other professionals
Practices

Professional Liability

Miscellaneous/Other Professionals (MPL)

Forsberg & Umlauf defends a wide range of professionals facing “malpractice” claims, including real estate brokers, home inspectors, mortgage brokers, property managers and real estate appraisers.

  • Negligence and Malpractice Claims
  • Claims of Breach of Professional Rules, Codes or Ethics
  • Claims of Consumer Protection Act Violations,
  • Fraud and Misrepresentation
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties

Representative Matters

Representation of a real estate appraiser in a professional negligence and Washington Consumer Protection suit involving the foreclosure of a plaintiff’s home. The plaintiff alleged the residential appraisal conducted by the client was overstated. We obtained summary judgment dismissal of the claims based on judicial estoppel and inapplicability of Consumer Protection Act.  We also prevailed in the appeal at Washington Court of Appeals before briefing or oral argument, with no settlement.

Representation of a real estate broker in professional negligence action involving purported misrepresentation in listing and showing of residential property. Obtained summary judgment dismissal of claim in the trial court and dismissal of a later appeal before briefing or oral argument.

Representation of a home inspector in professional negligence action. Filed multiple motions for partial summary judgment arising out of the plaintiff's execution of a written inspection agreement, resulting in nominal settlement and dismissal of the claim. 

Representation of a Colorado real estate appraiser in a professional negligence action. Obtained summary judgment dismissal based on lack of jurisdiction.