John T. Lajoie named vice president-regional counsel for First American Title ...


September 16, 1998, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation's largest title insurers, announced today that John T. LaJoie has been named vice president-regional counsel for the Florida region.

LaJoie started with First American 15 years ago as associate counsel for the Plantation, Florida, office. While there, he also served as regional claims counsel and was promoted to vice president. In 1994, LaJoie transferred to the Tallahassee, Florida, office as vice president-state counsel, serving four years in that capacity, until being promoted to vice president-regional counsel, his most recent position.

LaJoie holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from The College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia, and a juris doctor from Nova Southeastern University (formerly known as Nova University) Shepard Broad Law Center, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer and serves as chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Florida Land Title Association and as alumni chapter advisor for Pi Lamba Phi fraternity. LaJoie has also served as chairman of the Florida Title Underwriters Bureau.

Born in New York, LaJoie lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife Susan, and their 1-year-old son.

First American Title Insurance Company, principal subsidiary of The First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through a network of more than 300 offices and 4,000 agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, California.

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