AmTrust Selects New Southeast Counsel

January 11, 2018

AmTrust Title Insurance Company announced that Richard H. Himes Jr. has joined the firm as Southeast counsel to oversee business in Florida and neighboring states.

Himes will be responsible for providing underwriting assistance to agents in Florida and the Southeast as well as to support company management as it launches business operations in those states.

“Committed to growing our business in the southeastern U.S., we are equally committed to sourcing the most accomplished professionals to implement that mandate,” said Jason Gordon, president of AmTrust Title. “Rick has an impressive background in title--more than 39 years dealing in every aspect of the industry from title searches to processing and closing both residential and commercial transactions, to document preparation, underwriting, claims and claims management, to regulatory matters and many more. The co-founder and operator of two title insurance underwriters and two title insurance agencies, as well as managing and expanding a title agency owned by a Fortune 500 company, Rick’s rich experience will help to accelerate our expansion in an area of the country where demand is consistently on the rise.”

Just prior to joining AmTrust Title, Himes was partner in Title Experts and Management, serving as consultant and expert witness on title insurance agency and underwriter management, escrow, title, regulatory and related matters. Before that, he was president and senior underwriting counsel of Mason Title & Escrow Company, a multi-office title agency operating throughout Florida.

Himes has served as a member of several ALTA committees over the years and twice as a director of the Louisiana Land Title Association. He twice received Fidelity National Financial Chairman’s Roundtable Award, in 2001 and 2002. He served in the military from 1970-78, United States Army Reserve, 489th Civil Affairs Company and 192nd Judge Advocate General Detachment in Knoxville, Tenn. He is a current member of the Georgia State Bar, and he is also licensed to practice in Tennessee.

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