What is Allodial?

The word "allodial" is significant in the history of title to real estate, and that significance is carried forward by the mission of Allodial. The word itself originated as a means of describing the King's title to property in feudal times but later came to be identified as a superior title to which there could be no challenge. Our goal in every transaction is to provide superior title services which exceed our customers' expectations. We accomplish this goal by an unmatched attention to detail that is enhanced by our acumen in identifying the impact of each of those details. The professionals at Allodial possess a profound knowledge of both the important history that still impacts transactions today as well as the rapidly evolving aspects of the real estate and title industries. We put that expertise to your advantage to provide comprehensive solutions to complex problems.

Our Team Leadership

Gail C. Hersh, Jr.


Gail Hersh is a graduate of Kenyon College and has been performing title related services since 1992. Gail is a title agent in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, and has conducted or supervised a wide array of closing transactions. He is a frequent seminar speaker on various real estate topics ranging from resolving title defects to ethical real estate practices. Gail formerly owned a title agency and software development company. His company pioneered performing "cradle to grave" title services via laptops, portable printers and scanners in 1999. After an extended period in a related career, which included supervision of another title company, Gail is once again committed full-time to the real estate closing business.

John E. Wilson

Closing and Escrow Manager

John Wilson is a graduate of the College of Wooster and has more than a decade of experience in the title industry. John began his career closing residential mortgage loans for a title company, which sparked a passion for providing superior customer service. During the next 10 years, John gained considerable experience in a multitude of service areas from holding positions as a title specialist, a closing processor, a lien clearing specialist, and an escrow officer. The last 2 years have been dedicated to managing all aspects of the closing process through Allodial's nationwide vendor network. John has also been the management lead of our Discount and Donations program.

Trade Associations:

  • American Land Title Association
  • Ohio Land Title Association
  • Kentucky Land Title Association
  • Indiana Land Title Association
  • Pennsylvania Land Title Association


  • Chicago National Title Insurance Company
  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
  • Westcor Land Title Insurance Company