Carlton Fields Names New Project Management Executive

Attorney C. Peter Hitson was named director of legal project and practice management in the Hartford office of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

Hitson has worked for more than a quarter-century in legal, claims and financial services. He brings experience in Lean and Six Sigma disciplines, which the firm noted will help drive  innovation.

“We’re delighted to welcome Pete to Carlton Fields,” said Gary L. Sasso, president and CEO. “Developing more rigor in legal project management is essential to enable law firms today to respond creatively to client demands for better value, more predictability and transparency in pricing, creative and cost-effective alternative fee arrangements and process improvement.”

Hitson will expand on the firm’s LPM initiatives by collaborating with firm leadership and attorneys on cutting-edge tools and techniques, improving project scoping, planning and budgeting.

“Carlton Fields is a law firm known for its creative, inclusive, and collegial atmosphere, and its transparent and collaborative approach with clients,” Hitson said. “This is the kind of environment where creative and challenging concepts like LPM are known to thrive, yielding bottom-line benefits for both the firm and our clients.”

Hitson previously served as director of legal process innovation at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker and assistant vice president for legal practices, support and audit for The Hartford. Before that, he worked in private practice.

Carlton Fields has more than 300 attorneys and consultants in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York and Washington, D.C. The firm’s national litigation practice includes class-action defense, trial practice, white-collar representation and high-stakes appeals.

Linda B. Meyers Joins CATIC Board of Directors

Attorney Linda Meyers, managing member of Webber & Meyers in Simsbury, has been appointed to the board of directors at Rocky Hill-based CATIC, New England’s largest domestic title insurance underwriter.

An attorney since 1984, Meyers focuses on real estate and the representation of lenders, buyers and sellers. She has expertise in all aspects of real estate transactions, including short sales, foreclosed properties, bankruptcies and probate matters.

CATIC President and Chief Executive Officer James M. Czapiga, Esq., said board members were excited to welcome Meyers aboard. “Over the years, attorney Meyers has developed great expertise in all facets of real property matters,” he said. “We are pleased to have such an accomplished and knowledgeable addition to the board. We look forward to working with her in promoting the interests of the company and its many agents.”

Meyers is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the New England Land Title Association (NELTA), and has been an expert witness in court matters regarding title disputes and standards of professional responsibility for real estate practitioners. She is also a frequent guest lecturer on real estate matters and financial literacy. She received her undergraduate degree from Northeastern University, where she graduated first in her class with highest honors. She received her law degree from Boston College Law School and was subsequently admitted to the Connecticut Bar and the U.S. District Court of Connecticut.

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