Barristers Land Abstract Announces Promotions

Pittsburgh, PA (January 25, 2017) – Barristers Land Abstract, the wholly owned title insurance agency of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, recently announced the following promotions:

Cathy Hopkins has been named Vice President and General Manager. “An integral part of the company since 1998, Cathy’s responsibilities have increased throughout her career and she is a great leader to the outstanding Barristers team,” announced CEO Helen Hanna Casey.

“Cathy is the foremost expert in the title and settlement services business. She has experienced every imaginable scenario pertaining to the buying and selling of real estate – there’s not a situation she can’t handle,” said F. Duffy Hanna, President of Howard Hanna Financial Services.

Barristers is the 6th largest title and closing company in the United States.* Hopkins oversees a team of 45 professionals that are skilled in providing seamless and stress-free transactions whether searching public records and issuing policies to protect homeowners or working with agents to finalize closings. She has been instrumental in helping Barristers optimize its business model to address the needs of today’s consumer.  Specialty departments have been added to handle transactions in need of specific areas of expertise, such as short sales, cash sales and estates.

In addition, Emily Fullerton, Esq. has been named General Counsel. Emily joined Barristers as an intern and continued working with the company while attending law school at Duquesne University.   Soon after receiving her J.D., Emily joined the Barristers team full time, providing her legal expertise along with the commitment of service that Barristers ensures its clients and agents.  Emily is a second-generation member of the Hanna Hanna team. Her mother, Maureen Fullerton, is a top real estate agent in the Cranberry office.

For more information on Barristers, visit or call 412-967-9300.

*Ranked by REAL Trends magazine, May 2016.  Ranked by title and escrow closings for calendar year 2015.

Media contact:  Debbie Donahue, Director of Public Relations, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.  412-967-9000 or

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States. This family-owned and operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, insurance services, corporate relocation and property management. With 270 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, NC & MD, Howard Hanna’s more than 9,000 sales associates and employees are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process.


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  1. David Booth on

    Please would you be able to represent us in a real estate transaction? We are about to purchase a new property at the moment and would need your legal advice and if possible you can assist us in the real estate transaction. Please let me know when we can set up a phone call or come over to your office. I can also send the sales agreement and the two parties involved for conflict check. . Thank you for your assistance. Please stay safe.

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