Client-Focused, 

Results-Driven, Quality Legal Counsel.

At Fordham Law, PLLC, clients come first. We are in the business of building long-lasting business relationships.  We pledge to take the time to truly understand your values, needs, and goals and aim to provide you with quality legal services at affordable prices.  

 

PRACTICE

AREAS

LITIGATION

At Fordham Law, PLLC, we have more than 40 combined years of experience litigating cases in state and federal courts.

CONSTRUCTION

        

At Fordham Law, PLLC, we have the unique perspective of 

representing both owners and contractors in construction and construction defect-related disputes. Ms. Fordham served as insurance defense counsel for several years and has substantial experience navigating the complex world of insurance claims.

     

We review construction contracts, 

advise clients on the implications of certain provisions, and propose revisions to terms that could be detrimental to our clients. We also draft agreements for a variety of circumstances (including owner-contractor agreements, change orders, lien disclosures, lien 

releases, subcontracts, emergency service contracts, non-compete agreements, and partnership and joint venture agreements).

      

We also prosecute and defend 

payment disputes and lien claims.

PROBATE

     

Losing a loved one is difficult. We approach these cases with the care and compassion they deserve.

     

We begin by consulting with clients to determine whether probate is necessary. In some circumstances, estate assets may be transferred without commencing probate.

     

If probate is necessary, we guide our clients through the process in the least stressful, most efficient, and cost-effective manner possible.

REAL ESTATE

   

We represent buyers and sellers in a variety of real estate transactions. Our services include reviewing and drafting purchase and sale 

documents, promissory notes, 

deeds of trust, easements, deeds and excise tax affidavits, and boundary line adjustments.

          

We are the go-to resource for local realtors and escrow officers when legal issues arise for their clients. We offer creative solutions to 

complex problems that can arise

in the course of a transaction. We understand the time-sensitive nature of real estate transactions and provide quick responses and turnaround times. We handle quiettitle actions, adverse possession claims, boundary line disputes, easement disputes, and other property-related claims.

     

If you purchased a property and later discovered conditions that were not disclosed by the seller, contact us to evaluate your options. We handle misrepresentation, failure to disclose, and concealment claims.

    

Did you recently discover a lien 

against your property? Are you being threatened with a lien? We have successfully challenged many unlawful liens, often with an award of costs and fees for our client.

    

We also prepare leases and property management agreements.

ESTATE PLANNING

    

Fordham Law, PLLC prepares wills, revocable living trusts, pour-over wills, testamentary trusts, durable powers of attorney, community property agreements and living wills (aka healthcare directives).

Client Testimonials

Client, Feb. 2020

I hired Inge after the unexpected, sudden and traumatic loss of a loved one. Inge was always responsive, very knowledgeable, professional and compassionate, and always addressed all of my questions.  She worked tirelessly on my behalf, was always up-front, honest and ethical, and worth her weight in gold.  I will continue to recommend Inge to my family and friends without hesitation.  I've hired other attorneys and fancy law firms in the past ten years, and I can say unreservedly that Inge Fordham is, by far, the best one out there.

Client, Feb. 2020

As a young Contractor, Inge has been our guardian Angel. Our company grew quickly and with that growth came bigger jobs and opportunities. Our first large project went upside down and that is when I first was introduced to Inge. She helped me with our contract formats, educated me on everything a company and an owner should know. Has been there through mentally tough times and situations. Without Inge I don't know where we would be as a company. Can't express the appreciation I have for her. I highly recommend Inge for any and all construction and real estate needs. Thank you Inge. For everything you do for us

Client, Jan. 2019

Have you ever needed to replace a fence that you share with a neighbor who is completely impossible? We did, and thankfully we were smart enough to hire Inge Fordham to help us know our legal rights and make our project possible. If you hire Inge, she will have your back 100%, be available when you need her, and help take on people who are just impossible to deal with. I felt very confident having her represent our inteterests and would recommend her to anyone needing her field of expertise.

Client, April 2020

Ms. Fordham has a mannerism that instantly puts you at ease. She is as sharp as a whip! We had a contractor breathing down our neck nickle and dime-ing us (or trying to) with made up, trumped up charges. Ms. Fordham instantly cut through the clutter, addressed the issue and the contractor went from overly bold and demanding to apologizing.  Ms Fordham is good people! She's honest, forthright and generous with her time. We now have an attorney for all of our construction and estate planning needs.        

Client, March 2020

We’re a local builder in Snohomish County.  Within just a couple minutes of talking with Inge, I knew, this was the person I wanted in our company's corner. She is unbelievably knowledgeable, clear, concise, and personable. She immediately makes you feel comfortable, and secure that you’ve hired the right person to go to bat for you.  In a world full of unsure things or people, she 100% has your best interest in mind. We as a company, sleep easier at night having her on our team. Highly, highly, recommended.

Client, Feb. 2020

I was referred to Inge by a friend after having an illegal lien placed on my house. Inge and her staff were precise, timely and straight to the point. They kept me in the know at all times. She was affordable and only charged for necessities. She clearly knew the law and I am confident if she did not feel this was a winnable case she would have been straightforward and advised me otherwise. I would highly recommend her and her staff and am forever grateful to be done with this nightmare.

 

About Attorney Inge A. Fordham

Ms. Fordham is a litigation attorney with more than 14 years' experience representing clients in construction, construction-defect, real estate, and property-related matters.  She also handles probate matters and assists clients with their estate planning needs. 

Ms. Fordham has substantial experience representing both owners and contractors in construction and construction defect-related disputes. For the first several years of her legal career, Ms. Fordham represented homeowners and condominium associations in complex, multi-party construction defect lawsuits.  She also represented homeowner association clients in collection, judicial foreclosure, and quiet title actions.

 

In 2011, Ms. Fordham "switched sides" and joined an insurance defense firm where she defended developers, contractors, and subcontractors in construction-defect related-disputes throughout Washington and Oregon. Ms. Fordham's diverse background gives her a unique perspective that is immensely helpful in resolving these types of disputes, often short of costly and time-consuming litigation. Many local mediators have expressed appreciation for Ms. Fordham's ability to weigh both sides of a dispute and cut to the chase. Ms. Fordham has tendered claims to general liability insurance carriers on behalf of homeowners and been appointed by general liability insurance carriers to serve as insurance defense counsel for contractors and subcontractors. She has intimate knowledge of how insurance companies process and settle property damage claims. This knowledge is helpful to homeowners seeking coverage for their damages, as well as contractors seeking defense and indemnity.

 

In 2017, Ms. Fordham left a partnership at the Seattle-based insurance defense firm where she worked for more than six years to return to her roots in North Tacoma.  She continued practicing construction law and also began handling more real estate and property-related transactions and disputes. Ms. Fordham and her staff pride themselves on providing quality, cost-effective service to homeowners, real estate investors, builders, and developers alike. Fordham Law, PLLC is the go-to resource for many local realtors and title companies when issues arise in forthcoming or pending transactions.  Ms. Fordham provides creative and cost-effective solutions for complex problems and counsels clients on how to quickly and affordably accomplish their goals so they can close transactions with peace of mind. 

Ms. Fordham opened Fordham Law, PLLC in 2018 to focus on providing personalized legal counsel in an environment where client goals and long-lasting relationships are valued over turning a profit. She believes in taking the time to truly understand her clients' needs and goals and aims to provide quality legal services at affordable prices.

Ms. Fordham is a Pacific Northwest native.  She obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in 2002 and is an avid Husky football fan.  She obtained her law degree from Seattle University in 2006. When Ms. Fordham is not at work, you will find her spending time with friends and family, enjoying Washington wine and cuisine, and cheering for the Dawgs at Husky Stadium.

Professional Memberships:

  • Washington State Bar Association

  • Washington State Bar Association, Construction Law Section

  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section

  • Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Section

  • Washington Women Lawyers

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association

Awards:

  • AVVO Clients' Choice Award - 2019

  • AVVO Clients' Choice Award - 2020

 
 

CONTACT FORDHAM LAW, PLLC

3218 Sixth Avenue

Tacoma, WA 98406

Tel: (253) 348-2657

Fax: (253) 276-2925

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