Industry veteran to be VP, Underwriting Counsel in Massachusetts


Santa Barbara, CA May 12, 2014      Elizabeth J. (Beth) Barton has joined WFG National Title Insurance Company (“WFG National Title”) as Vice President and Underwriting Counsel for the company’s agency group in northern New England. She will be based in the company’s Lynnfield, Massachusetts office. WFG National Title is the fastest growing national title insurance underwriting company and a full service provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services for commercial and residential transactions nationwide.

With WFG, Barton will work with Senior Underwriting Counsel Ward Graham to build the company’s agency base in the region as well as support existing WFG agents with underwriting challenges and ongoing education. She is a member of the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts (REBA) and serves on the Association’s Title Standards Committee and Continuing Education Committee. Barton is also an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA), for which she produces and teaches several real estate seminars each year. Additionally, she is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, where she serves on its Membership Committee, as well as a member of the Merrimack Valley Conveyancers Association. She lectures for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, the MBA, REBA and the Suffolk University Law School Advanced Legal Studies Center for CLE and Academic Conferences.

Barton received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her J.D. from Western New England College School of Law. Prior to joining WFG National Title Insurance Company, she worked with a regional title examination company, a commercial law firm, and, most recently, a northeast regional underwriter based in New England.

“Many of our agents in New England already know Beth and respect her expertise and willingness to go the extra mile for them,” said Joseph Drum, Esq., Executive Vice President for WFG National Title. “Her addition continues WFG’s tradition of providing the best and deepest resources for its agents—especially at a time when agents need support and counsel more than ever before.”

Beth Barton may be reached at or 781-248-2390.


About WFG National Title Insurance Company

Portland, Oregon-based WFG National Title Insurance Company, a Williston Financial Group Company, is a national provider of premium title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industry. The fastest growing national title underwriter, the WFG family was the nation’s eighth largest provider of title insurance at the end of 2013, three years after its entry to the market. (Based upon market share. Source: American Land Title Association WFG National Title also delivers a wide variety of residential and commercial mortgage lender services, including default and real estate owned transactions. The company enjoys a Financial Stability Rating of A’ (A prime) as assigned by Demotech, Inc. Built around the directive to “communicate, collaborate, coexist,” WFG National Title Insurance Company is committed to applying a new philosophy to the traditional mortgage and real estate industry, working to meet the changing needs of its clients, agents and associates. For more information, please go to


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