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Gainesville, Fla., lawyer Fred Kray recipient of the ABA’s Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award

November 08, 2019

Gainesville, Fla., lawyer Fred Kray recipient of the ABA's Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award

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WASHINGTON, July 26, 2016 - The American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section will honor Gainesville, Fla., attorney Fred M. Kray with its Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award. The award recognizes exceptional work by a member or leader of an international, national, regional, state or local bar association's animal law committee and who, through commitment and leadership, has advanced the humane treatment of animals.

The award will be presented to Kray during the TIPS Animal Law Reception on Friday, Aug. 5, at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The event will be held at 3 p.m. at the Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square.

'Fred Kray has dedicated nearly four decades to justice and fairness. He has litigated many precedent-setting animal law cases, impacting the lives of thousands of animals for the better.' said G. Glennon Troublefield, chair of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section.

Kray is an AV-rated former board certified civil trial attorney with 38 years of experience in all areas of civil litigation in both the state and federal courts in Florida, including appeals. His animal law experience includes dangerous dog claims, pet store litigation involving puppy mill sales, Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Pet Lemon law claims, replevin actions for companion animals and veterinary malpractice.

He recently co-authored with Adam Karp, Esq. Defending Against Dangerous Dog Classifications, 128 Am. Jur. Proof of Facts 3d 291 (2012). Kray also has successfully litigated and overturned breed discriminatory ordinances in Federal Court pursuant to §1983 in both Moses Lake, Wash., and New Llano, La.

Kray is author of the website www.pitbulletinlegalnews.com. Click here for a photo of Kray.

The ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section unites plaintiff, defense, insurance and corporate counsel to advance the civil justice system. TIPS is a national source of expertise in tort, trial and insurance practice and brings lawyers together to share information and speak out on issues of importance. The section has over 20,000 members and more than 30 general committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in areas across the broad spectrum of civil law and practice. For more information about the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section visit the TIPS website, www.americanbar.org/tips.

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