Good Legal Advice or Confidence Game? You Decide.: "An over-reaching attorney, who uses the lure of a “free seminar” to get access to the directors of a community association and, once in the door, threatens the board with personal liability if they don't immediately hire him and his consultants to investigate and pursue a construction defect claim. This scenario is not fiction. It is apparently happening with alarming frequency in the current over-heated market for construction defect legal work. Let's analyze it."
Thanks to Fred Pilot for forwarding the link to this advice from attorney Tyler Berding. I have seen things like this happen.