Home Inspection


Home Inspectors are licensed professionals. They increasingly are becoming litigation targets for disgruntled home buyers unhappy with their purchases. The Professional Liability Practice Group at LGWM understands the nature of litigation against home inspectors. Our attorneys have been featured speakers at home inspection association meetings. Our team has defended dozens of home inspectors throughout Alabama and neighboring states. Our team is well versed in the national and local standards applicable to home inspectors. We have represented home inspectors in cases involving damage caused by termites, moisture intrusion, mold, synthetic stucco and structural and foundational issues. We defend these professionals vigorously, but in a cost-effective manner.



  • Successfully argued contractual limitation provision restricting plaintiffs’ recovery to inspection fee only.
  • Successfully argued dismissal of non-contractual claims limiting damages which potentially could be recovered if liability was established.
  • Represented home inspectors in cases involving termite related damage.
  • Represented home inspector in a wrongful death case where home inspector was accused for failing to detect a defective ceiling light fixture that shorted out, resulting in a home fire.

Department Head

Steve Whitehead