Appraiser and Administrative Law

The Knowledgeable Guidance You Need from ‘Maryland’s Appraiser Attorney’

Protect Your Professional License

At the Law Office of Jack R. Sturgill we specialize in Appraiser Defense and Administrative Law, both of which help hard-working and wrongly-accused appraisers and other professionals keep their credentials.

Appraiser Defense

Being a Maryland real estate appraiser is not an easy role. Sellers want one valuation, buyers are looking for another, and third parties such as banks, appraisal management companies, and mortgage companies want to impose their own agendas. In such an environment, problems can and do—arise, resulting in reviews, investigation, and administrative hearings.

Appraisers in Maryland commonly face accusations such as the following:

  • Violations of USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) standards and ethics
  • Failure to provide contracted services
  • Appraisal and mortgage fraud
  • Inaccurate or grossly negligent valuations
  • Falsified information on an appraisal

The Law Office of Jack R. Sturgill has been defending appraisers before the Maryland Commission of Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies, and Home Inspectors since 1999. We have the knowledge, experience, and skills to develop your best defense: Jack has co-taught USPAP classes through the Maryland Association of Appraisers and thoroughly understands the laws affecting appraisers through both FIRREA and Maryland code and regulations.

Administrative Law

The day you successfully passed your licensing exams and obtained your professional license was one of the best days of your life. Unfortunately, you have just received a letter from the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) notifying you that a complaint has been filed against you. If you are found in violation of the Practice Act, it can ruin your professional reputation and career.

If your professional license is at risk of being revoked or suspended, contact Jack’s Law immediately. We understand the urgency of your situation and will work with you to promptly address the accusations and resolve the issue.

Jack Sturgill and his team advocate for you by working closely with experts to properly evaluate any claims against the myriad of federal and state laws and regulations. With this understanding of the industry and law behind us, we negotiate with the assistant attorney general or proceed to a hearing before the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) or the agency to give you the best possible chance of successfully resolving the complaint against you.

If your professional license (and career) are in jeopardy, please contact us today. We will work tirelessly to restore your professional standing and protect your future livelihood.