Washington, DC 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)  February 13, 2002

                         THE FIRST AMERICAN CORPORATION
             (Exact Name of the Registrant as Specified in Charter)


California                                             0-3658                                          95-1068610
(State or Other Jurisdiction                         (Commission                                      (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)                                   File Number)                                Identification No.)

1 First American Way, Santa Ana, California                                                              92707-5913
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)                                                                 (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code  (714) 800-3000
                                 Not Applicable.
         (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

Item 5.           Other Events.

                  See the attached Exhibit.

Item 7.           Exhibits.

                  99       Press Release


     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant  has duly  caused  this  Report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                       THE FIRST AMERICAN CORPORATION

Date: February 13, 2002                By:  /s/ Thomas A. Klemens
                                          Name:   Thomas A. Klemens
                                          Title:  Executive Vice President and
                                                  Chief Financial Officer