Joe Powell is Vice President & Managing Underwriting Counsel for Fidelity National Title Group – National Commercial Services Southeast. In that role, he guides a team of lawyers and professional staff in Atlanta charged with assessing risk and providing high-level service in large transactions throughout the country. Previous to this, Joe served as Area Counsel with agency operations in Birmingham, underwriting for title insurance agents and approved attorneys throughout Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas on all Company brands. Before joining FNTG in 2011, he was in private practice in Tuscaloosa, and was a Castle Club agent for Chicago Title. Joe earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Alabama (B.A. 1993, J.D. 1997); the LL.M. in Risk Management from Texas A&M University School of Law (2019); is admitted to practice law in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia; maintains his Alabama title insurance agent license; and is a contributor to the Alabama Law Office Practice Deskbook on real estate. In 2016, Joe earned the National Title Professional™ Designation from the American Land Title Association. He is also the recipient of the Outstanding Advocate Award from ALTA’s Title Action Network. Joe and his wife of 24 years, Mikki, have 4 busy children ranging in age from 20 to 3 and serve actively at Northport Baptist Church.