New Specialty: Bug Law

In the beginning, they invaded his dreams.

"I would wake up in the middle of the night, worrying about termites devouring my house," said Pete Cardillo, a Florida lawyer who began suing pest-control companies eight years ago.

He got over it.

Now Cardillo's whole practice is devoted to this niche. It's all termites all the time. He may be the first lawyer in the country to establish this specialty.

If he's right about its potential, he won't be the last. In fact, his new dream about termites is to open additional offices in the "termite belt" that spans much of the South.

Cardillo and his colleagues have found a niche suing pest control companies for fraud and even RICO violations, usually over their failure to perform follow-up inspections and treatments, as required by their contracts. Details here from The National Law Journal via