Joe Ferry is a Philadelphia lawyer with a national practice advising home inspectors on liability issues. He is a practicing trial attorney in Philadelphia, and, for the last four years, has been touring the U.S. and Canada with his "Law and Disorder" Seminar, a four-hour interactive presentation during which home inspectors learn the tools and techniques for lowering their liability exposure and for dealing effectively with any claim issues that arise from their business.
This acclaimed seminar has been approved by InterNACHI and the states of Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas, Illinois and Tennessee for four Continuing Education credits.
Joe is also the General Counsel for the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and has written extensively and lectured widely on the issues facing home inspectors in our litigious culture.
He is the creator of ClaimIntercept™, a proprietary method of early intervention used to respond to potential E&O claims against home inspectors initiated by demand letters from both former clients of home inspectors and their attorneys. ClaimIntercept™ has been adopted by the two largest insurance carriers serving the Errors and Omissions Insurance market for home inspectors.Joe is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Temple University School of Law. He is a former U.S. Army officer and holds a commercial pilot’s license with multi-engine and instrument ratings.Joe will be presenting his nationally renowned four-hour "Law and Disorder" Seminar to arm inspectors with crucial knowledge about how to avoid legal liability -- and what to do if they can't.
Nick Gromicko is the founder of InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, which is the world's largest trade association for residential and commercial property inspectors. InterNACHI operates www.NACHI.org, a 235,000-page monster website that also hosts a 780,000-post message board that includes a dedicated Texas forum. Nick is also founder of the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2.org) and the Master Inspector Certification Board, which administers the advanced Certified Master Inspector® professional designation for the inspection industry.Nick is credited with authoring the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties, which has been adopted and used around the world.Nick has authored more than 20 inspection textbooks, as well as hundreds of articles about home and commercial property inspections, including professional advice for those in the inspection industry, and strategies for successful marketing.Nick will be giving a two-hour presentation titled "Advanced Marketing Strategies for Texas Inspectors," based in part on his recently published "Inspection Business Success Strategies," which is a compilation of his hundreds of marketing how-to techniques for home inspectors.