Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Girling enjoyed a successful career in the mortgage industry. Shortly after graduating from the Virginia Military Institute, Mr. Girling started working in the lending industry with a small community bank. Later, and after several years at a large credit union, Citigroup recruited Mr. Girling. Mr. Girling would spend a total of 9 years at Citigroup.
Mr. Girling’s service at Citigroup started in CitiFinancial’s branch system. He worked his way from an entry level position to Branch Manager. After about a year in his first substantial management role, he accepted a position at CitiFinancial’s headquarters in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Girling’s roles at CitiFinancial’s headquarters involved mortgage-related IT positions. Several years later he accepted a position with Citigroup’s title company, Chesapeake Appraisal and Settlement Services. This role would prove to be the first of several mortgage compliance positions. In his final role at Citigroup, the scope of Mr. Girling’s compliance management responsibility included Citigroup’s title company, several large Dallas-based mortgage servicing operations for CitiMortgage, and Citicorp Trust Bank FSB’s regional operations center in Atlanta, Georgia.
About two years prior to starting Girling Law, PLLC, Mr. Girling ran Friedman’s Jeweler’s legal compliance department, which included three departments that performed legal and operational compliance oversight for over 350 retail locations.