PITTSBURGH, PA – May 24, 2022 – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that partner Sally Griffith Cimini, Heather S. Heidelbaugh, John J. Jacko, III and David V. Weicht were named 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine. Leah K. Sell, Francesca M. Schiavone and Michelle A. Ross were named 2022 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.
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. Cimini 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. Cimini 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 also co-leads the Government Relations Group. An experienced trial lawyer, Heidelbaugh is based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office and has handled a wide variety of litigation matters for businesses and individuals. Heidelbaugh 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. Jacko is based in the Philadelphia and Cherry Hill, NJ offices, 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, where he leads the Appellate Group and the Shareholder/Equity Disputes Group, and also co-leads the Commercial Litigation Group. Weicht 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 K. Sell is an Associate with Leech Tishman and a member of the firm’s Employment & Labor Practice Group, as well as the Start-up Services Group. Based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office, Sell regularly advises clients in the areas of employment counseling and defense and corporate transactions.
Francesca M. Schiavone is a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group where she co-leads the Women/Minority-Owned Business Group and the Commercial Contracts Group, and also leads the firm’s Start-Up Services Group. Schiavone is also a member of the Insurance Coverage Group and the Cannabis Industry Group and is based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office.
Michelle A. Ross is Counsel with Leech Tishman and a member of the Estates and Trusts Practice Group. She is also a member of the Litigation and Tax Practice Groups. Ross is based in the Pittsburgh office where she focuses her practice on estates and trusts planning and administration, elder law and guardianships, and various other Orphans’ Court fiduciary litigation.
“We are pleased to see this outstanding group of lawyers recognized for their achievements in their respective fields,” stated Pete A. Fuscaldo, managing partner of Leech Tishman. “Each of them are integral members of our lawyer team and known for their legal expertise as well as their commitment to outstanding client service.”
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, emerging cyber technologies, 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 Washington, D.C.