Leech Tishman Partner Chosen as Best Lawyers’ 2016 Pittsburgh Mediation Lawyer of the Year; Also Elected as Fellow of College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

PITTSBURGH, PA – January 11, 2016 – Leech Tishman is proud to announce firm partner, Sally Griffith Cimini, has been chosen by her peers as Best Lawyers’ 2016 Pittsburgh Mediation Lawyer of the Year. She was also recently elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers.

Sally, a prominent employment & labor and alternative dispute resolution attorney, was the sole recipient of the Best Lawyers’ 2016 Pittsburgh Mediation Lawyer of the Year honor. Sally was also chosen to be included in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for a seventh year in the following categories: Employment Law – Management; Litigation -Labor & Employment; and Mediation

As a 2016 inductee of The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers (TCLEL), Sally joins leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. TCLEL Fellows are recognized and distinguished members of the labor and employment community who promote achievement, advancement and excellence in the practice by settings standards of professionalism and civility, by sharing their experience and knowledge and by acting as a resource for academia, the government, the judiciary and the community at large. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by ones colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.

Sally is well-known in the field of alternative dispute resolution, particularly as an employment dispute mediator, arbitrator and early neutral evaluator. She regularly serves as a mediator, arbitrator and early neutral evaluator for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Sally is a mediator and arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and also provides services as a private mediator. She is also a panel mediator on the UPMC Intermediation Panel. Sally formerly served as a contract mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and was a member of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) Panel of Distinguished Neutrals. She also served as President of the Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania for a number of years. In May 2014, the Pennsylvania Bar Association awarded Sally its annual Sir Francis Bacon Dispute Resolution Award in recognition and appreciation for her pioneering efforts to develop and enhance mediation throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In addition to her involvement in alternative dispute resolution issues, Sally has over 25 years of experience devoted to counseling and litigating on behalf of private and public sector employers in all aspects of the employment relationship, from hiring through termination and is highly regarded for her experience in the areas of employment law and alternative dispute resolution. Sally serves as Chair of Leech Tishman’s Alternative Dispute Resolution and Employment Practice Groups in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.

Sally is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Attorney and a member of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. She has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine for a number of years, and has repeatedly been placed on the publication’s list of the Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Pittsburgh’s Top 50 Super Lawyers. In 2015, she was also recognized by Best Lawyer Pittsburgh in the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Labor & Employment Law categories.

“My involvement in the field of alternative dispute resolution has been a very important and meaningful part of my career. I strongly believe in the power of mediation in the dispute resolution process, and it is where I focus the majority of my legal efforts,” stated Sally. “It’s an absolute honor to be recognized as Pittsburgh’s best mediator and to join TCLEL as a Fellow.”

Published since 1983, The Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. The Best Lawyers lists, representing 80 specialties in all 50 states and Washington, DC, are compiled through an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers was founded in 1995. The College began as a non-profit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. It has now evolved to become an intellectual and practical resource for the support of the labor & employment profession and its many audiences. The primary purpose of the College is recognition of individuals, sharing knowledge and delivering value to the many different groups who can benefit from its value model. Fellows are nominated by existing members and must have at least 20 years of experience in the field.

Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl is a full-service law firm dedicated to assisting individuals, businesses, and institutions. We combine a deep understanding of our clients and their businesses with skilled legal counsel to develop the best solution for any given situation. Leech Tishman offers legal services in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, employee benefits, employment, energy, environmental, safety & toxic torts, estates & trusts, government relations, immigration, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, intellectual property, internal investigations, international legal matters, litigation, real estate, and taxation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Leech Tishman also has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Wilmington, DE. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit us at www.leechtishman.com.