In addition, her articles have appeared in over 400 publications and web sites.
Contact the Author
Please visit her websites, www.fershtmanlaw.com, www.fosterswift.com, and www.equinelaw.net.
NEW BLOG: www.equinelawblog.com
Julie I. Fershtman, Esq.
FOSTER SWIFT COLLINS & SMITH, PC
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