About ATG

Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATG®) was founded in 1964 by a group of Illinois lawyers concerned about the erosion of the lawyer's role in real estate transactions.

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Through the years, our goal has remained the same: To provide our member agents with a level of support and services that empowers them to give their clients high quality legal assistance with real estate transactions — including real estate title insurance, estate planning, and related services. Follow us on LinkedIn.

Financial Ratings

ATG has a solid track record of success, both financially and through member retention and repeat business. The company built its significant market share by providing excellent service at competitive prices.

Our Mission

To be the premier lawyer service organization for the benefit of the profession and the public.

ATG Member Agents

ATG member agents are practicing attorneys throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan. ATG is widely known as an advocate for lawyers and the clients they serve. We offer the products, services, and tools lawyers need to serve clients and compete effectively. By monitoring and analyzing legislation and business trends that affect consumers and their lawyers' ability to represent them, ATG takes customer care to a higher degree than its competitors. 

Not a Member Agent? Learn about the advantages of joining ATG at Agency Program Benefits. Or hear it firsthand from our members. We think you'll like what you hear!

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Title Insurance

Title insurance is indemnity against loss resulting from defects in or liens upon a title (see 7 Reasons Why Every Homebuyer Needs Owner's Title Insurance). ATG provides title insurance to homebuyers and lenders through a network of more than 4,000 lawyers. Founded in 1964, ATG is the only Bar-Related® title insurance company in Illinois. The term "Bar-Related" means that our agents, or "members," are lawyers who issue title insurance policies as part of their law practices. Click here for general information about title insurance and why you need it.

The Closing Process

Purchasing a home is the biggest financial transaction in a consumer's lifetime. The closing — when you legally commit to your mortgage loan — is one of the most important parts of the process. Our national trade association, the American Land Title Association (ALTA), has a great website for consumers that explains all aspects, Home Closing 101. Check it out!

ATG Subsidiaries

ATG also offers additional services and revenue opportunities for lawyers and their clients through our subsidiary companies.

The ATG website is a valuable resource (some content is for ATG member agents only):

  • Learn about the benefits of ATG membership and the importance of having a lawyer represent your interests in a real estate transaction;
  • Find contact information, including a complete phone and e-mail directory of ATG staff and a voicemail directory of independent closers;
  • Find the most current information on ATG services, events, and seminars;
  • View ATG publications archives; and
  • Obtain directions and a map to any ATG closing facility.