Michigan Underwriting Counsel

Petoskey, MI

Old Republic Title has an excellent opportunity available for Underwriting Counsel in our Petoskey, MI office. This role provides underwriting support to agents and legal advice to the Michigan state manager.

To apply, email resume in a pdf format, along with salary requirements to: Lisa Cicinelli

Essential Functions:

  • Provide underwriting support to state and national agents.
  • Communicate company legal policy to agents via telephone, in-person and by email.
  • Work with state counsel to provide policy on Michigan legal matters affecting title.
  • Assist state manager in providing non-legal agency support.
  • Assist with agent relations.
  • Draft and review legal documents.
  • Assist in establishing filed state rates.
  • Approve excess risk requests.
  • Prepare title policies and endorsements for cancelled agents.
  • Create and provide presentations to agents and their customers virtual and in-person.
  • At a minimum, the ability to work from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Regular consistent attendance is required, which could include attendance at after hour company events.
  • Ability to accept supervision.
  • Ability to foster, develop and maintain professional and collaborative working relationships. Must be able to get along with others, i.e., peers, supervisors, outside customers, and vendors.
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with all levels of management, employees and customers by email, phone and in person.
  • Must be personable, positive, and a professional representative of the company.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required:

  • Juris Doctor.
  • Licensed to practice law.
  • Willingness to learn title insurance forms and coverages is necessary.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.

Physical/Mental Demands:

  • Some travel is expected for visiting agents and attending company events.
  • Valid driver's license and auto insurance is required.
  • Ability to work with confidential information.
  • Ability to perform under pressure and be flexible with disruptions throughout the workday.
  • Repetitive and continual typing motion is required.
  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting a majority of the time. Walking and standing are required, occasionally.


  • 1 - 3 years

Can be a remote position.



We offer a competitive salary, and excellent benefit package including health, life and disability insurance; paid time off; and retirement plans. To apply, email resume in a pdf format, along with salary requirements to: Lisa Cicinelli

Note: If you currently are employed by Old Republic Title (or one of its wholly owned affiliated companies) please contact your human resources representative regarding the application process.

Old Republic Title is an Equal Opportunity Employer