Kari Olson of Murtha Cullina. Courtesy photo

Constance Shields , previously special counsel at  Withers Bergman as a partner in the firm’s New Haven office. Shields focuses on trusts and estates as well as business succession matters for wealthy individuals and their families. Shields served as special counsel at Withers Bergman before her promotion to partner.

Christie Jean has been elected to The Artists Collective’s board of directors. The Artists Collective is a multi-arts and cultural organization serving more than 1,200 students per year. Jean is a member of Robinson & Cole’s public finance group where she represents state, municipal and Indian Tribal governments in the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable bonds and other debt obligations. She is an associate at Robinson & Cole.


Kari Olson, partner at Murtha Cullina, was elected to board of directors of the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys. The Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys is a professional organization of lawyers practicing in the field of municipal law. Olson is a partner in the firm’s litigation department and co-chair of the firm’s municipal practice group. She also chairs the firm’s Connecticut land use practice group.