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I'm curious to know why your attorney didn't just file a counterclaim in the lawsuit that the HOA had against you. It seems that would have been the most efficient way to go. If the case is still "open" ask your current attorney (unless you don't like him/her) about a counterclaim.
Here is one great resource for Plaintiff's trial attorneys: http://www.mdtriallawyers.com/MD/
Here is a link to the Baltimore referral program: http://www.baltimorebar.org/lris.html With this one, be sure that they give you a very experienced attorney; often it's the green newbies who sign up for these referral lists, but not always.
I can't really go out and find you an attorney. For one thing, your taste in attorneys may be different from mine. Just keep in mind that you are hiring a very expensive employee, so get someone that you really like.
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Oh. I would contact start with real estate attorneys and find someone with specific experience with trial work, real estate, contracts, and HOA's.
I went back to the Maryland Bar Association and clicked on the Real Estate Section. You can contact them and ask for a few names. Even though the attorneys may be section members you still need to grill them as though you are interviewing an expensive employee, because that's exactly what you're doing: http://www.msba.org/sec_comm/sections/realprop/index.htm
Besides suing the HOA for money, it'd be hilarious if you forced them to rebuild and reinstall your pool.
Why the heck are pools forbidden? And was your neighbor's possibly builty before yours or something?
I grew up in LA, and there pools (in ground) were a sign of prestige and wealth. I just don't understand what the objection is.
I forgot to give you the link to the real estate section. http://www.msba.org/sec_comm/sections/realprop/index.htm
It's hard to know if you have a good case without knowing the other side's position. What reason was given for allowing the neighbor to keep his pool?
That's great! You can use the judge's statement in your lawsuit! Maybe you can even call that judge as a witness.
Best of luck to you.
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You know, if you want to save some money, instead of hiring an attorney to do the whole case for you, hire her or him to just consult with you along the way. For example, the attorney can give you a boilerplate complaint; then you can draft the complaint; and the attorney can edit it. You'd be real involved in what was going on and would keep things moving.
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