Underwriter Appoints New Mexico Counsel

March 17, 2011

Underwriter Appoints New Mexico Counsel

WFG National Title Insurance Co. announced that Susan McKnight, Esq. joined the company as vice president, New Mexico state counsel and agency consultant.

McKnight will provide underwriting assistance, education and agency support for WFG National Title’s agencies throughout New Mexico. She comes to WFG National Title having most recently served as New Mexico state counsel with one of the industry’s largest title insurers. Over the past 20 years, she has served as litigation counsel, claims counsel and underwriting counsel with two of the industry’s largest national title underwriters. She also has eight years experience in private legal practice in San Diego, where she represented several title insurers in claims investigation and litigation matters.

In the 10 years prior to her graduation from law school, McKnight served as a real estate agent; later worked with a mortgage processing and servicing firm and then was an escrow officer. She received her law degree from California Western School and her undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico. McKnight is admitted to practice law in California and New Mexico and is the former Underwriter Director of the New Mexico Land Title Association. She has taught numerous continuing legal education courses for the California and New Mexico State bars, as well as for title insurance agents and their employees.

“Susan has a well-earned reputation for serving and collaborating with her agencies,” said Russell Sugg, senior vice president, agency division for the states of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. “She has a long history of working with and for her agents, and she will continue that approach with WFG.”

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