Handling Title Insurance Disputes Across Texas
As with any insurance policy, title insurance is susceptible to disputes over interpretation and assertions of fraud or bad faith. These disputes have deeper ramifications for the underlying issues of real estate transactions and clear title to property.
The Womack Law Firm has represented title insurance companies, lenders and property owners in title insurance coverage disputes and related litigation. Based in Houston, we handle title insurance and title disputes for clients throughout Texas and the United States. In fact, attorney Mark T. Womack successfully represented a title company in the largest title insurance fraud case in U.S. history.
Questions about title insurance disputes? Contact our firm today and schedule a consultation.
Real Industry Experience In Title Insurance Law
The purpose of title insurance is to protect buyers and sellers when property changes hands. However, title insurance policies cannot cover every contingency and rely in part on voluntary disclosures, public documents and professional assessments of surveyors, appraisers, loan officers and other attorneys. This opens the door for a wide range of disputes, including:
- Interpretations of policy coverages and exclusions
- Denied claims or discrepancy over actual loss
- Insurance bad faith
- Forged deeds and other fraudulent conveyance
- Missing or falsified documentation
- Lien priority disputes and unreleased liens
- Boundary line and easement disputes
- Adverse possession and quiet title actions
- Mechanic’s liens and foreclosure actions
With more than 30 years of experience in civil litigation, Mr. Womack is adept at isolating the core dispute and identifying clients’ rights and remedies. Emphasizing early intervention to de-escalate conflicts and minimize exposure, he has resolved countless title disputes swiftly and decisively through dispositive motions or practical settlements.
At the same time, he is an accomplished and aggressive trial lawyer who prepares from the onset for the possibility of trying cases to verdict. In his landmark title insurance fraud case, which involved the federal RICO Act, Mr. Womack laid out a compelling case at trial for how the insured attempted to defraud our title company client and other parties in a massive scheme.