Chicago Title Orinda

Throughout the years, Chicago Title Insurance Company has grown in stature with a solid reputation for integrity and standing the test of time. Much has changed in 160-plus years, but the fundamental principles upon which the Company was founded are steadfast. They are outstanding customer service, untarnished reputation for integrity and a rock solid, enduring identity that is synonymous with the necessary expertise to insure your most prized asset: your home.


Recommendations (148)

Jul 15, 2017

Lisa Shoenhouse recommends Shannon Vicencio

Shannon is the very best. The experience and intelligence she brings to the table is unsurpassed. Thanks again to the whole team at Chicago Title, including Leah, Kate, Leo and Sam. I am sure there are others.
Jul 12, 2017

Nicole DelPrado recommends Kate Koens

Kate Koens has been my Go-To escrow officer for my purchases and refi's. She is exceptional and always is very responsive and professional. I refer her to all my colleagues.
Jun 22, 2017

Sue Layng recommends Shannon Vicencio

Both Kate & Shannon work seamlessly together and make my clients so comfortable it is a treat to work with them!
Jun 14, 2017

Dana Green recommends Sam Mariano


The customer service I receive from Sam, escrow after escrow, is absolutely incredible. Sam is responsive, informative, smart and kind! He is an absolute asset to me and to my real estate business and I am most grateful for his constant commitment to our success. Thank you Sam!
Jun 14, 2017

Russ Burch recommends Sam Mariano

Broker Associate Remax Accord Walnut Creek CA

Sam is very communicative, responsive, resourceful and knowledgeable! A real pleasure to do business with! I highly recommend Sam!
May 21, 2017

Lisa Schoenhouse recommends Shannon Vicencio

Shannon at Chicago Title in Orinda is the best. She's professional, knowlegeable and friendly. My clients love her. You can not go wrong! Lisa Schoenhouse Broker Associate Pacific Union
May 21, 2017

Lisa Schoenhouse recommends Shannon Vicencio

Shannon at Chicago Title in Orinda is the best. She's professional, knowlegeable and friendly. My clients love her. You can not go wrong! Lisa Schoenhouse Broker Associate Pacific Union
Apr 19, 2017

Leslie Manzone recommends Shannon Vicencio

I have worked with the Orinda Chicago Title Company for many years I would highly recommend there office to any of my clients and colleagues they provide exceptional service
Feb 23, 2017

Helen Davis recommends Leo Kelly

Chicago Title

I have worked with Leo Kelly before he is very good very quick responsive with everyone involved in a transaction.Most of the time he answer the phone when i call his office.I will continue work with Leo again please do not change anything you are prefect.Helen
Jan 6, 2017

Renee Kee Maeda recommends Sam Mariano

Realtor - Antonia Quanstrom Team at KW - WC

Sam is a true professional - responsive and always ready to help. He's a wealth of knowledge and a "go to" resource. I highly recommend Sam!
Dec 2, 2016

Dana Green recommends Leo Kelly


We had a very difficult solar situation and Leo was absolutely incredible with his follow-through and diligence with the solar company. His communication was outstanding and at all times, he was a step ahead of us which is hard to do! Thank you for your hard work on our behalf!
Dec 2, 2016

Ceara Kennerly recommends Leo Kelly

Transaction Coordinator

I have never worked with Leo before but he was really great to work with! Always on-task, responds promptly and has made this transaction nice and smooth! Thanks Leo - hope to work with you again!
Aug 31, 2016

Diane Britto recommends Sam Mariano

Broker Associate

In the course of representing Buyers & Sellers, they often ask "who would you use for title & escrow?" I always provide them with great choices along with my take on past experiences. Sam & Chicago Title never disappoint with the service & expertise they provide. They've been making my job easier for two & half decades!

Sam's marketing ideas are original & spot-on to keep me in front of my clients an in the hunt for those I might represent in the future. Thank you for all you do.
Aug 25, 2016

Marianne Greene recommends Sam Mariano

Real Estate Broker

I have known Sam Mariano for over 10 years and I have always had a great working relationship with him. He is always so friendly and positive. I appreciate how knowledgeable and resourceful he is.
He always goes above and beyond to help with difficult title issues.
I hope to work with Sam and his team at Chicago Title in Orinda for many more years.
- Marianne Greene, Broker
Village Associates
Jun 14, 2016

Irene Steslow recommends Kate Koens

Realtor at Alain Pinel Realtors

Kate and her entire team are extremely professional and buttoned up. I appreciate their attention to detail and sense of urgency when handling my transactions. In addition, they truly understand the importance of client service to both me and my clients.
Jun 10, 2016

Amy Price recommends Shannon Vicencio


If I have a choice in title companies I always use Chicago Title in Orinda because that is where rockstars work! The whole team is fabulous but especially Shannon Vicencio. She just helped me close a challenging transaction that needed A LOT of attention from me and my clients. She was patient, knowledgable and extremely responsive around the clock. If you want the best in the business, ask for Shannon. Thank you so much!
Jun 6, 2016

Rob Olson recommends Shannon Vicencio

RE Broker - Pacific Union

Great, as always!
Feb 2, 2016

Kim Kumnick recommends Shannon Vicencio

Shannon was kind, quick, knowledgeable, helpful, and so friendly.
Jan 21, 2016

Susan Haumeder recommends Shannon Vicencio


Shannon and her folks did a great job of support the sale of my parents home after their death. An emotional time for the family. I am very grateful for her the clear and quick answers, and occasional research, needed to make the transaction complete smoothly.

Jul 17, 2015

Minerva Calpotura recommends Kate Koens

Post Closing Specialist at Ethos Lending

Kate responds very quickly to requests for assistance, specially sending the HUD1s which we, as a company, need to be able to ship our files to investors within the required timeframe. Great job, Kate!
Jul 14, 2015

David Bellinger recommends Kate Koens

Senior Loan Officer

I had the opportunity to work with Kate and Scott on a purchase escrow that had to close in less than 30 days . Their prompt service and willingness to assist us in clearing conditions for approval made the quick closing possible. Their assistance in researching an old foreclosure on a different property as well as commit to a same day recording made closing the high balance FHA loan in less than 30 days possible. Thanks Kate and Scott for your commitment to great service.
Jul 7, 2015

bill polsley recommends Kate Koens


I was the agent for the buyer. Your group including Leo and Kate did a great job if keeping me well informed. Thanks for the great job! Bill
Jul 1, 2015

Joan Cleveland recommends Shannon Vicencio

Broker Associate, MBA

To all buyers and agents,

Shannon and her support group at Chicago Title are the best. No detail is missed, nothings is too much for her. She know more about the real estate laws and resources to get everything organized in a timely manner than anyone I have worked with. This is why I try to open a pre-sale escrow with her before I put a listing on the market.

Jun 26, 2015

Tammie Randolph recommends Kate Koens

Real Estate Closer- Chevron Federal Credit Union

Kate Koens was a pleasure to work with. She handled the loan closing like a pro. She was prompt, professional, and wiling to help close the loan quickly while streamlining our auditing process. I hope that she continuously gets recognized for her service and knowledgable presence.
Jun 23, 2015

Sandra Meily recommends Kate Koens

Real Estate Professional

Unfortunately, my transactions are NEVER black and white. There are always nuances that are not always easy to catch. Sometimes there are Sellers and/or Buyers that need hand -holding. More often demanding agents, processors and loan agents want their needs answered immediately.

Fortunately, I found Kate's team. Thru the years, I have entrusted my escrows with Chicago Title.They work seamlessly together and are always on top of issues, big and small.

I run my business using specific tools. I like to be able to respond to my clients FAST thru emails, texts and phone calls. It is a match because Kate, Adam, and Michelle ALWAYS answers my emails or calls in a timely manner. By doing so I am able to avert a lot of confusion, misunderstandings and potential negative situations.

Keep up the good work!

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