Initially welcomed by small-town locals, Brian and Michele Hall were welcomed in the local paper, when they relaunched their Land Rover Defender restoration shop in 2017. The business would import parts and offer restoration services for vintage Land Rover aficionados.
Michele, a native of Gig Harbor, graduated from high school there and her husband Brian Troy Hall, a transplant from Orange County, California, turned his hobby into a business. Yet, not all was as it seemed. The Halls are facing mounting legal troubles amidst allegations of restoration fraud. The unfortunate incident may lead to criminal charges for the Halls, and further damage the controversial Land Rover Defender restoration industry.
Recently, customers filed a major lawsuit against the Halls and their company, Defenders Northwest, LLC, and related parties (Autohome USA), claiming that Brian and Michele Hall are fraudsters and when they are not defrauding customers, they are marketing and selling illegal Land Rover Defender parts and restorations through their seemingly fancy website.
Brian and Michele Hall News
Be careful when dealing with Brian T Hall and Michelle A. hall and their Gig Harbor, Washington based Land Rover Defender restoration and parts shop. After 8 years of excuses, they have refused to deliver our Defender. We believe that it may not even exist. We have contacted law enforcement and media, and ended up suing Defenders Northwest LLC and Brian and Michele Hall for fraud. The copy of the filed complaint is
Make up your own mind, but usually incidents of outrageous and evil behavior (as alleged in our lawsuit) are not isolated!