Underwriting Underwriting

Collyer Church Senior Vice President, Senior Underwriting Counsel, Stewart Title Guaranty Company

  • (206) 780-0626 office
  • 330 Madison Avenue South, Suite 201
    Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

A graduate of Albion College and the University of Chicago Law School, Church practiced law in Seattle, primarily as a litigator, until he moved to the title insurance field in 1970. He worked for five years in the Puget Sound area and transferred to California, where he served for 20 years as a senior division counsel, chief underwriting counsel and vice president.

Church joined Stewart in 1997 as vice president and senior underwriting counsel, and was based in San Francisco. He moved back to the Seattle area in 2005.

Church has been a member of the Forms and Practices Committee of the California Land Title Association for more than 25 years. He was actively involved for many years with the Real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar and has written several articles for the section. Church is also popular as a guest lecturer and speaker on real property and title insurance topics for law schools and professional groups.