Andrew D. Mikell, Esq.
State Manager & Title Counsel
Andy was engaged in private practice for 13 years before becoming State Manager and Title Counsel at Vermont Attorneys Title Corporation (VATC) in 1997. At VATC Andy is a problem solver – helping over 200 member attorneys and their staffs resolve title issues. He graduated from Williams College and Vermont Law School. He chaired the Vermont Bar Association’s Title Standards subcommittee for 7 years and the VBA Real Property Law Committee for 8 years. Andy and his wife have two grown sons. They live in Williston where he served as a member of the town select board and the school board.
Prior to joining VATC in 2010, Jayne worked as a paralegal for a busy real estate law firm in Burlington. A native Vermonter and not your typical Nana, Jayne doesn’t sit around on the weekends working on counted-cross stitch. She’s usually on her road bike pounding out the miles in a century ride or working out her TRID aggression in a Spin class before work. Jayne has two grown children and two grandchildren. She and her husband, Steve, live in South Burlington.
Katie is a native Vermonter who graduated from Suffolk University. Prior to joining VATC in 2010, Katie worked as a legal assistant in two law firms. She has held a Realtors® license as well as a Top Secret Clearance from the U.S. Government. Katie lives in Milton with her husband, Sam, and daughter and she plays in a field hockey league. If you talk hockey with Katie you’d better be a Canadiens’ fan!
Elizabeth A. Smith, Esq.
Liz graduated from St. Michael’s College in 2007, earning her degree in Political Science and Global Studies, and received her J.D. from Vermont Law School in 2011. While in law school, Liz clerked for Judge Thomas Durkin in the Environmental Division of the Vermont Superior Court where she gained first-hand knowledge of environmental and land use issues. After graduating, Liz worked as a real estate attorney at a busy practice in Essex where was immersed in all aspects of real estate law. Liz and her husband and their daughter live in Underhill Center.
Lau grew up in Shelburne. She knows many sides of the real estate industry. Before joining VATC, Lau worked for a building contractor for many years. She also worked over 10 years as a legal assistant in a busy Chittenden County office. Lau and her husband live in Essex. They have spent many hours in hockey rinks watching their three sons play hockey.
Debbie grew up in Randolph with her parents and two brothers. She has lived all over Vermont and is now living in Groton with her husband, 3 Adult children and a granddaughter. She served as Town Clerk and assistant town clerk for nine years in the town of Northfield. After moving, she worked for herself doing title work for 13 years. She looks forward to the summer time when she can spend time with friends and family out at their camp on Lake St. Catherine.
Judith joined the VATC team in 2016 as a member of our post-closing title update team. Prior to joining VATC, Judith conducted title searches for an independent searching company. A Rutland native and graduate of Dickinson College, Judith obtained her Master’s degree from UVM and worked for many years as a certified site technician and septic system designer in Vermont and Massachusetts. An avid reader and a costume seamstress for Lyric Theater, Judith lives with her husband Daulton in Essex Junction, and is designing and constructing a 1600 gallon rainwater collection system for her gardens.