Steven J. Smith
Vice President / Senior Underwriting Counsel - Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Steven had already worked in the title industry for 21 years before joining Stewart Title Guaranty Company in 2003. Prior to 2003, he worked as counsel for prestigious title companies such as SAFECO, Chicago Title, TICOR and Fidelity; and spent time as the deputy city attorney for land use for the city of Fresno, California. Both during his time prior to and since joining Stewart Title Guaranty Company, he has developed a significant level of expertise in underwriting transactions involving energy development, agricultural properties, land use transactions and a wide variety of escrow-related issues.
Steven is a member of the State Bar of California and has been admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern District of California and the United States Supreme Court. He is an extremely active member of the California Land Title Association and has participated in several committees, including the Forms and Practices Committee. He has had numerous speaking engagements with various lending, bar and escrow associations throughout Central and Northern California.
Steven received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.