Meet Our Staff


With two attorneys and our experienced staff members, First Title has the knowledge and experience to help get you to closing and help you close with confidence.


James “Jeremy” Ames: Vice President, Attorney
Attorney
Jeremy joined our team in May 2005 and is a licensed attorney in the state of Tennessee and Georgia. In addition to his JD from Tulane University School of Law, Jeremy attended Austin Peay State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. At First Title Insurance Company, when Jeremy is not in a closing, he is performing title searches and file updates. He is a member of BNI, The Chattanooga Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association. Jeremy is skilled in other types of law such as Wills & Estates. ...

Liza Fox Heath: President
Attorney
Liza Fox Heath is the President of the company.  Liza joined First Title Insurance Company in 2006. She is a licensed attorney in the state of Tennessee as well as the state of Georgia. Liza  is a licensed  Title Insurance Agent in both Tennessee and Georgia. She brought with her over 18 years of experience as an attorney in the title industry, specializing in real estate law.  She attended the University of Hollins in Hollins, VA where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree and attended the University of Memphis where she received her JD degree. Liza is a member of the Tennessee  and Chattanooga Bar Associations.  She is a member of the Chattanooga Mortgage Bankers Association & Chattanooga Association of Realtors. Being community minded and centered , she is a member of t ...

Wanda Beaty: Closing Agent/Escrow agent
Escrow Officer
Wanda joined our team in September 2000 and brought with her 11 years of prior experience in the Title Industry. As an Escrow Officer, Wanda prepares the closing packages and Settlement Statements for our closings. Wanda works with realtors, lenders and bankers. ...

Joann Hand: Orders
Pre-Closing/Commitments
Joann joined our team in January 2003 as an assistant. During her time here, she has become much more than an assistant. She handles incoming title insurance orders, types commitments and does the necessary work to prepare the files for the Escrow Officers. ...

Patty Collins: Closing Agent/Escrow Agent
Escrow Officer , processor
Patty Collins is a Closing agent and escrow officer that also prepares Closing Disclosures. Patty schedules the closings and coordinates with the lenders, realtors and closing parties. Patty came to us with many  years of banking experience.  Prior to coming to First Title, Patty worked at FSG Bank and First Volunteer Bank. ...

Katie Wooten – Post-Closer, Accounting
Post-Closer - Accounting
Katie works in a variety of processing roles at First Title and handles many of our ancillary services and property reports.  She joined First Title in 2015, and is currently in our accounting department.  Katie attended Chattanooga State Community College.   ...

Conor Delaney – Pre-Closer / Closer
Pre-Closer / Closer
Conor Delaney joined First Title in 2018 and works with lenders and realtors in both processing files and preparing transactions for closing.  He studied economics at Vanderbilt and is the office trivia guru. ...

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