Looking for a good Home Inspection Lawyer, in Virginia.
Fellow InterNACHI members,
I am asking for a referral to a lawyer representing Home Inspectors, in Virginia. Can you give any advice on retaining a good lawyer? Some of you already know that I am just now starting to make money, after 15 years of unforeseen circumstances. I want to follow in your foot-steps, and 1 day be as good as each of you. A goal of mine is to become a CMI, in the next few years.
In my area of Virginia, there is a real demand for Inspectors - Residential and Commercial. I know that I will have plenty of work as a [FONT=Verdana]Full Time Home Inspector. I am asking for any way of keeping me out of court. Arbitration services for the Home Inspector, Legal Services for the Home Inspector, Etc.[/FONT]
I use InterNACHI’s Inspection Agreements, Code of Ethics (InterNACHI), and follow InterNACHI’S Standards of Practice. I just learned from 1 of our courses to: use the past tense when writing my reports. I am obtaining a new E&O / GL Insurance policy to protect me even more. I also am restructuring my company from Inc. to LLC. New name, new Logo, etc.
I realize that some people will think that I am from the indian tribe: SO Sue ME. There will be those that will in fact take me to court and sue me. I read every day almost about hard working, honest inspectors, who are trying to make a decent living; being taken to court. My heart goes out to every Home Inspector, regardless of the organization that they belong too.
I am InterNACHI through and through. Regardless of ASHI, NAHI, and all of the others, when 1 of our inspectors gets taken to court, especially if we lose the case; it is a reflection on the entire Home Inspection Industry. Not on my watch. I am not going to let all of my years in this industry be laughed at. I believe if it’s possible to have home inspection in your DNA, then my DNA - is made up of it.
I would go to the end of the world and back for my wife and kids. They are my family, just like I consider each and every one of you. So … can a few of you please give me some advice on helping to protect one of your own? Can one of you point me in the right direction, with legal and arbitration services, for a Home Inspector in Virginia, please? Best of luck with your [FONT=Verdana]business.[/FONT]