William C. Avant

Will Avant is VP & Area Counsel for Fidelity National Title Group, providing underwriting
counsel, industry education and advocacy for title insurance agents and approved attorneys
throughout Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas. Prior to joining Fidelity, Will was a Partner with
an Alabama law firm, where he practiced Real Estate law, Tax law and Estate Planning.
Additionally, he worked with Caterpillar, Inc. as in-house counsel to Caterpillar’s Rail Division.
Will graduated from Auburn University in 2003 and The University of Alabama School of Law (J.D.,
2006, LL.M. in Taxation, 2010), and he is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Mississippi, and
Arkansas. Will serves on the education committee and legislative affairs committee for the
Alabama Land Title Association and the Land Title Association of Mississippi; he is a Founder’s
Circle member of TitlePac; and he regularly speaks at regional and national title insurance
seminars. He provides a wealth of experience in the arenas of compliance, complex commercial
transactions, management and training, as well as leading the legal and underwriting operations
for AL, MS and AR. Will, and his wife Leslie, reside in Birmingham and are the proud parents of
two children, Rachel and Crawford.