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Executive Team

David K. Mason

Chief Executive Officer
(703) 658-1634


David K. Mason started in the title business in 2006, and officially took over as Universal Title’s Chief Executive Officer in 2012. Today he leads a team that consists of over 85 individuals across more than 20 locations, and consistently ranks in the top 3 Title Companies in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area by the Washington Business Journal. Universal Title has also been nationally recognized by First American Title Insurance Company as one of its top agents. In 2020 David helped launch BKCO Title and Escrow, a sister company of Universal Title, that currently operates in Washington State.

As a native of the Washington, D.C. area, David gets great joy from being able to assist so many people in the community realize the dream of homeownership. Having gotten his start during a period in our history when so many families lost their homes, those formative years continue to influence the direction of Universal Title. As the real estate transaction has increasingly become more complicated and burdensome, his mission has been one of making the settlement process easier, more transparent, more efficient, and more enjoyable for all the parties involved.
David’s vision for Universal Title is that it continues to be an organization where individuals exceed what they previously thought they were personally and professionally capable of achieving.

David is a graduate of Duke University where he majored in Economics and was a four-year letterman and captain of the baseball team. He earned his J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law and is admitted to the Virginia State Bar and District of Columbia Bar.

Jennifer Mason Halsted

(703) 738-1420

Jennifer Mason Halsted was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2001. She is also admitted in the District of Columbia Bar. She received an A.B. in Economics and Political Science from Duke University in 1998, and her law degree in 2001 from University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to joining The Mason Law Firm, PLC, she worked for Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P. in Washington D.C. Mrs. Halsted’s areas of practice include residential real estate transactions, corporate transactions and general business matters. Mrs. Halsted’s current responsibilities include representing Universal Title’s clients who specialize in investments and hard-money lending.

Teresa Darnell

Executive Director of Business Development & Sales
(571) 271-6284


After taking a hiatus from a career in sales/client development to raise her two daughters, Teresa came back full force and joined Universal Title as a settlement agent and was instrumental in the growth of the Arlington and Tysons offices. As the company grew, so did Teresa’s desire for growth. She began adding members to the business development team and rose through the ranks of Universal Title to become the Executive Director of Business Development & Sales. Teresa is passionate about the growth and development of the Business Development team and Universal Title.

Samantha La Mell, J.D.

Regional Director, Maryland
(443) 219-0305

Samantha La Mell joined Universal Title and The Mason Law Firm, PLC in 2012. She received a B.A. in Law and Society and graduated cum laude from American University in 2001. Mrs. La Mell received her law degree with a concentration in Real Estate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2011, where she graduated magna cum laude. Mrs. La Mell is admitted to the Maryland State Bar (2011).

David V. Mason

Founder and Chairman


David V. Mason is the founder of Universal Title. He was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1973. He received his B. S. in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1968, and his law degree from George Washington University in 1973. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Fairfax County Bar Association. Mr. Mason’s areas of specialty include residential real estate transactions, corporate and general business matters and transactions, and automation of real estate settlement procedures.

Carrie Mock, J.D.

Regional Director, Virginia
(703) 468-0350

Carrie L. Mock joined Universal Title and The Mason Law Firm, PLC in their Fairfax and Kingstowne offices in 2012. She received a B.S. in Systems Engineering with a concentration in Finance from the University of Virginia in 1988, and her law degree from George Mason University School of Law in 1995. Ms. Mock is admitted to the Virginia State Bar (1995).

Stephanie Norfolk, J.D.

Title Supervisor
(443) 219-0486

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Falls Church, VA 22046

P: (703) 348-6533

F: (703) 822-5969


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