Professional Services Law and Legal Definition

Professional services are technical or unique functions performed by independent contractors or consultants whose occupation is the rendering of such services. Examples of some professional services: Architects, Attorneys, Accountants, Appraisers etc.

Example of a Statute in Pennsylvania defining the term Professional services.

15 Pa.C.S. § 102 [Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes; Title 15. Corporations And Unincorporated Associations; Part I. Preliminary Provisions; Chapter 1. General Provisions; Subchapter A. Preliminary Provisions]

"PROFESSIONAL SERVICES." Any type of services that may be rendered by a member of a profession within the purview of his profession.

Here profession is defined as follows:

"PROFESSION." Includes the performance of any type of personal service to the public that requires as a condition precedent to the performance of the service the obtaining of a license or admission to practice or other legal authorization from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania or a licensing board or commission under the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs in the Department of State. Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, this definition shall be applicable to this title only and shall not affect the interpretation of any other statute or any local zoning ordinance or other official document heretofore or hereafter enacted or promulgated.