Teri K. Callen
Teri K. Callen is Vice President-Special Programs Director with Chicago Title Insurance Company-South Carolina. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the USC School of Law, having taught both Real Estate Transactions I & II.
In addition to her background in commercial real estate transactions, lender representation, title curative work and real property litigation, Ms. Callen is a former commercial lender and former State Counsel and Senior Underwriting Counsel for national title insurance underwriters in South Carolina. She utilizes her expansive knowledge of real estate, residential and commercial mortgage lending, and title insurance to assist title agents and real estate attorneys in closing and insuring transactions while minimizing risk.
A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Teri earned her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of South Carolina. She received the Gold Compleat Lawyer Award in 2009 by the University of South Carolina School of Law, an award given to alumni in recognition of their significant contributions to the legal profession and high standards of professional competence, ethics and integrity, and is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal AbilityTM by Martindale- Hubbell.
She has been featured in Columbia Business Monthly as a “Legal Elite of the Midlands” for Banking & Finance Law (2012) and Residential Real Estate Law (2016) and won the 2014 J. Lee McDonald Award for outstanding contributions to the Palmetto Land Title Association (PLTA). Ms. Callen is a frequent lecturer and contributing author for continuing education seminars relating to real estate law and title insurance for the South Carolina Bar, PLTA, NCLTA, ALTA, NBI and financial institutions, among others. She is Past President of PLTA and has also served as Chair of its Communications, Convention, Legislative, and Membership Committees. Ms. Callen is a graduate of the SC Bankers School at the Darla Moore School of Business and is a former Past President of the Central SC Chapter of the Risk Management Association (RMA). She is a member of the South Carolina Bar, where she served on the Executive Council of the Young Lawyer’s Division from 1999 to 2001 and co-developed with the late Dave Whitener, Esq., the SC Bar’s Real Estate Essentials course, which she presents annually. Teri is Past President and Foundation Chair of the Rotary Club of Five Points (Columbia) and has been awarded its Rotarian of the Year and Service Above Self awards. When she is not volunteering, she enjoys off-shore fishing and traveling the world with her daughter Ava.