Shadi Ashtari Taher, Esq.

Shadi Ashtari Taher, Esq.

Shadi Ashtari Taher, Esq.

Senior Underwriting Counsel




A knowledgeable and customer-focused professional, Shadi serves as Senior Underwriting Counsel and supports the National Agency Division and Agent Advantage. She provides underwriting support, counsel, and authorization to Company personnel, agents, and customers related to the issuance of real estate title insurance commitments and policies and communicates regulatory and practice changes.

Before joining the National Agency Division in 2021, Shadi worked as compliance counsel for a national title insurance and settlement provider for five years, where she tracked complex state and federal regulatory changes, managed the agency’s national title licensing footprint, and handled its state regulatory and underwriter audits.   Her background also includes several years as an oil and gas attorney, issuing mineral ownership reports for large oil and gas companies in Texas.

Shadi graduated from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and sociology and received her Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law). She is a member of the Texas State Bar.

Shadi is committed to providing a first-class level of service and has a talent for building relationships and providing comprehensive legal services. Her strong work ethic coupled with analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills are assets that deliver value to our national agents and the National Agency team.

Every day First American delivers timely, accurate information with expertise and integrity while adhering to the highest standards of financial stability and professional responsibility. Becoming an agent of First American gives you the necessary tools to be successful in this ever-changing real estate market. Please contact Shadi today to find out how First American’s nationwide strength, local expertise and friendly service can work for you.

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