Leech Tishman Attorney Lisa M. Schonbeck Earns Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification 
PITTSBURGH, PA – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that attorney Lisa M. Schonbeck has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the internationally accredited Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). Lisa is an attorney in the firm’s Employment and Litigation Practice Groups. 

To be awarded SPHR certification, Ms. Schonbeck had to pass a comprehensive exam demonstrating her competency in a wide breadth and depth of knowledge in Human Resource disciplines. The exam content covers six functional areas including: Business Management and Strategy, Workforce Planning and Employment, Human Resource Development, Compensation and Benefits, Employee and Labor Relations, and Risk Management.

“Lisa is a talented attorney and an active member of Pittsburgh’s Human Resources community,” stated Sally Griffith Cimini, chair of the firm’s Employment and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Groups and a partner at Leech Tishman. “She has a great deal of experience in employment discrimination litigation and counseling clients concerning diverse employment and personnel issues.”

During the course of her career, Lisa has regularly advised employers on issues including Americans with Disabilities Act and Family & Medical Leave Act compliance, employee handbooks and policies, employment agreements, severance agreements, restrictive covenants, and wage and hour issues. She regularly represents employers in employment discrimination cases in federal and state court as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations.

In addition to being certified as an SPHR®, Lisa is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Pittsburgh Human Resources Association, and the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations. She is a regular lecturer on employment law matters and has presented at seminars sponsored by Sterling Education Services, Inc. and the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

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 www.leechtishman.com.