PITTSBURGH, PA – May 19, 2023 – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that firm partners Sally Griffith Cimini, Heather S. Heidelbaugh, and David V. Weicht were named 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine. Attorneys Michelle A. Ross, Francesca M. Schiavone, Leah K. Sell and Julia Wu were named 2023 Pennsylvania Rising Stars. All attorneys are based in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.
The process of selecting attorneys for Super Lawyers is conducted annually on a state-by-state basis, utilizing a blend of peer nominations, evaluations, and independent research. Each candidate undergoes evaluation based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Merely five percent of licensed attorneys are chosen for Super Lawyers, while a selective 2.5 percent are recognized as Rising Stars.
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 highly regarded for her experience in the areas of alternative dispute resolution and employment and labor law.
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. Heidelbaugh co-leads the Government Relations Group and is also a member of the Entertainment Industry Group. Heidelbaugh is an experienced trial lawyer who has handled a wide variety of litigation matters for businesses and individuals. She is also a well-known public commentator on issues related to politics, law, and elections.
David V. Weicht is a Partner with Leech Tishman and Co-Chair of the Litigation Practice Group, where he leads the Appellate Group and the Shareholder/Equity Disputes Group, and co-leads the Commercial Litigation Group. Weicht handles a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters as an experienced litigator and across a wide range of industries for over 30 years.
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 focuses her practice on estates and trusts planning and administration, elder law and guardianships, and various other Orphans’ Court fiduciary litigation.
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. She is also a member of the Insurance Coverage Group, Cannabis Industry Group and Life Sciences Industry Group. Her practice involves counseling clients on corporate mergers and acquisitions, business planning and structuring, real estate transactional matters, including commercial and residential sales, acquisitions and leases, and dealing with a multitude of general corporate governance matters.
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. She is also a member of the Life Sciences Industry Group. Sell 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. Wu focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactional matters. She advises clients on a variety of commercial real estate areas, including acquisition, ownership, disposition, financing, development, and leasing. In addition, Wu advises clients on ownership and investment structures which often requires her to work in conjunction with Leech Tishman’s Corporate Practice Group on real estate related private offerings, securities regulations, and corporate governance.
“We take great pride in acknowledging the remarkable accomplishments of these exceptional lawyers,” stated Pete A. Fuscaldo, managing partner of Leech Tishman. “Each member of our legal team is vital, renowned for their profound legal expertise, and unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional client service.”
ABOUT SUPER LAWYERS
Super Lawyers recognizes the top attorneys nationwide, across a variety of practice areas and firm sizes, using a patented process of independent research and peer input. The lawyers selected include those with many years of experience, as well as the Rising Stars of the profession.
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ABOUT LEECH TISHMAN
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC is a national, full-service law firm dedicated to assisting individuals, businesses, and institutions. Leech Tishman offers legal services in business restructuring & insolvency, construction, 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, emerging cyber technologies, energy & natural resources, entertainment & sports, healthcare, hospitality, and life sciences industries. Leech Tishman has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Sarasota, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington, DE.