Adjunct Professor, Real Estate Transactions
First American Title Insurance Company
Carol received her Bachelor of Science degree from Rivier College and her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the Lezar School of Law at Southern Illinois University. She clerked for the Honorable Rudolph J. Kass of the Appeals Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She is admitted to the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bars, a member of the Title Standards Committee of the Real Estate Section of the New Hampshire Bar, and past President of the NH Title Association.
She has worked in the conveyancing industry since 1983. She was a founding member of McNicholas & Willoughby, PA, and Of Counsel with Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson PA, where she worked on numerous complex real estate projects and litigated a variety of title disputes.
Carol joined First American for the first time in September of 2004 in claims and underwriting, and for the second time in September of 2011 in her current position. She has been chosen by her peers to appear in “The Best Lawyers in America®” in the practice area of Real Estate Law multiple years.
She is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for NeighborWorks of Greater Manchester, Chair of the Seacoast Safari Cycle for Life to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and a member of the National Leadership Council for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Attorney Willoughby has participated extensively as a lecturer on title insurance and real estate topics for various professional organizations and associations, including but not limited to the New Hampshire Bar Association, the Mortgage Bankers and Brokers Association of New Hampshire, and the New Hampshire Board of Realtors.