PITTSBURGH, PA – May 26, 2021 – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that partners Patrick W. Carothers, Sally Griffith Cimini, Heather S. Heidelbaugh, John J. Jacko, III and David V. Weicht were named 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine. Leah K. Sell and Julia Wu, both associates, were named 2021 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 Partner with Leech Tishman and Chair of the Business Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group, where he also leads the Business Restructuring and Business Wind Down and Liquidation Groups. 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. Patrick is also a member of the Leech Tishman Management Committee.
Sally Griffith Cimini is a Partner in Leech Tishman’s Litigation Practice Group, where she leads the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group. She is also a member of the Employment & Labor Practice Group, where she leads the Workplace Investigation and Discipline 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. Sally is a former Management Committee member and former Chair of the Employment & Labor Group, where she demonstrated her strong leadership skills as a well-respected consensus builder and collaborator.
Heather S. Heidelbaugh is a Partner with Leech Tishman and a member of the Litigation Practice Group, where she co-leads the Commercial Litigation Group, the Defamation, Libel & Slander Group, and the Product Liability Defense Group. She is also a member of the Corporate Practice Group, where she co-leads the Government Relations 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 is a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Litigation Counsel of America, a national legal honorary society.
John J. Jacko, III is a Partner with Leech Tishman and a member of the Employment & Labor and Litigation Practice Groups. John is based in the Philadelphia office, where he represents clients in the areas of business and commercial litigation, banking and creditor’s rights law, and consultant negligence.
David V. Weicht is a Partner with Leech Tishman and Chair of the 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.
Leah Sell is an Associate with Leech Tishman and a member of the firm’s Employment & Labor Practice Group. Based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office, Leah regularly advises clients in the areas of employment counseling and defense and corporate transactions.
Julia Wu is an Associate in Leech Tishman’s Real Estate Practice Group. Julia is based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office where she focuses her practice in the areas of corporate, business, and real estate law.
“We are so pleased to see these lawyers recognized as top attorneys in their fields of practice,” stated Pete A. Fuscaldo, managing partner of Leech Tishman. “Each of these lawyers are focused on leveraging their talents to provide the best possible service to their clients and internally within our lawyers teams. Congratulations!”
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 business restructuring & insolvency, corporate matters, employment & labor, estates & trusts, intellectual property, litigation & alternative dispute resolution, and real estate. In addition, the firm offers a wide range of legal services to clients in the aviation & aerospace, cannabis, construction, energy & natural resources, healthcare, and hospitality industries. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Leech Tishman also has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Sarasota and Wilmington, DE.