Attorneys

With an average of 14 years of settlement experience, our attorneys make sure that even your most complex deal gets closed accurately and in a timely fashion.

David has focused his practice on real estate settlements for more than 18 years and has performed more than 15,000 settlements. His strengths and efforts are combined to bring exceptional skill to conducting residential and commercial settlements.

During his career, David has taught hundreds of continuing education classes to real estate professionals and loan officers on a variety of topics. He is a member of the American Bar Association and Maryland Bar Association, and an affiliate member of the Great Capital Area Association of Realtors.

A native of Montgomery County, David graduated from Churchill High School. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1990, and his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law in 1993. David is admitted to the Maryland State Bar and District of Columbia Bar.

David is passionate about making KVS a great place to work, and spending as much time with his wife and two daughters as possible. He is obsessed with anything UVA, and loves music, tennis, the Redskins, and the Caps.

301.605.1421
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David Kanstoroom

Founding Member

Claudia has more than 14 years of legal experience. She began her career practicing family law with the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau. She later went on to join the largest family law firm in Maryland, where she handled complex domestic litigation cases involving support and property distribution issues. In 2005, Claudia decided to focus on real estate law exclusively. Since then, she has conducted thousands of real estate settlements.

Claudia is a member of the American Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association, and the Montgomery County Bar Association. She is a former member of the Montgomery County Maryland American Inn of Court.

Claudia received her B.S. from American University and her J.D. from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. She is admitted to the Maryland State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.

Claudia lives with her husband and two young kids in Columbia Heights, and enjoys doing yoga and supporting great charities, like DC WISE, Inc. 

301.605.1422
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Claudia M. Vitale

Founding Member

With more than 20 years of experience as a mortgage banker and title attorney, Marty began his legal career with Ridgway and Griffin in Rockville, MD. Rising to the rank of partner and subsequent co-owner of the firm’s title company, Universal Settlements, LLC, he conducted thousands of settlements. His contribution to Universal was instrumental in the firm’s growth and eventual sale to First American Title Insurance Company, where Marty assumed the role of Regional Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Direct Operations Manager.

Marty brought his dedication and experience to KVS Title, LLC, where he focuses his time on conducting residential and commercial real estate settlements. Marty teaches continuing education courses for real estate and mortgage professionals. He is a member of the American, Maryland, and District of Columbia Bar associations. He is also an affiliate member of the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors and District of Columbia Association of Realtors.

Marty was born and raised in the Washington Metropolitan area. He attended Gonzaga College High School, received his B.A. from Fordham University and earned his J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law. He is admitted to the Maryland State Bar and District of Columbia Bar.

Marty lives in Silver Spring, MD, with his wife and three children. He actually thinks working hard is fun—he loves a good problem to solve. But when he’s not working, he likes to coach youth sports, golf, and is an avid runner.

301.605.1423
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Marty Stanton

Founding Member

Katie joined KVS Title in 2014 with over 8 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate settlements. Her experience includes home purchase and refinance, construction finance, condominium creation, and commercial development transactions. Katie has earned a reputation among her clients as a problem solver for her ability to mediate contentious settlements and resolve complex title problems. She enjoys working with first-time homebuyers and real estate veterans alike as they navigate the purchase process.

A Capitol Hill resident, Katie is an active member of the community in which she lives and works. She has raised funds and participated in events for several of the Hill’s charitable organizations and loves being able to assist her neighbors with their real estate transactions. 

Katie received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law. She is admitted to the Virginia Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

301.605.1418
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Katie Griffin

Attorney

For the past 10 years, Danny has focused his practice on real estate transactions. With 8,000 settlements under his belt, he brings exceptional skill and experience to the settlement table. Prior to joining KVS Title, Danny was an owner and served as settlement attorney for Counselors Title in Gaithersburg, MD, and managing attorney of the Rockville Office for Universal Settlements. Danny has taught contracts and agency at hundreds of continuing real estate education courses to thousands of real estate professionals.

A native of Salisbury, MD, Danny graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park. He earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore in 2001. Danny is a member of the bars of both the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Danny lives in Kensington, MD, with his wife, two boys, and a dog named Jake. With his love for tennis, football, and hockey, Danny is an avid fan of the ATP Tennis Tour, the Washington Redskins, and the Washington Capitals. 

301.605.1414
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Danny Cantwell

Attorney

Dave has been serving the DC Metro real estate community as an attorney for more than seven years. His areas of expertise consist of commercial and residential real estate transactions, foreclosures, and matters concerning complex title issues.

Dave received his B.A. from Bridgewater State College and his J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2003. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the State of Connecticut. He is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bar Associations.

Outside of the office, Dave spends most of his time with his wife and family. His hobbies include cooking, swimming, hiking, and attempting new hobbies. 

301.605.1419
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Dave Roche

Attorney

Lisa joins KVS Title with 10 years of legal experience, focusing on commercial and residential real estate transactions. She has conducted thousands of real estate settlements and has assisted clients with contract drafting and negotiations as well as resolving complex title issues. Additionally, she has lectured in a series of seminars for first-time homebuyers.

She earned her J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law in 2003 and a B.A. from the University of Missouri in 1999. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland and the Commonwealths of Virginia and Massachusetts, and is a member of the Maryland and Montgomery County Bar Associations.

Lisa grew up on a farm in Missouri. She loves all things Missouri Tigers and despises all things Kansas Jayhawks. When not enjoying time with her husband and young daughters, she loves to cook and reminisce about her all-time favorite TV show, Lost.

240.235.5371
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Lisa Lamphier

Attorney

Prior to joining KVS Title, Gina worked as a general practice attorney in the federal government and as an associate at a large law firm handling business transactions. She also served on the staff of a historic house museum and remains involved in community arts activities. At KVS Title, Gina focuses her practice on residential real estate transactions and clearing complex title issues in preparation for settlement.

Gina earned her J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law and her B.A. from Fordham University. She also holds an M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Gina is admitted to the New York State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

When she’s not working hard at KVS, you can find her in the pottery studio, at a yoga class, or rehearsing with her amateur dance troupe. She’s a perpetual night owl, and you’ll never find her without a cup of coffee in the morning.

240.235.5377
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Gina Raimond

Attorney

Carolyn joined KVS Title in 2016, bringing seven years of experience in real estate settlements. She began her legal career as in-house counsel for a District of Columbia-based venture advisory firm and seed investment fund where her experience included mergers and acquisitions, as well as business entity formations. Buying a house in Maryland led to a career in real estate: Carolyn’s settlement attorney offered her a job. As part of successfully opening and growing the DC office of a large area title company, Carolyn has conducted thousands of real estate transactions and taught hundreds of classes to real estate professionals.

A Gamecock through and through, Carolyn received both her B.S. and J.D. from the University of South Carolina. She is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and both the Maryland and South Carolina State Bars.

Carolyn was raised in a military family and has called several places home, all of them warmer than the DC area. She now lives in Silver Spring, MD with her husband and two young children. When not wrangling said children, she enjoys hiking, cycling, reading, and Jane Austen-themed activities.

240.235.5378
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Carolyn P. Burns

Attorney

Joe joined KVS Title after several years of working in and managing title offices in Northern Virginia. While he enjoys every aspect of the settlement process from contract to close, he specializes in making his clients feel comfortable in the settlement room and at home when signing their documents.

Joe earned his J.D. from the George Mason School of Law in 2008, and is admitted to the Virginia Bar. He graduated from the University of Tampa with a B.S. in Marketing in 2002, and moved to Washington in 2005 to attend law school.

Joe enjoys spending time with his wife and young family at their home in Alexandria, and he doesn’t mind being outnumbered one bit. He also loves watching football and being active in whatever free time remains, whether that means heading to the gym or going for a bike ride along the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

240.800.5032
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Joe Moreno

Attorney

Dan has been working in the real estate industry since 2009. During that time he has conducted thousands of settlements. He enjoys helping clients navigate through difficult transactions and loves being at the table when clients purchase their first home.

Dan grew up in New York but received his J.D. from Suffolk Law in Boston MA. He is a member of the Virginia Bar and soon to be a member of the DC Bar.

When he’s not working at KVS, Dan, his wife, and dog like to spend as much time outside as possible. You can usually find them either hiking, running, or exploring one of the many trials in Virginia.

703.282.6611
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Dan Watson

Attorney

Jen has been serving the DC Metro real estate community as an attorney for more than thirteen years.

Prior to joining KVS Title, she conducted thousands of real estate closings as a Managing Attorney for a large area title company.

While you may occasionally see her at the closing table, Jen loves the challenges of being a part of the title clearance team. Her areas of expertise consist of residential real estate transactions, foreclosures, and devising creative solutions to title issues.

Jen received her B.A. from Towson University and her J.D. from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia, and is a member of both Bar Associations. A long-time Hill resident, Jen spends her spare time with her rescue beagle, Millie, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village, and trying new restaurants.

202.338.0303
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Jennifer Fitzpatrick

Attorney

Melissa began her legal career as a trial attorney at the Baltimore Law Firm of Tydings and Rosenberg, LLP, where she primarily handled trials in the areas of products liability, corporate and commercial litigation, and products liability. From 1997 to 2011, Melissa worked of counsel at Brault Graham, LLC, where she focused primarily on appellate brief writing. Melissa then turned her energies to the real estate world, where she represented hundreds of homeowners facing foreclosure. Prior to joining KVS, Melissa was managing attorney of the DC office for a large settlement company, where she conducted hundreds of settlements and taught a myriad of educational classes for real estate professionals in Maryland and DC.

Born and raised in Smithtown, New York, Melissa received her B.A. from Duke University, where she graduated with a degree in Political Science and Political Philosophy. While attending Duke, Melissa attended the prestigious Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, where she studied comparative British and American Law. This experience compelled her to attend law school at Washington & Lee University School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor in 1991.

Melissa is a member of the Maryland State and Montgomery County Bar Association, and an affiliate member of GCAAR. She loves watching college sports (especially when her Duke Blue Devils are playing) and, in her free time, works as a fitness instructor at Sport & Health. She also enjoys volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, and visiting her two children in college--as often as they will let her!

240.235-5686
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Melissa Brault

Attorney

The KVS team has been our go-to settlement company for over a decade. They are the best in the business and have consistently taken great care of our clients with passion, patience and professionalism. Needless to say, we are big fans!

—Hans Wydler, Associate Broker, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Core staff

Work with us and you’ll see: We employ the most efficient, hardworking professionals in the industry. Besides being passionate about what they do, we encourage each team member to be proactive and responsive to our clients’ needs. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

Susan Lilly

Director of Operations
301.605.1424

With more than 30 years of experience in the real estate settlement industry, Susan is well equipped to manage the pre- and post-closing divisions of KVS Title, LLC. During her career, Susan has honed her expertise in the settlement process by abstracting and examining titles, surveying and mastering every aspect of settlement processing. Our clients, attorneys, and staff confidently rely on her unmatched knowledge of settlement transactions. 

She loves working for KVS because the company understands the importance of team building and that a good work-life balance for their employees leads to customers receiving the friendliest, most professional service available in the industry. Her motto is: Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best.

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Amy Werner

Pre-Settlement Processor
301.605.1430

Amy started her career in real estate, which enabled her to develop valuable knowledge about the industry before joining KVS. Born and raised in the Washington, DC, area, she graduated from James Madison University and received her M.B.A. from Virginia Tech. 

Amy loves KVS for the wonderful team-oriented atmosphere—she enjoys coming to work every day with great people and great perks. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the gym, and traveling to warm places.

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Elizabeth Kidwell

Assistant Director of Operations
301.605.1428

Elizabeth brings over 18 years of settlement processing experience to KVS Title and loves the tight-knit family she works with. 

She was born and raised in Hyattsville, MD, where she lives today with her husband and daughter. She has been an avid bowler since she was a kid and goes to Las Vegas every year to hit the slots and shows.

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Kathleen Powers

Pre-Settlement Processor
301.605.1417

Kathleen has been with KVS since 2011 and loves her role as pre-settlement processor. She grew up in Columbia, MD, and graduated from Virginia Tech with degrees in Political Science and Psychology. Before KVS, she was a Sales Manager for Toll Brothers and sold communities in Howard, Montgomery, and Anne Arundel counties. 

In the summer, she enjoys jogging around the monuments in DC, kickboxing, and other warm-weather sports. In the winter you can find her binge-watching Netflix and reading sci-fi novels. She’s a Ravens, Nats, and Caps fan by choice, but is required by blood to root for any Boston team.

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Christine White

Assistant Director of Operations
301.605.1429

Christine brings more than 10 years of settlement processing experience to her role as the post-settlement manager. She was born and raised in Montgomery County, MD, where she still resides with her husband and golden doodle. She loves working at KVS Title and truly enjoys being a member of the team.

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Alexis Strong

Director of Client Services
240.235.1542

Alexis joined KVS in 2013 as a pre-settlement coordinator, and the team quickly became her second family. She is extremely happy to be part of such a caring and driven company.

Born and raised in Athens, GA, Alexis moved to DC in 2010 to work for CBS in the sports radio department. She loves running, sleeping until noon, the smell of Fenway, and watching baseball with her dad. She dislikes the designated hitter, cottage cheese, and bathing suit season.

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Lellyett Wentworth

Pre-Settlement Processor
240.235.5367

Lellyett brings a real interest and talent in the field to her position at KVS. She enjoys working with her enthusiastic colleagues, as well as meeting new buyers and sellers and helping them through the real estate settlement process. 

In her free time, she frequently visits the Chesapeake Bay and the Shenandoah River. She loves any sort of outdoor activities, especially canoeing, fishing, and hiking.

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Wendy Silverman

Pre-Settlement Processor
240.235.1566

Wendy has more than 20 years of real estate processing experience. She has built many strong relationships with loan officers and real estate agents. And she prides herself on providing a positive settlement experience for all of her clients. 

Born and raised in the Washington, DC, area (and a dyed-in-the-wool Redskins fan), Wendy graduated from Arizona State University with a Justice Studies degree. She loves being active and has completed several triathlons with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program, helping to raise thousands of dollars for the charity. 

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Catherine Alexander

Pre-Settlement Processor
240.235.5382

With more than six years experience in the hospitality and event planning business, she admires KVS for the staff’s attention to detail and cooperative approach to exceeding client expectations. 

Raised in Northern Virginia, Catherine graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Hospitality and Tourism Management. In her free time, she loves exploring new areas, whether it’s up-and-coming neighborhoods in DC or traveling abroad. Most weekends you can find her at the dog park with her rescue pup, or checking out live music with her fiance. 

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Carrie Kelly

Settlement Processor
240.800.5036

Carrie brings over 20 years of experience in the title business to KVS. She enjoys working with agents, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and loves working at KVS because of the support system. Having floater assistance allows a great work-life balance.

Carrie was born and raised in PG County and now lives in Howard County with her husband, son, daughter, dog, cat, turtle and fish. She loves being the mom of two very active children who are involved in travel sports. She also enjoys going to concerts and spending time at the beach.

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Erika Clark

Settlement Processor
240.800.5028

Erika has been working in the title industry for almost 18 years, with pre-processing, post-closing and management experience. She found that pre-processing was her “niche” in the title industry and has focused solely on that for the last 8 years.

Erika grew up in Southern Vermont, and has 3 children. She spends as much time as possible horseback riding and walking. Erika says that transitioning to KVS Title has been the best decision she’s made throughout her career.

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Jackie Shumate

Settlement Processor
240.235.5681

Jackie brings over 12 years of settlement processing experience in the DMV, and also has extensive knowledge in post-closing and clearing titles.

Jackie prides herself on always going the extra mile to ensure every client gets the best of care during their homebuying process.

Born in Glendale, Arizona, as a military child, Jackie has lived in many places, but the DC area has been her home for 20+ years. She really enjoys the amazing close-knit team environment at KVS. Outside the office, she loves spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys baking fabulous cakes and traveling!

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Ashley Walker

Settlement Processor
240.800.5030

Ashley brings over 14 years’ experience in the title industry. She loves being able to help people with one of the most exciting times in their life, home ownership. She and her husband have a beautiful baby boy and two furry children. She was born and raised in Virginia where she still resides with her family.

She enjoys dancing, yoga and hiking. She also enjoys watching the Washington Redskins and Capital win!

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Barri Wood Finlay

Settlement Processor
240.800.5034

Barri brings more than 20 years of experience as a Settlement Processor . She truly enjoys working with the many agents that she has encountered over the years, and takes pride in making the settlement experience a smooth one for all.

Barri was born and raised in Virginia, and graduated from Radford University with a BA in Finance. She moved to the DC area in 2000 and really enjoys attending the many sporting events, concerts and museums available in the tri-state area.

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Angela Eastman

Settlement Agent
240.762.5568

Angela has over 15 years of experience in the title industry, and has been a licensed settlement agent since 2004. She has extensive knowledge of the Virginia market, where she currently resides. Angela grew up in Maryland and graduated from Marymount University with a degree in business finance. Before KVS, she managed a title company office in Virginia where she specialized in estate, investor and construction transactions. She also had the pleasure of serving as Captain of the Washington Redskins Cheerleader Ambassador team.

Angela enjoys yoga and running through the beautiful landscape of Georgetown. She loves spending time with her husband and two Chihuahuas, Santana and Taylor- both of whom were named after Washington Redskins players!

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Chrysell Dugue'

Settlement Agent
240.762.5575

Chrysell has more than 10 years of processing experience, as well as extensive knowledge of abstracting and post-closing. She loves working with agents, and thrives in a fast-paced environment.

Chrysell enjoys working with co-workers that are genuinely nice and share her passion towards providing great customer service. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and enjoying Caribbean music, true to her culture.

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Kate Brunner

Settlement Processor
240.235.5382

Kate loves working with real estate agents and  is motivated to provide a positive and pleasant settlement experience to all of her clients. . She thrives in a fast-paced environment, and loves working at KVS because of the support system.

A graduate of Salisbury University, she now lives in Baltimore, Maryland. In her free time she enjoys exploring her city, working out, and spending time with friends and family.

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Sarah Menzer

Pre-Settlement Processor
301.605.1420

Bio Coming Soon

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Rosi Gonzalez

Pre-Settlement Processor
301.605.1420

Bio Coming Soon

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