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Hi, my name is Shane Lanham, and I am an independent fee appraiser of residential real estate. You may or may not have heard, but I have been wrongfully accused of intentionally assigning a low value to a home in Baltimore City because of the owner's race; I am currently being sued in The United States District Court of Maryland. I am positive that I am not the person I have been made out to be in this lawsuit, or the large media outlets that have covered the situation, and I am confident in the appraisal that I completed. I fully intend to fight this allegation through trial. I am also countersuing the accusers for defamation and have engaged a consultant with significant experience in these types of cases. Through an insurance policy I carry, I have limited funds (only $100,000) to cover the costs of the lawsuit through investigation, discovery, motions, and trial. However, my understanding is that the $100,000 amount will not be enough to take this case through trial both defending myself from the false allegations and prosecuting the defamation case. My goal is to raise $50,000 through this GoFundMe to cover the lawsuit costs that my insurance policy will not, and that I cannot personally afford. Any money not used will be donated to The National Association of Appraisers (NAA) to help fund scholarships for those trying to enter the field but cannot afford the costs associated with doing so. Thank you for your donations.


Shane Lanham
Parkville, MD

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