PITTSBURGH, PA – May 22, 2019 – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that partners Patrick W. Carothers, Sally Griffith Cimini, Heather S. Heidelbaugh, Steven D. Irwin, David W. Lampl, Matthew Rak and David V. Weicht were named 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine. Jessica K. Albert, a partner, and Leah K. Sell, an associate, were named 2019 Pennsylvania Rising Stars.
Attorneys selected as Super Lawyers are among the top five percent of Pennsylvania’s licensed attorneys. Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine recognizes outstanding attorneys in more than 70 areas of practice using a rigorous, multiphase selection process that considers 12 separate indicators of peer recognition, professional achievement and high ethical standards.
Patrick W. Carothers is a member of the Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights and Corporate Practice Groups. He currently serves on the firm’s Management Committee. Patrick works out of Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh and Wilmington offices, where he routinely represents businesses in various stages of financial restructurings- from out-of-court workouts to court monitored processes, including Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations. Patrick represents clients in bankruptcy courts throughout the country, including numerous matters in Delaware, New Jersey and the Southern District of New York.
Sally Griffith Cimini chairs the firm’s Employment and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. Based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office, Sally is highly regarded for her experience in the areas of employment law and alternative dispute resolution. For many years, Sally served on the firm’s Management Committee. Sally has over 32 years of experience devoted exclusively to counseling and litigating on behalf of private and public sector employers in all aspects of the employment relationship, from hiring through termination.
Heather S. Heidelbaugh is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. An experienced trial lawyer, Heather is based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office and has handled a wide variety of litigation matters for businesses and individuals. Heather focuses her practice on all types of litigation. She is a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Litigation Counsel of America, a national legal honorary society. Heather is a well-known public commentator on issues related to politics, law and elections.
Steven D. Irwin chairs the firm’s Government Relations Practice Group, and is also a member of the Corporate, Employment and Litigation Practice Groups. He has extensive experience handling business matters, where he routinely interacts with government bodies and counsels high-level management, defending against or asserting allegations of fraudulent conduct. Steve is a past member of the Management Committee, which he served on for more than a decade.
David W. Lampl co-chairs the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group. David is based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office, where he is highly regarded for the major role he has played in numerous local and national high-profile cases involving Chapter 11 bankruptcies and out-of-court restructurings. Over the course of his career, David has served as lead counsel on behalf of banks, creditors’ committees and debtor companies in a wide variety of complex bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters.
Matt Rak is a member of the Estates & Trusts Practice Group. He is based in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Matt is also a member of the Corporate, Energy, Real Estate and Taxation Practice Groups. Matt focuses his practice on advising families and closely-held business owners on estate planning and other personal client services.
David Weicht chairs the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. David is based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office. He is an experienced litigator and has handled a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters across a range of industries for over 20 years. David’s practice includes representation of both businesses and individuals in disputes involving complex contract issues, corporate ownership, business acquisitions, oil and gas, bankruptcy, estates and trusts, insurance coverage, real estate and civil rights.
Jessica K. Albert practices in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office, Jessica’s practice focuses mainly on litigating state and federal cases, including complex civil litigation covering a broad range of legal matters such as ADA Title III class actions, civil rights, construction defects, breach of contract issues, negligence, fraud and insurance coverage. She is also well-versed in employment litigation. Jessica regularly counsels clients in OSHA compliance and litigates contested citations.
Leah Sell is a member of the firm’s Employment, Corporate and Litigation Practice Groups. Based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office, Leah focuses her practice in the areas of employment counseling and defense and corporate transactions. Leah supports many Pittsburgh area start-ups, business owners, employers and managers in the development and protection of their interests and assets.
“We are proud to see our well-respected lawyers recognized among the top attorneys in their respective fields in the region,” stated Pete A. Fuscaldo, managing partner of Leech Tishman.
ABOUT LEECH TISHMAN
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl is a full-service law firm dedicated to assisting individuals, businesses, and institutions. Leech Tishman offers legal services in alternative dispute resolution, aviation & aerospace, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, employee benefits, employment, energy, environmental, estates & trusts, family law, 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, Sarasota, FL, State College, PA and Wilmington, DE. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit us at www.leechtishman.com.