Claims Administration Committee

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

  1. Promote greater efficiency and effectiveness in the internal management of title insurance claims through the sharing of ideas and information about individual Co. problems and solutions.

  2. Disseminate information regarding automation of claims records, claims categorization, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, procedures for the establishment of claims reserves, management of outside counsel resources, litigation risk analysis and assessment and other claims administration issues.

  3. Recommend to the Board of Governors participation of the Association as amicus curiae in litigation involving claims administration issues which might have significant broad effect on the interests of the title insurance industry.


Michele Green

SVP, Sr. Business Counsel
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
866 Greenville Ave
Johnston, RI   02919
Phone: 800-439-5451


Adam L. Bailey

Adam Leitman Bailey, PC
New York, NY

Mark Borst

Assoc. Chief Claims Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Waltham, MA

Richard Bramhall

Chief Underwriting Counsel
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Charlotte, NC

Chris N. Brink

Vice President
Pembroke Pines, FL

Guy R. DeFrances Jr.

SVP & General Counsel
Rocky Hill, CT

Dean G. Hoag Jr.

The Title Resource Network
Sioux Falls, SD

Margery Q. Lee

Executive Vice President
North American Title Company, Inc.
Concord, CA

Alexandre Mestdagh

Mestdagh & Wall, PA
Maitland, FL

William A. O'Connell Esq., CLTP

VP-Maryland State Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Columbia, MD

Lance R. Pomerantz

Attorney at Law
Lance R. Pomerantz, Attorney at Law - Land Title Law
Sayville, NY

Jason Portnoy

Sr Claims Counsel
Investors Title Insurance Company
Chapel Hill, NC

Warren Robinson

Claims Center Director
First American Title Insurance Co (Corporate Title Division)
Englewood, CO

Sheldon Rubin Esq.

Provident Title Company
Los Angeles, CA

Chuck Sheffield NTP

Senior Vice President
Bend, OR

Elizabeth Wainio

VP, Managing Claims Counsel
Investors Title Insurance Company
Chapel Hill, NC

Kimberly A. Wilson

Managing Counsel
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL


Steve Gottheim

Senior Counsel
American Land Title Association
1800 M St NW
Ste 300 South
Washington, DC   20036-5802
Phone: 202-296-3671 x230
Fax: 202-223-5843

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