Meet Our Team

Meet the Statewide Title Team! We are here to service all of your title insurance and closing needs.

The Statewide Title Team

John A. Baggett
President/CEO

 

John Baggett

John is the President and CEO of Statewide Title and began working in the title insurance industry while attending the University of Alabama in 1981.  He formed Statewide Title in 1991 and has been instrumental in every aspect of numerous transactions involving commercial and residential title issues over the past four decades.

Email: john@statewide-title.com

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-baggett-75937697/

 

 

 

Mitzi Baggett
Finance/Accounting

 

Mitzi Baggett

Mitzi is a graduate of Auburn University and has many years of experience in the real estate industry and is also a licensed real estate agent.

Email: Mitzi@statewide-title.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/statewidetitlemitzibaggett/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Ellen Lewis
Business Development

 

Laura Ellen Lewis

Laura Ellen’s knowledge of the title insurance industry was gained from practicing law at one of Birmingham’s large law firms for several years, and subsequently, from her employment at a national title company prior to joining Statewide in 2014.  Laura Ellen is a part-time municipal judge.

Email: LauraEllen@statewide-title.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherry Singleton
Closing Specialist

 

Sherry Singleton

Sherry’s broad knowledge of handling closings is gleaned from her many years as an escrow closer, beginning at a private law firm in Bessemer in 1997, and continuing at Statewide Title when she joined the company in 2014.  In addition to performing all aspects of real estate closings, Sherry is also a licensed title agent.

Email: Sherry@statewide-title.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joanna Dickerson
Title Specialist

 

Joanna Dickerson

Jo Anna’s experience in the title industry began many years ago with a local title company.  She joined Statewide Title in 2015 and is now a licensed title agent and is responsible for many duties including policy production and review.

Email: Joanna@statewide-title.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy Ireland
Title Specialist

 

Cathy Ireland

Cathy is a graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts with a major in Visual Arts and received a degree in Journalism / Mass Communications from Samford University.  Prior to joining Statewide Title in 2016, Cathy worked as a land development assistant and a reporter.

Email: Cathy@statewide-title.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunny Vines
Title Research

 

Sunny Vines

Sunny has many years of experience in the title insurance industry in various aspects including title research. She has worked for local title companies as well as other title companies across the country.

Email: Sunny@statewide-title.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Smitherman
Closing Attorney

Justin Smitherman

Justin is the manager of Statewide Title’s Pelham Office and  is the founding attorney of Alabama Law Services, LLC. He grew up in Montevallo, AL where he graduated at the top of his class. He attended college at the University of Alabama where he remained on the Dean’s List and President’s List until he graduated magna cum laude.

He received his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law where he spent several semesters on the Dean’s List. During school, he clerked at the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s Office and Cincinnati Insurance Defense. Justin transitioned to representing individuals and provides ongoing legal and tax representation for, among others, technology, real estate and construction companies.  Justin also serves as local counsel for large, national law firms.

 

 

 

On his off days, Justin enjoys Alabama football and golf.  He lives in Shelby County with his son, Neal, and two dogs, Frodo and Scout

 

Email: Justin@statewide-title.com

Direct Dial: 205-419-4414

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ALlawservices

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Alabamalawservices

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jsmitherman

 

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