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Michelman & Robinson Appoints Todd H. Stitt as the New Chair of its Commercial & Business Litigation Department

Press Release
January 31, 2011

Michelman & Robinson, LLP (“M&R”), a full service law firm with offices in California, New York and New Jersey is pleased to announce that Todd H. Stitt has been appointed to serve as Chair of its distinguished Commercial & Business Litigation Department.

With more than fifteen years of business litigation experience representing a wide array of multi-national institutional clients including major corporations, insurance companies and small to mid-size organizations, Mr. Stitt possesses the experience and acumen necessary to ensure the continued success of M&R’s litigation practice. Throughout his tenure at M&R, Mr. Stitt has acted in various leadership roles, including his position as the Administrative Partner of the Firm’s Orange County office.

Mr. Stitt specializes in the areas of insurance regulation, coverage litigation, and complex business litigation. He is widely recognized for his extensive civil litigation experience and successful track record representing clients in matters involving insurance law, professional malpractice defense and the song-beverly defense, among others. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Stitt is an active member in the Orange County legal community and has earned a number of distinctions throughout his career.

Mr. Stitt assumes the role of Chair from Mona Z. Hanna effective February 1, 2011. Ms. Hanna, who remains as the Managing Partner of the Firm’s Orange County office, helmed M&R’s litigation practice through several instrumental periods of growth, including the department’s expansion into the New York and New Jersey legal markets.

“I am deeply honored to be taking on this challenge. I look forward to building upon Mona’s solid foundation and continuing to offer our clients the highest caliber service,” says Todd H. Stitt.

“Mr. Stitt is an outstanding attorney with an unparalleled understanding of litigation practice. He brings exceptional experience and leadership qualities to the role of Chair. I am confident that he will effectively manage and develop the department,” comments Mona Z. Hanna Managing Partner, Orange County office.

“Mr. Stitt has been a leader at M&R since he joined the firm. He has already played an integral role in building our litigation practice through his ability to advise clients on complex legal issues and mentor members of the litigation team. As Department Chair, he will expertly guide our practice as it services the needs of our current and future clients,” says Dana A. Kravetz, Firm Managing Partner.