Industry Leading Experience

Lawyers 1st Title, established in 2002, is seen and respected as one of the best title companies in South Florida and was awarded one of the top ten title agencies in the state by underwriters, Westcor Land Title and The Fund. Over the years, Lawyers 1st Title has successfully closed thousands of transactions in residential and commercial purchases and refinances.

Committed & Trusted

Lawyers 1st Title is committed to delivering quality title work and top notch customer service. We utilize the best trained and skilled team to get the job done.

No matter if a client is buying or selling, our team of industry professionals are experts at handling a transaction from opening a file and ordering title, lien searches, preparing final HUD settlement statements, closing documents and much more.

Lawyers 1st Title is the exclusive provider of Better Homes and Gardens – Florida 1st Realty

Our Team

We know title and closing processes inside and out. Our #1 goal is to provide you with the best closing experience possible. Our team of professionals take care of everything from start to finish. We even have in-house attorneys to handle any legal matters that may arise. Our team has over 100 years of experience in the title industry!

Gus Carratt

Owner, Attorney

A native of Fort Lauderdale, Gus received his undergraduate degree in business from Florida State University and his Juris Doctorate from Nova Law School. Mr. Carratt has been practicing law since 1988. Gus enjoys AV rating from Martindale Hubbell’s peer review ratings. An AV rating is the highest standard an attorney can achieve for both ability and ethics in the practice of law.

Gus has conducted several thousand closings in residential and commercial real estate, and is involved in the day to day operations of the title business. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the closing of real estate transactions.

Glenn Leonard

Owner, Attorney

A native of Fort Lauderdale, Glenn has practiced law for more than 39 years in Broward County and enjoys an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. An AV rating is the highest rating available to attorneys and reflects the level of ability and ethical standards. Only 16% of attorneys have an AV rating. Glenn received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctorate from Nova Law School.

Glenn has personally conducted over 10,000 real estate closings in residential and commercial real estate, and as a result has the necessary experience to deal with almost any concern or issue that may arise during a transaction.

Catherine Carratt Whiddon

Owner, Marketing Director

A native of Fort Lauderdale, Catherine brings a wealth of knowledge with over 30 years of experience in commercial banking, real estate sales, mortgage and title services. With a degree in finance, she also oversees critically important aspects of the company such as the escrow account finances. This includes ensuring that all monies are accounted for daily in the escrow accounts and facilitates the outside, third party monthly reconciliations.

As all title companies are audited annually by their underwriters, Lawyers 1st Title has had a spotless track record since it’s founding in 2002.


Here’s what our happy clients have to say:

Gus Carratt and his team, including Lisa P., made everything flow flawlessly, and they have homemade pastries! 👏🏼 Thank you!
Giorgio O.
Glenn Leonard always does a wonderful closing! Great job Marcia!
Sondra D.
Thank you to Carrie Fish, Sara Barnes and the team at Lawyers 1st Title for a successful closing for our sellers… y’all ROCK!!!
Wes E.
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