Dwight A. Bickel
Rainier Title, Lynnwood,VVA
Dwight A. Bickel is the Corporate Counsel for Rainier Title. Based in its Lynnwood title office, he is responsible for advising all the title and escrow operations in its three Puget Sound counties. Mr. Bickel is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1978, and the University of Washington College of Business Administration in 1975. Dwight’s professional career began in a private law firm for five years handling real property transactions, bankruptcy, family law and civil litigation. Thereafter, for the past twenty-seven years, he has served as counsel and as a manager for title insurance companies.
Mr. Bickel is frequently asked to speak at seminars for real estate brokers, escrow officers and real estate lawyers. He is certified by the Washington Dept. of Licensing as an instructor for real estate services. Dwight is active in land title associations and the legal community. He was recently the President of the Washington Land Title Association, and has been a member of its Executive Committee for many years. For the past twelve years he has been a member of the American Land Title Association Forms Committee responsible for developing new title insurance forms for use throughout the United States. Dwight was a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association. He was a national Trustee of TIPAC, the political action committee for the American Land Title Association. For 16 years, Dwight has donated his time as a volunteer attorney for the Seattle-King County Bar Association’s Pro Bono program, providing free legal advice on varied real estate problems. [December 2012]