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History

History

Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. has been one of the leading title insurance providers for Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana for over 75 years.

Earl W. Griffin, grandfather of Timothy D. Griffin, one of the current owners of Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc., was instrumental in securing the passage of legislation that allowed foreign corporations to issue title insurance in Ohio.

Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. completed its first business transaction on June 12, 1936. At that time, Earl W. Griffin and Dwight L. Murray were partners in the law firm of Griffin and Murray and owners of Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc.

Dale W. Griffin, son of Earl W. Griffin, and John R. Fletcher (Jack) joined Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. and the firm of Griffin and Murray after returning from service in World War II and completing law school, both at the University of Cincinnati. Dale and Jack expanded Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. to the extent that it was involved in many of the largest commercial projects in the city of Cincinnati and the surrounding area, including the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the Terrace Hilton Hotel, Kings Island Amusement Park, and many other of the area’s office complexes and shopping centers.

In 1969, Timothy Griffin (Tim), grandson of Earl W. Griffin and son of Dale, joined Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. That same year, Michael Fletcher (Mike), son of Jack, joined Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. and Griffin and Fletcher, successor to the law firm of Griffin and Murray.

Tim and Mike expanded the scope of operations for Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. Currently, Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. has a staff of approximately 50 employees working from two offices. Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. and its staff handle all types of real estate transactions and constantly strive to maintain an atmosphere of total, personal customer service, a policy of the company since its inception.

Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. established a joint venture with Coldwell Banker Realtors in 2000 in order to serve the customers of Coldwell Banker in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. The joint venture, Residential Title Agency, LLC and its employees work closely with Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. and Coldwell Banker agents to provide prompt, efficient service for their clients in the Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. tradition.

Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. established a joint venture with Sibcy Cline Realtors in 2001. This collaboration between Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. and Sibcy Cline Title Agency, LLC helps to serve the customers of Sibcy Cline Realtors in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. works closely with Sibcy Cline Title Agency, LLC, its employees, and Sibcy Cline agents to provide expeditious, efficient service for their clients.

Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. established a joint venture with Huff Realty in 2005 in order to serve the customers of Huff Realty in Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana. The employees of Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. and those at Huff Realty Title, LLC (also known as Traditions Title Agency, LLC) work in tandem with Huff real estate agents to provide swift, efficient service for their clients in the Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. tradition.

Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. has a commercial real estate section staffed by attorneys Mike Fletcher, Richard Herndon, Harold Anness, Kevin Flynn, Andy Graf, Amy Shaw, and Brian Wais with a combined experience in commercial real estate of well over 125 years.

Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. has a partnership with Peck, Shaffer & Williams LLP. Peck Shaffer is one of the leading firms in the country in public finance law. Peck, Shaffer & Williams has 43 attorneys with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, and Covington, Kentucky. This partnership, Bond Financing Title Agency, LLC, assists in completing public finance transactions throughout the country.

Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. continues to be the leading title insurance provider for the Greater Cincinnati area.