I did consider using an attorney and I did speak to one who lives near us. He said that litigating this type of situation would be very expensive and we would, in the end, have to follow the property law. Here is the law in a few words:
Any tree that is causing a problem can be trimmed, but only the area within ONE FOOT from the wall. His advice is to follow the law and save my money and ask the county if they trim the one foot or is it up to me to hire someone. The attorney suggested that if there is damage in the future, even after trimming, to put in a claim with my property insurance company and they could handle the matter.