Our Team

Our Team

Meet the professionals behind Blue Ridge Title

Blue Ridge Title Company is a local, attorney-owned and operated, full-service title company.  With a combined 100 years of experience in the real estate field, our team is prepared to assist you with all real property transactions from residential refinances to large commercial purchases.

Our attorneys and settlement agents can be reached any time. Our customers can rest assured that they will receive the best of service for all of their settlement needs.

Team Members

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President and Counsel

F. Theodore “Ted” Elliot

Ted earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1969 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1976, graduating magna cum laude.  Ted is also a member of the Heuisler Honor Society, an award reserved for the top ten percent of each graduating class.

Ted practiced as an associate attorney with Zimmerman, Aldridge & Dwyer in Frederick from December 1976 to July 1978 in the general practice of law.

He has practiced law in partnership with others or alone from July, 1978, to present, specializing in real estate transactions. Ted has owned and operated several title & escrow companies and has been President and owner of Blue Ridge Title Company since 1993.  In these capacities, he has conducted approximately 20,000 closings and reviewed approximately 30,000 real estate titles.

Ted can be reached at 301-694-6888, ext. 101 or Ted@blueridgetitle.com

Vice President and Licensed Title Insurance Agent

Lauren Gastley

Lauren has a bachelor’s degree from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.  She majored in English and Communications, with a concentration in Journalism.

Lauren began working as a member of Blue Ridge Title’s support staff in August, 2002.  She has worked in every facet of Blue Ridge Title Company’s business, including recording real estate documents, processing settlements, reconciling escrow accounts and conducting settlements.  She is currently co-owner and Vice-president of Blue Ridge Title Company.

Lauren will be your main contact throughout your settlement process.  All contracts and title orders will be received by Lauren and she can be reached at any time for questions or concerns.

Lauren can be contacted at 301-694-6888, ext. 103 or Lauren@blueridgetitle.com

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Office Manager and Post-Closing

Liz Lamb

 Liz has been with Blue Ridge Title for 11 years and has 20 years of experience in the title and lending industries.  She is currently our Office Manager.

Liz also handles the post-closing portion of your settlement.  She prepares your real estate documents for recording, records them and prepares your title insurance policies.

Liz can be contacted at 301-694-6888, ext. 100 or Liz@blueridgetitle.com

Licensed Title Insurance Agent

William B. Edmonston

Bill earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola College of Baltimore in 1973 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1981, recently retiring from the practice of law after 35 years’ experience.

Bill owned and operated Superior Title Company in partnership with Ted until 1993 and as President and sole owner thereafter until 2015, and continues to serve the clients of Superior Title Company.

Bill can be reached at 301-694-6888, ext. 102 or Bill@blueridgetitle.com

Meet Our Team

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our team members!