First National Title Appoints Texas Underwriting Counsel

February 27, 2024

First National Title Insurance Co. (FNTI) named Michael Willey as vice president and Texas underwriting counsel.

“I am honored to be a part of First National Title Insurance Company and will strive to be an integral part of the underwriting team and to the ultimate growth and success of FNTI,” Willey said.

Previously, Willey worked at Old Republic Title as national underwriting counsel, where he underwrote high liability and extra hazardous risk. In addition, he was head of the UCC Group, providing transactional review and consultation, procedure implementation and policy issuance. Prior to Old Republic, he spent three years as in-house litigation counsel for Fidelity National Financial, serving multiple state and federal jurisdictions in the southern and northern United States.

Willey served 11 years in the United States Navy’s intelligence sector.

“I am very excited that we have this opportunity to add Michael to the FNTI legal team,” said David Hays, FNTI’s general counsel. Michael’s experience in underwriting and claims make him a valuable resource for FNTI, but more importantly, a valuable resource for our title agency partners. Michael’s knowledge and expertise will allow him to seamlessly integrate with the underwriting team providing an immediate benefit to our agents."

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