Timothy P. Sullivan promoted to vice president-general counsel Patricia Stout ...


July 18, 1997, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Timothy P. Sullivan has been promoted to vice president-general counsel and Patricia Stout has been named vice president-associate general counsel of First American Title Insurance Company, according to President Parker S. Kennedy. Sullivan will also retain his current title and responsibilities as national claims counsel for the company.

"Tim Sullivan has done an exceptional job during his tenure with the company and Patsy Stout has already shown herself to be a valuable addition to our legal staff. We look forward to both Tim and Patsy's expanded participation in the legal affairs of the company," said Kennedy.

Sullivan has worked for First American Title in the corporate headquarters since joining the company in 1992 as vice president-claims counsel. He was promoted in 1994 to national claims counsel and head of the legal/claims department. Previously, he had worked in private practice for 18 years. Sullivan received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and a juris doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Stout joined First American two years ago as associate corporate counsel, bringing several years of experience in private practice specializing in corporate and real estate law. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of California, Irvine, and earned her juris doctor in 1989 from the University of Southern California Law Center.

First American Title Insurance Company, principal subsidiary of The First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. The largest title insurer in the nation, it offers title services through a network of more than 300 offices and 4,000 agents throughout the United States. It also provides title services abroad in Australia, the Bahama Islands, Canada, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, California.

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