Native American Lands Committee

The purpose and scope of work of this committee is to:

  1. Keep ALTA and its members apprised of new developments in the Native American Lands area through ALTA publications and other educational opportunities.

  2. Monitor Native American Lands legislation, regulation, case law, and ongoing litigation to determine its general impact on title insurance and conveyancing and to assist ALTA in developing official positions regarding Native American Lands.

  3. Recommend to the Board of Governors participation of ALTA as amicus curiae in Native American Lands litigation involving issues which might have significant broad effect on the interests of the title insurance and conveyancing industries.

  4. Develop standardized products suited to transactions involving Native American tribes and property.

  5. Establish liaison with Native American tribal and inter-tribal organizations to seek opportunities to work together to improve transactions.


Nancy J. Appleby

Appleby Law, PLLC
333 N Fairfax St
Ste 302
Alexandria, VA   22314-2632
Phone: 703-837-0001
Fax: 703-997-4868


Marjorie R. Bardwell

Director-Underwriting Services
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Michael Bates

Regional Underwriting Counsel
North American Title Company
Miami, FL

Paul C. Cozzi

V.P. & Sr. Underwriting Counsel
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Chicago, IL

Edward C. Eastman Jr.

Executive Director
New Jersey Land Title Association
Freehold, NJ

Dana Grutchfield Esq.

VP-National Underwriting Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL

Cindy Guanell

Sr. Regional Underwriter
First American Title Insurance Co
Meridian, ID

Paul L. Hammann

Sr.V.P. & Chief Title Cnsl.
First American Title Insurance Company
Puyallup, WA

Dean G. Hoag Jr.

The Title Resource Network
West Des Moines, IA

Ken R. Jannen

VP - Sr. U/W Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Sunrise, FL

Dawn M. Lewallen

Sr. Underwriter & Comp. Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Houston, TX

Rolf Lindberg

State Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Bloomington, MN

Orlando Lucero

Underwriting Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Albuquerque, NM

Megan Powell

Senior Underwriter
First American Title Insurance Company
Seattle, WA

Sarah Starling

Priority Title Insurance Agency
Wilmington, NC

Jack R. Zachow

Senior Vice President
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL


Justin B. Ailes

Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs
American Land Title Association
1800 M St NW
Ste 300 South
Washington, DC   20036-5802
Phone: 202-296-3671 x215
Fax: 202-223-5843

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