For Immediate Release

Contact: Mala Mason
Phone: 412.225.9568

Press Statement

Leech Tishman Paralegal Donna Huntermark Passes PACE Exam

Firm Congratulates Ms. Huntermark on Obtaining PACE Registered Paralegal® Designation  

PITTSBURGH, PA – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that paralegal Donna M. Huntermark has passed the nationally accredited Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE), administered by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA). Donna is a paralegal in the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group. 

The PACE exam is a nationally recognized exam for experienced paralegals. Its purposes are to lay the groundwork for expanding paralegal roles and responsibilities, provide the public and legal community with a mechanism to gauge the competency of experienced paralegals and to be used in states considering the regulation of paralegals. Paralegals that pass this exam may use the credential ‘PACE Registered Paralegal®’ or ‘RP®.’

“Donna is a very active member of the Pittsburgh paralegal community and was recently chosen to be the Pittsburgh Paralegal Association’s Primary Representative at the NFPA Annual Convention ,” stated Pete A. Fuscaldo, managing partner of Leech Tishman. “She has a great deal of experience in the paralegal profession and is a tremendous asset to our team here at Leech Tishman.”

In addition to being credentialed as an RP®, Donna is also a Pennsylvania Certified Paralegal (Pa.C.P.). She regularly leads seminars provided to the Pittsburgh paralegal community and is deeply involved with the Pittsburgh Paralegal Association where she serves on the National Affairs Committee, the PACE Ambassador Committee and the Bankruptcy/Collections Committee.

Founded in 1974, NFPA was the first national paralegal association. Created as a non-profit federation, NFPA is an issues-driven, policy-oriented professional association directed by its membership.  It is comprised of more than 50 member associations and represents over 11,000 individual members reflecting a broad range of experience, education and diversity. 

Leech Tishman is a firm dedicated to providing full-service commercial legal services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. We combine a deep understanding of our clients’ and their businesses with skilled legal counsel to find solutions. We offer legal services in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, employment, energy, environmental, safety & toxic torts, estates & trusts, government relations, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, litigation, real estate, and taxation. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit