Meet The Team

VIRGINIA-Gainesville & Fairfax

James “Jim” Mitchell III
President
Founder/President of Metropolitan Title LLC, Metropolitan Escrow & Title LLC earned a Juris Doctor from The American University, Washington College of Law in 1983. Jim was licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1983 and in the State of Maryland in 1984. The Texas operations; commenced in 2005.
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Douglas Collins, Jr., Esq.
Vice President/ General Counsel
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Stephanie Purvis
Director Business Development ( Virginia/DC Metro )
Stephane Purvis Director of Business Development Stephanie comes to Metropolitan Title LLC after 5 years experience as an Account Executive in the Title Industry . She is also very experienced in Purchase and Refinance Real Estate closings. Stephanie also previously helped her husband, John with his Real Estate Business. He is a 3rd generation REALTOR in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.
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Kiernan Penna
Closing Manager ( Virginia/DC Metro )
Kiernan joined the company in the summer of 1988 working part time as a legal assistant while attending George Mason University. Having worked for an estate lawyer in Alexandria , VA for a short stint, she was eager to dive into something more fast paced. After graduating, she accepted a full time position as a transaction settlement coordinator and has been assisting Jim Mitchell in all aspects
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Jennifer (Jenny) Seymour
Office Manager ( Virginia/DC Metro )
Jenny started in the title industry in 2005, She is a Virginia and Maryland Licensed Title Insurance Agent, throughout her career, she has done it all, from pre-processing all the way through to post-closing. As the Office manager of our Gainesville branch, Jenny performs in many capacities. When out of the office, she enjoys spending time camping with her husband and dog.
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Noelia Figueroa
VP Pennsylvania Operations ( Pennsylvania/FloridaVirginia/DC Metro )
Noelia Moreno Figueroa National / VP Pennsylvania Operations Noelia joined Metropolitan Title in February of 1999, just a few months after graduating from Law School. Her primary function as VP Pennsylvania Operations is to manage and grow new client relationships in our Pennsylvania office. She is currently a licensed Settlement Agent in 12 states and conducts closings in both English and Spanish.
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Ryan Mitchell
Settlement Processor
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Sandy Fleming
Settlement Agent
Sandy has over 10 years experience in the real estate industry. She is also fluent in Spanish. She has conducted several thousand real estate settlements in both English and Spanish. Sandy’s attention to detail and personal touch makes her an excellent Settlement Officer. She has been a resident of Burke since 1994.
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Scott Hamilton
General Counsel
Scott Hamilton joined the team at Metropolitan Title in 2020 as General Counsel and Settlement Agent. After working as a solo practitioner in Houston, Texas, his interest in commercial and residential real estate led him to Metropolitan. As a member of the team in the DMV area, Scott has closed hundreds of transactions from Baltimore, MD to Winchester, VA. A 2017 graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Scott is licensed to practice law in Texas, Washington (state), North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia. In addition, he is a qualified to serve as settlement agent for properties in Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. Scott enjoys current events, Fall weather, and spending as much time as possible with his adorable mutt, Remus.”
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Leigh Helms
Settlement Processor
Leigh Helms is the newest member to our Gainesville Team, joining in December of 2020. Before coming aboard with Metropolitan Title Leigh worked as a legal assistance for a local law firm working with foreclosure properties and the sale of those properties in Maryland and Virginia. Outside of the office Leigh enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, helping her husband with his amateur blacksmith shop, and learning leather working for mediaeval/fantasy amour.
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Rhonda Gobie
Settlement Processor
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VIRGINIA-Leesburg, Middleburg & Winchester

Kerry Self
Regional Operations Manager ( Virginia/DC Metro )
Kerry manages the daily operations for the Leesburg, Middleburg and Winchester offices. Kerry has decades of expertise in the real estate industry having owned her own title company after successfully growing and managing two others. Kerry is widely sought after and respected in the industry for her organization, attention to detail, personal approach and overall knowledge of real estate.
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Paul Pelish
Settlement Officer ( Virginia/DC Metro )
Paul received a dual major Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia in 1989, and received his Juris Doctor from the George Mason University School of Law (now the Antonin Scalia Law School) in 1997 where Paul served as the President of the Student Bar Association. Paul owned and operated Historic Title, LLC in Leesburg, Virginia for 14 …
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Charles Fincher
Regional Manager/Of Counsel ( Virginia/DC Metro )
Charles, along with Paul and Kerry, operate and manage our western offices, including Leesburg, Middleburg and Winchester. Charles is an attorney with more than 26 years of experience in real estate matters (including commercial, residential and title). Beyond transactions, he handles land use/zoning, landlord/tenant, creditor/debtor, business sales and formation, neighbor law, conservation.
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