Fee law firm founder Fred Fee also operated a title business, which was
later sold. Speedy Fee purchased the company back in 1978.
Elwin Thomas started the St. Lucie Abstract and Title Insurance
Company. “Back then, the real estate title work was
done exclusively by lawyers,” says Speedy. Later, the title
company was sold to Guy O. Nourse. Guy’s son, Philip,
who had been an attorney for the Fee law firm, took over
the title company after his father became ill. Nourse operated
the company until he became a judge.
The title company went back to the Fees when Speedy
purchased it in 1978. It is now Treasure Coast Abstract and
Title Insurance Company. Speedy and his wife, LeVan, who
is Philip Nourse’s daughter, enjoy each other’s company as
partners in the title business. “I’ve had the benefit of learning
St. Lucie County’s history from running the abstract company,”
In keeping with the Fee law firm’s rich history, the Fees
bought a historic building in 2009 and moved both the firm
and the title company there. Built in 1905, the Poppell House
is recognized by the City of Fort Pierce as a historic structure.
It is at 426 Avenue A. >>
The Fee law firm lobby is decorated with paintings from the region’s leading