First American Title Voted ‘Best Title Insurance Underwriter’ for Fifth Year in a Row

Recognition from the Best of New York Law Journal survey reflects commitment to superior customer service

September 29, 2017, Santa Ana, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company, a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services and the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), today announced it has earned New York Law Journal’s Best Title Insurance Underwriter award for the fifth year in a row. First American Title was ranked first overall among title insurance underwriters, according to the eighth annual Best of New York Law Journal survey.

“Anytime you earn positive feedback from your customers is special, but when your customers rank you above your competitors, it’s even more rewarding and humbling,” said Michael F. Hillman, senior vice president and managing director, Northeast region at First American Title’s National Commercial Services division. “It reaffirms that we’re doing things right and motivates us to keep looking for ways to enhance the experience we provide our customers.”

About First American Title Insurance Company

First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of 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 its direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. First American Title provides comprehensive title insurance coverage and professional services for real estate purchases, construction, refinances and equity loans. For more information, visit

About New York Law Journal Survey

Published since 2010, the Best of New York Law Journal feature is celebrating its eighth year of providing the New York legal community the opportunity to acknowledge who they believe to be the best providers of products and services to their market. This year, the results of the survey were released on September 25, 2017.

The Best of New York Law Journal’s 2017 ballot consisted of more than 95 categories ranging from technology to insurance to education, recruiting and staffing.

Voters had the option of selecting firms listed on the ballot or writing in their favorite firm, if not listed. Once voting was closed, the New York Law Journal team verified that all those who cast votes were lawyers or legal professionals. Votes from anyone who could not be verified as lawyers or legal professionals were discounted, as were votes from competing vendor firms.