Norfolk attorney Thea Pitzen has been appointed as an Associate Editor for the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s Litigation News publication. Thea has been a Contributing Editor with the publication since 2017. In that role, she has published quarterly articles which reach the nearly 50,000 members of the ABA Section of Litigation who look to Litigation News as a guiding voice for successful litigators. Litigation News strives to advance the art of advocacy by providing meaningful legal news to litigators.
Thea’s recent articles include Careful Pleading Key after Unprecedented Preemption Ruling, which was published online August 28, 2018 and appeared in the News & Analysis section of the publication’s Fall 2018 print edition; Attorneys Must Self-Report Errors to Current Clients, which was published online November 29, 2018 and appeared as a full-page article in the Winter 2019 print edition; and First Amendment Ruling May Affect Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which was published online April 3, 2019 and appeared as a full-page article in the Spring 2019 print edition. Thea attended the Editorial Board Meeting for ABA Section of Litigation publications in Seattle, Washington earlier this year and is scheduled to attend the ABA Section of Litigation Fall Leadership Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona this fall.
Thea Pitzen is a Principal in the firm’s Norfolk office where she focuses her practice on the defense of hospitals, physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in litigation and administrative board proceedings. She has also recently published articles locally in Hampton Roads Physician.
The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with over 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities. Founded in 1878, the ABA is committed to supporting the legal profession with practical resources for legal professionals while improving the administration of justice, accrediting law schools, and establishing model ethical codes.