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Francis X. Carroll
Regional Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group

Frank has worked in the title insurance industry for more than 25 years. A native of New York City, he is a graduate of LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY; attended the State University at Buffalo School of Law; and has been admitted to practice law in New York State since 1981. After practicing law with a general-practice law firm for five years, where, among other things, he handled title litigation, Frank was hired as a claims counsel by Ticor Title Insurance Company in 1986. Since that time, he has held a number of senior claims and underwriting positions with companies that are now part of the Fidelity National Title Group, as well as holding a managerial position with a large title agent that has since been acquired by another title underwriter. Perhaps as an offshoot of his title claims experience, he thoroughly enjoys the challenge of working with agents on their most difficult title insurance issues.

Frank is a frequent presenter on real estate and title insurance topics at CLE programs and seminars throughout New York State for bar associations and for the agents of the Fidelity National Title Group. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Real Property Section; Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section; Committee on Law Practice Continuity). He is active in the affairs of the Erie County Bar Foundation, of which he is a past president, and is a trustee of the New York State Lawyers Assistance Trust.

For the past three years, Frank has been the president of the Title Insurance Rate Service Association (TIRSA).

Frank resides in Buffalo with his wife, Cornelia Farley, an attorney. They have three daughters who are grown and are "off the payroll." Because there is not much to root for in Buffalo, he is a semi-serious sports fan, and has a strong interest in U.S. and British history and English literature.

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