Our Team

Our Team

TARA L. DUTTON, ESQ.

TARA L. DUTTON, ESQ.

ATTORNEY AND PROPRIETOR

I’m an attorney, counselor and business owner with extensive experience negotiating and resolving complex financial, commercial, loss mitigation and litigation matters to minimize risk and protect clients. I have specialized expertise in commercial and residential real estate as well as business transactions. My legal knowledge and experience across multiple industries is a strength. Having the respect from the business community I have served, I am a trusted advisor and confidante to clients, colleagues, business associates, and high-profile professionals, earning significant respect and endorsements from referral business. I meet challenging goals by collaborating with key stakeholders and inspiring the development of innovative solutions.

On my lighter side, I enjoy living in the Smoky Mountains and especially cherish spending time with my husband laughing about the absurdities of life! My hobbies include reading, cooking, and studying history.

KARSTEN R. DUTTON

KARSTEN R. DUTTON

PROPRIETOR AND MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE

Having built and sold three successful businesses in the Southeastern and Northeastern United States, I have also been a small business efficiency consultant as well as an advisor to associates on the implementation of property tax assessment programs.  As a former licensed home inspector with OSHA certification, I have specialized expertise in recommending to homeowners the appropriate due diligence as it pertains to preparing for and conducting inspections prior to closing their transactions.

First and foremost, I enjoy spending time with my wife! My hobbies include fishing (amazing here in the Smoky Mountains), metal detecting (‘dirt-fishing’) and playing my Flying V electric guitar!

LYDIA ATKINSON

LYDIA ATKINSON

CLOSING AGENT ASSISTANT

Lydia hails from Minnesota and is our Closing Agent Assistant. With over 18 years of providing excellent customer service to the general public, her skill set also includes superior data entry, keyboarding and payment processing. Lydia excels in our industry as the key support person for our escrow agents and closing agents, gathering the details of each unique closing transaction and providing that to the team in a timely fashion. Lydia enjoys working with our clients, scheduling their closing times, and coordinating with their real estate agents. Her hobbies include crafting and she enjoys spending time with her family. Please also check out her debut in our latest video on Professional Title’s You Tube channel where she plays …… herself!

JOHN COBBLE

JOHN COBBLE

PROCESSOR

With over 14 years of experience in the mortgage closing industry, John brings with him a wealth of knowledge in preparation for each of our real estate closings. His proactive nature in reviewing the details of any one transaction well in advance of the target date has allowed us the ability to not only continue smooth and timely closing experiences, but also the ability to close our transactions much earlier than anticipated. He provides excellent customer service in addition! John enjoys spending time with his six-year-old daughter, Maddie, and his girlfriend, Julie. John also enjoys college football, Nascar, listening to music, and stand-up comedy. He loves going to the beach for vacation!

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