PITTSBURGH, PA – June 5, 2020 – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that partners Patrick W. Carothers, Sally Griffith Cimini, Heather S. Heidelbaugh and David V. Weicht were named 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine. Jessica K. Albert, a partner, as well as Leah K. Sell and Julia Wu, both associates, were named 2020 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 Chair of the Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group. He is also a member of the Corporate Practice Group. Patrick is based in the Pittsburgh and the 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, Texas, and the Southern District of New York.
Sally Griffith Cimini is a member of the Employment & Labor Practice Group. She is also Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group. Sally is based in the Pittsburgh office, and is highly regarded for her experience in the areas of alternative dispute resolution and employment and labor law. A Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Sally has over 34 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.
David Weicht chairs the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Dave is based in the Pittsburgh office, where he handles a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters as an experienced litigator and across a wide 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 is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Jessica is based in the Pittsburgh office. Jessica’s practice focuses mainly on litigating state, federal, and agency 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 regarding risk exposure, including OSHA compliance and litigates contested OSHA citations.
Leah Sell is a member of the firm’s Employment & Labor, 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.
Julia Wu is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Real Estate practice groups. Julia is based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office where she focuses her practice in the areas of corporate, business and real estate law. She represents and advises a variety of clients in an array of matters ranging from entity formation and asset protection to exit strategies. On the real estate side, Julia represents landowners, real estate developers and entrepreneurs in real estate matters including negotiating, drafting, analyzing and administering commercial lease agreements, amendments and buildout agreements for retail, warehouse and office use.
“It is wonderful to see our lawyers continue to be recognized as top attorneys in their respective fields,” stated Pete A. Fuscaldo, managing partner of Leech Tishman. “We are fortunate to have such a diverse breadth of talent on our lawyer team.”
ABOUT SUPER LAWYERS
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
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, cannabis, construction, corporate, employee benefits, employment & labor, energy, environmental, estates & trusts, family law, government relations, immigration, insurance coverage, 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 and Wilmington, DE. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit us at www.leechtishman.com.