Our Attorneys

John Whetstone Hutton

Having spent some years as a teenager in the DC Metro area, Whet decided to relocate to Washington, DC after graduating from law school. He started his career selling real estate as a licensed realtor and made the transition to a settlement attorney in 1998. As a realtor, purchaser and attorney, Whet has presided over too many settlements to count and takes pride in his ability to work through any problems that arise at the settlement table.

Whet, his wife and three young daughters currently live in Montgomery County, Maryland. Prior to graduating from the University of Alabama School of Law, Whet received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and graduated from Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts.

Christopher Patt

Chris grew up in Southern Maryland but left in the middle of high school to live and train in Miami, Florida, as a nationally ranked tennis player. He earned a Division I scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University and played the top spot in both singles and doubles for his three years there before transferring to the University of Maryland (College Park). After graduating from Maryland, he went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2000. Prior to specializing in real estate law, Chris was a corporate and securities lawyer at a large Boston based law firm in their Washington, DC office.

Chris currently resides in Montgomery County, Maryland with his wife and their two young sons.

Our Company

Hutton Patt Title & Escrow is a privately owned title company specializing in residential and commercial real estate settlements. Hutton Patt operates independently from other real estate brokerage or financial firms, ensuring that your closing will be free from any conflict of interest. Unlike some companies which engage the use of title agents and public notaries to close your transaction, Hutton Patt guarantees that your settlement will be conducted by an attorney. Equally important, Hutton Patt is run as a small business whose owners genuinely care about superior service and are actively engaged in every aspect of the day-to-day business.

The staff at Hutton Patt is experienced in the title, realty, lending and legal fields and are able to answer all of your questions. We will confidently guide you through the residential/commercial settlement process. Hutton Patt also provides continuing education seminars to real estate professionals throughout the DC Metro area through various independent real estate schools and through the Maryland Association of Realtors.

Choosing Hutton Patt Title & Escrow is a wise decision; just as you have the right to choose the perfect home or office, you have the right to choose who handles your closing.


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