Good Bike Lawyers

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 26

Got a question from a reader in search of a good bike lawyer, I know of at least one. Jason & Fischer the “bike attorneys” are quality representation if you have a bike related legal need, anyone else know of any others?

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  1. By ChrisS on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Bob Mionske wrote the book – literally – on bicycle law.

    Erik Ryberg is not local at all, but is well known out west.

    I would contact them both, and ask for recommendations for a Massachusetts attorney.

  2. By Todd Van Hoosear on Feb 27, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t know if he’s any good, but I loved this guy’s business card:

  3. By Mark Costello on Feb 27, 2013 | Reply

    Here is another lawyer, a friend has recommended him:

  4. By yikesbikes on Feb 27, 2013 | Reply

    +1 for Josh Zisson and Bike Safe Boston. He is exclusively a bike lawyer and knows his stuff.

  5. By Ruggles on Feb 27, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah, Zisson is also a poster-child for victim-blaming. He *loves* being interviewed by the pres (BostonInno is particularly fond of sucking his…) and telling us all how the problem is that we don’t have lights, don’t wear our helmets, run red lights, etc. Zisson imagines a nirvana fallacy where every single cyclist will follow the law, and THEN we’ll get the respect we deserve!

    Specializing in bike laws is like being a doctor and specializing in injuries of the middle finger.

    And for god sakes, someone please tell him that painting his bike with retroreflective paint is not new or exciting, and to stop attentionwhoring over it. Velocity has offered such an option on their rims for years.

  6. By Greg on Feb 27, 2013 | Reply

    The retroreflective paint on Velocity rims is made by the same company…

  7. By Erich on Feb 27, 2013 | Reply

    I’ll throw in a +1 for Josh Zisson as well. Dude knows his stuff and knows it well.

    Ruggles up there seems to be conflating common sense, Josh’s self-promotion and victim-blaming up there, which is a pretty big stretch. Helmets are a personal choice and every adult is welcome to wear, or not wear, one at their discretion. However, having lights (in some MA cities) and stopping for red lights, are indeed mandatory and safe things for riders to do, regardless of the resultant attitudes of motorists. There is nothing to be gained by being a light-free bike ninja who runs red lights for reasons clear only to yourself. I get that Ruggles has an axe to grind with Josh, and that’s something they’re entitled to, but I hope they can offer up a better reason than an ad hominem and a few shots at some well-entrenched notions of common sense if they want to be taken seriously.

  8. By Jesse on Feb 28, 2013 | Reply

    Another +1 for Josh. My own biking habits were definitely more risky before reading some of his blog posts on why bikers need to follow road signals, too. Bike/Motor hash-outs often revolve around who’s doing what, but people seldom talk about the “why” of it, which is something Josh has addressed.

    Everyone one the road has needs. Often, both bikers and motorists think that theirs are the most important needs. I feel like Josh considers everyone’s needs and tries to figure out the best way for both to co-exist peacefully.

    He also brings cannolis to the Hub Bicycle Co. on Fridays, and was able to recover their domain name when it was hijacked by another bike place. More +1s.

  9. By terry on Feb 28, 2013 | Reply

    Chris, Thanks for pointing out

    “Bob Mionske wrote the book – literally – on bicycle law.”

    What a great website, the links it brought me to today were exactly what I needed to be reading.

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