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First American Property and Casualty Insurance Group named James J. Court president of the company, effective June 23, 2014. Court is based in the company’s office at 4 First American Way, Santa Ana, Calif. 92707.
“Jim is a proven leader and I look forward to working with him to position our company for continued success,” said Larry Davidson, division president, First American Specialized Groups.
Court had served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of First American Property and Casualty Insurance Group since 2007 and has been with the company since 1999. He has been closely involved in the development and execution of the company’s operational strategy and information technology initiatives.
Before joining First American Property and Casualty Insurance Group, Court held operations and information technology leadership positions with Printronix, Inc. and MGE UPS Systems, where he led successful business and technology transformations.
Court earned a bachelor's degree in Information Systems from the University of Redlands and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.
Dirk McNamee will assume the role of vice chairman of First American Property and Casualty Insurance Group. In creating this new role, the organization will continue to benefit from his risk management expertise and industry knowledge.
About First American Property and Casualty Insurance Group
First American Property and Casualty Insurance Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), offers quality, competitively priced property and casualty insurance products to home buyers through independent agents and directly through the escrow or closing process. For more information, visit
About First AmericanFirst American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions that traces its heritage back to 1889. First American also provides title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; property and casualty insurance; and banking, trust, and investment advisory services. With revenues of $5 billion in 2013, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. More information about the company can be found at