My name is Robert Sprague but every body calls me Bob (I will not mention what my close friends call me ;>))
I grew up in the City of La Porte Texas where I graduated high school in 1977. there I went to Texas A&M University where I majored in Entomology and minored in Plant Pathology and graduated in 1982. It is also where my lovely wife Rosie and have been married for 39 years.
After graduation, I moved to Austin where I have worked as a chemical and equipment salesman fro the Urban Pest Control Industry, owned a pest control company and worked as an investigator for the Texas State Structural Pest Control Board which licensed the pest control industry and worked consumer complaints for 10 years.
In 2000 I started my other business, Independent Pest Management where I work as a technical, legal expert and expert witness in lawsuits dealing with urban pest control through out the United States.
Over the past 20 years of working lawsuits, something became very apparent to me. Most of the lawsuits I worked were legitimate, meaning there was an issue that needed to be resolved in a civil case.
Unfortunately, there have been a few cases that were just plain frivolous and some that were complete extortion on the plaintiffs part. I have seen some good businesses and individuals ruined because of these lawsuits.
Even though they won their cases, the attorney fees which they had to pay to defend themselves wiped them out financially.
This had bothered me tremendously because there was nothing I could do about. Then one day in 2007 I received a call from a LegalShield associate out of Lubbock who had talked to a buddy of mine in the pest control field and told him what I did. After the LegalShield associate showed me how the LegalShield membership could help with the civil lawsuits for family's and small businesses and the other legal issues, I signed up on the spot.
After 13 years as a LegalShield associate, I helped over 1000 members with their legal issues including my son who was sued in a frivolous lawsuit. The case was dropped and it didn't cost us anything except our LegalShield membership cost.
Thats my story and I am looking forward to meeting all of you in BXN.