Jeffrey W. Kibbey has been the primary legal counsel to Century Mortgage Company since its formation in 1996. He has overseen all of Century’s legal affairs from the company’s initial establishment to the creation of the Century Lending division and throughout its recent explosive growth. He currently manages the legal and compliance departments.
Prior to joining Century, Jeff was a recognized leader in financial services litigation, having represented the nation’s largest banks, lenders and servicers in contested litigation in all levels of state and federal courts in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana. He has been repeatedly recognized as the nation’s top attorney for mortgage litigation, and has also served as counsel to the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee and five of the Fortune 20 companies.
Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Mortgage Lenders of America, a national consortium of over one hundred community lenders. He leads that organization’s CFPB Task Force and has personally addressed numerous agencies, members of Congress and Congressional committees on the issue of regulatory reform as it affects community mortgage lenders. Jeff has been quoted in publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to Inside the GSE’s, and co-authored the influential White Paper on GSE Reform.
In addition, Jeff is also a featured speaker for the National Business Institute and the West Legal Education Center. He has authored the texts “The New Requirements for Mortgage Servicing,” “Foreclosures, Short Sales and Loan Modifications,” and “Real Estate Closings: The New RESPA Requirements.” His other writings have appeared in a diversity of publications ranging from Kentucky Realtor to Bench & Bar Magazine. Jeff is also an accredited CE instructor.
As an honor graduate of Tulane University and Tulane Law School, Jeff served as an instructor of Legal Research & Writing, and was a member of the Moot Court Board. He is the multiple recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award, the Callaghan Award in Appellate Advocacy, and the Chaffe-McCall Award in Appellate Advocacy.