DCLTA is committed to delivering value
to our members.

We achieve this through our educational offerings and by our dedication to improving our industry’s working relationships with the DC Council and agencies of the DC government. We strive to maintain and improve open lines of communication to deliver real benefits for the DC title industry. Our committees work diligently to represent members’ interests and to keep all of members up to date.

Want to play an active role in our industry? Committee membership is open to all DCLTA members.
We want to hear from you!

DC Water & Sewer Authority

Meets regularly with WASA officials to discuss policies and procedures for billing practices, account balance information, lien attachment and enforcement issues. Unpaid water and sewer bills may become liens affecting your title. Your settlement agent will also help to switch over water accounts to a new buyer after the sale of property. For that reason, DCLTA plays a crucial role in communicating with WASA about practices and policies that affect the title industry.

Committee Chair:
R. Bradley Runyon
Stewart Title Group


Coordinates outreach to members, consumers, government leaders and the real estate industry. Committee members work to develop methods for delivering information and content to our members in the most cost-effective and efficient manner, whether through our website, via email blasts, or the preparation of formal written communications from DCLTA.

Committee Chair:
Jack Reid
The Law Office of John E. Reid, Esq.


Invites guest speakers and develops educational programs to help you meet your Continuing Education (CE) needs. We are committing to brining you up-to-date information about developments in DC, including industry trends, new legislation, case law, licensing matters, recording policies and all other matters that affect the way we do business as title professionals. We also ensure that you receive proper credit from DC or other applicable state licensing agencies for any CE courses offered by DCLTA.

Committee Chair:
Michael S. Steadman, Jr., Esq.
Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan, P.A.


Monitors and responds to D.C. Council legislation that affects the title industry and our consumers. We work closely with government leaders on any proposed changes that could have an impact on our members or their clients. When required, the Legislative Committee makes recommendations to the DCLTA Board on efforts that require outside lobbying to protect title professionals and the consumers in our industry.

Committee Chair:
Barbara H. Kemp
First American Title Insurance Company

Recorder of Deeds

Maintains open lines of communications with this vital government agency about recording policies and procedures. We strive to have a continuous working relationship with the Recorder of Deeds in order to make sure our members are aware of any changes that affect title or settlement procedures. When appropriate, we confer with ROD and OTR staff to evaluate proposed policies so that DCLTA may provide input before their formal adoption.

Committee Chair:
Kevin D. Anderson, Esq.
Standard Title Group, LLC


Reviews membership policies and dues structure to meet the needs of our existing members and to reach potential new ones. We are committed to delivering real value to our members and are constantly striving to determine an optimum level of service and support to our diverse membership.

Committee Chair:
Manus E. Holmes
First American Title Insurance Company