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Appraiser Defense.com Ted Whitmer, MAI CCIM Attorney
Background About Ted Whitmer Services – Legal: Defend Appraisers – Consulting: Assist Attorneys – Review: Act as Expert Witness
The Complaint Process Who Complains? – Dodd Frank – Others – TDI, home owner, attorney, etc. – Board Initiated – Experience, other complaint, testimony in court case, etc.
The Complaint Process Steps – Complaint – Answer – Dismissal or Informal Conference – Agreed Order, Dismissal or SOAH
The Complaint Process Common Mistakes in an Answer – Failing to Respond – Too little information – Too much information – Misunderstanding Record Keeping
Do You Need Representation? Greater than 50% of cases are dismissed Many cases are lost on the answer I will use a lawyer if there is a complaint file on me
What I Offer Three Levels of Service through Informal conference – A Do-it-yourself kit to answer a complaint – Above + will look over the answer – Legal Representation: All of the above + will represent you through either dismissal, Agreed Order, or Informal Conference.
What I Offer The fourth level of representation is not listed in the previous three – I will represent you in a State Office of Administrative Hearing case (SOAH) if there is no settlement.
What Do You Need to Do Now? First: Contact an attorney Second: Contact your insurance company Third: Get an extension or timely answer the complaint
Videos Included in Services Answering a complaint Overview of the Process Overview of Laws & Regulations Workfile: What is it? Preparing for an Informal Conference Better Practices 1: Avoiding Trouble Better Practices 2: Avoiding Trouble Agreed Order: Ramifications Being a Better Witness Overview of SOAH Discovery in SOAH Mediation in SOAH
Contact Information Ted Whitmer 2508 Merrimac Ct College Station, TX Phone: