Our Administrative Team

Our Administrative Team

timgriffin Tim Griffin
President of Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc.
Graduate Franklin College 1971 BA
Former President and Director of Cincinnati Mortgage Bankers
Member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Tim Griffin manages the residential division of Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. Tim collaborates with the entire staff to synchronize the activities and logistics of the day-to-day operations in order to ensure smooth closings for all parties involved. At Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc., Tim proudly carries on the legacy of excellence which was founded and instilled by his father and grandfather before him in 1936. He attributes his diligence and hands-on approach to inherited genetics. You will occasionally see Tim out at closings, as well as visiting the many real estate agents and lenders whom he has come to know and admire over the past 40+ years.

Tim and his wife live on a farm. Tim truly enjoys being outside more than inside. Farm chores and caring for the numerous animals takes more time than he has to spend, but he thoroughly enjoys it. When relaxing, you can find him in his “barn cave.”


Michael C. Fletcher
Michael C. Fletcher is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Underwriting Counsel for Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc.
Graduate of Miami University 1966 BA
Graduate of University of Cincinnati Law School 1969 JD
Admitted to Practice in the State of Ohio and in the Federal Courts for the Southern District of Ohio Licensed Title Agent in the State of Ohio and the State of Indiana

Mike Fletcher has lectured for the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Southwestern Ohio Land Title Association, and the Ohio Land Title Association, as well as private companies such as in NBI and PESI and the Cincinnati Board of Realtors. Mike is also an instructor for Continuing Education Classes for local real estate companies.

Concurrently, Mike is the Senior Partner of Griffin Fletcher & Herndon LLP.
His main duties are commercial real estate transactions for both Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. and Griffin Fletcher & Herndon LLP; underwriting both residential and commercial transactions. Mike has been AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for more than 21 consecutive years.

In addition, Mike is the Managing Member of Sibcy Cline Title Agency, LLC, Traditions Title Agency, LLC dba Huff Realty Title and Bond Financing Title Agency, LLC, Joint Ventures with Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc.

Mike quips, “I have no free time, but when I find the time, I love to play golf whenever possible, follow the Reds and Bengals religiously, walk and spoil the family dog, and follow our son’s football coaching career.”

haroldanness Harold L. Anness
Harold L. Anness focuses his practice on title issues affecting clients of Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. and its affiliated law firm Griffin Fletcher & Herndon LLP. As part of his legal practice, Harold represents developers and lenders in general real estate, mortgage lending and title matters. Prior to joining Griffin Fletcher & Herndon, LLP and Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc., Harold was an attorney with the law firms of Lindhorst & Dreidame Co., LPA and Thompson Hine LLP.

Harold also serves as general counsel for, and is a member of the Board of Directors of, Cincinnati Federal Savings and Loan Association.

Harold earned a B.S. from Miami University in 1975 and his J.D. from Ohio Northern University in 1978. He is a member of the Cincinnati and Ohio State Bar Associations, and is the former Chairman and a Member of the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission. Harold is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

In his free time, Harold enjoys traveling and playing golf.

dianebedinghaus Diane Bedinghaus
Diane M. Bedinghaus is the CFO for Lawyers Title of Cincinnati, Inc. She has been with the company since 1993. Previously, she worked at Deloitte & Touche in the tax department specializing in multi-state, consolidated and small business returns.

Diane received her B.S. from Miami University in 1985 and her CPA from the Ohio Board of Accountancy in 1986.

A lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Diane enjoys sports, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. She is married and has three children.