C. Hayden Chapman


C. Hayden Chapman
Adjunct Professor
B.A. University of Oklahoma, 1972
J.D. Univeristy of Oklahoma, 1989

C. Hayden Chapman is Vice President and State Counsel for First American Title Insurance Company in Oklahoma and Vice President and Secretary of First American Title & Trust Company, a subsidiary of First American Title Insurance Company.  She received a B.A. Degree with Distinction in 1972 (Latin) and a J.D. Degree in 1989 from the University of Oklahoma.  Before earning her law degree, Ms. Chapman was a teacher in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dallas, Texas, and Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Texas, public schools.  She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law where she has taught the Land Title Examination course since 1996.

Ms. Chapman is a member of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Order of the Coif.  She is the Past Chairperson of the Real Property Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association and has served on both the Legislative Liaison Committee and the Title Examination Standards Committee of the Real Property Law Section, as well as being a member of the Mineral Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association.  She is also a Past President of the Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers’ Association. 

Ms. Chapman’s primary areas of responsibility with First American are as corporate and underwriting counsel for the state.  She is also a licensed title insurance agent.  She is a frequent presenter at Oklahoma Bar Association Real Property Seminars, First American Title Insurance Agency Seminars, as well as Oklahoma Land Title Association and related industry meetings.  She has written several papers for these seminars and has authored Vernon’s Oklahoma Forms 2d Real Estate, Chapter 7 – Recording Procedures and Abstracting (2000) and the Chapter 7 Pocket Parts in 2004, 2006, and 2012.