Underwriting Underwriting

Steven J. Smith Vice President, Senior Underwriting Counsel, Stewart Title Guaranty Company

  • (559) 650-3600 office
    (559) 650-3623 direct
  • 8355 N Fresno St., Ste. 120
    Fresno, CA 93720

Smith had already worked in the title industry for 21 years before joining Stewart in 2003. Prior to Stewart, 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. He has developed a significant level of expertise in underwriting energy projects, agricultural land transactions and a wide variety of escrow-related issues.

Smith is a member of the State Bar of California and the Federal and United States Supreme Court bars. He is an active member of the California Land Title Association, having served in several areas, and currently serves on the Forms & Practices Committee. He has numerous speaking engagements each year with various bar, lending and escrow associations throughout Central and Northern California.

Smith received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.