2013 Annual Convention
Speakers and Sessions
Friday, June 7, 2013
The Great Claims Maelstrom of 2008-2011: Lessons We Learned Along the Way
By Lisa K. Tully, Esq.
Fidelity National Title Insurance Group, Inc.
This program will provide industry statistics on title insurance claims nationally and in Virginia, pinpointing the leading causes of claims. Participants will hear the details of specific claims handled by underwriters in Virginia and learn how to prevent those claims in the future. Through real life claims scenarios participants will learn to identify areas of risk that may lead to claims. They will learn how claims are handled by underwriters and options provided by the policy terms for adjustment of claims. Participants will come away from the program with renewed enthusiasm for claims avoidance.
About the Speaker
Lisa K. Tully, Esq. is Vice President – Underwriting Counsel for the Fidelity National Title Group of underwriters, which include Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company and Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond in 1982 and a Juris Doctor from its law school in 1985.
Lisa began her career in the title insurance industry in 1987 with Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation prior to its merger with Fidelity National. She is currently underwriting counsel for the company’s Virginia operations. In this capacity she provides legal advice to employees regarding underwriting, title examination and commercial transactions; and handles complex underwriting issues for agents and their customers. She is also assistant state counsel for the Fidelity National companies in Virginia, handling claims, regulatory and insurance compliance issues.
Lisa speaks regularly to title insurance industry groups, agents, lending organizations and real estate attorneys on property issues including water rights, church property transfer, foreclosure, title insurance coverage and claims, and RESPA compliance. She is an past officer of the Virginia Land Title Association and a member of VLTA’s education and legislative committees. Lisa is admitted to practice law in Virginia and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Outside the office she enjoys skiing, hiking, reading, cooking and participation as a board member of several non-profit organizations.
Note: The 2014 Annual Convention education sessions are pending approval by both Pearson VUE and the VA State Bar.