PITTSBURGH, PA – November 10, 2017- Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that it was recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in its 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Leech Tishman was recognized in 13 practice areas across three metropolitan areas: Pittsburgh, PA, Los Angeles, CA and Pasadena, CA. The firm also received a National Tier 3 ranking in the area of Litigation- Patent.

Leech Tishman received Tier 1 rankings in Pittsburgh, PA in the areas of Copyright Law, Mediation and Tax Law. The firm also received Tier 1 rankings for Pasadena, CA in the areas of Litigation – Patent, Patent Law and Trademark Law.

Leech Tishman received Tier 2 rankings in Pittsburgh, PA in the areas of Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Patent Law and Trademark Law. The firm also received Tier 2 rankings in Los Angeles, CA in the area of Litigation – Patent.

Finally, the firm received a Tier 3 ranking in Pittsburgh, PA in the area of Litigation – Patent.

Earlier this year, nine Leech Tishman attorneys were chosen by their peers to be included in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The recognized lawyers include Sally Griffith Cimini, Pete A. Fuscaldo, David W. Lampl, Frederick C. Leech, Danton K. Mak, John M. Steiner, Alan G. Towner and Wesley Yang, partners of the firm, as well as Robert A. Schroeder, Counsel. In addition, partner Sally Griffith Cimini was recognized as Best Lawyers’ 2018 Pittsburgh Mediation “Lawyer of the Year.” Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as “Lawyer of the Year.” To view the full article, click here.



The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.  The rankings currently rank firms in 74 National Practice Areas and 122 Metro Practice Areas.


To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro. For more information on Best Lawyers, please visit bestlawyers.com.


All of the quantitative and qualitative data were combined into an overall “Best Law Firms” score for each firm. This data was then compared to other firms within the same metropolitan area and at the national level. Because firms were often separated by small or insignificant differences in overall score, Best Lawyers uses a tiering system rather than ranking law firms sequentially. The first tier in each metropolitan area includes those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the highest-scoring firm(s); the second tier, those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the next highest scoring firm(s), and so on.




Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl is a full-service law firm dedicated to assisting individuals, businesses, and institutions. Leech Tishman offers legal services in alternative dispute resolution, aviation & aerospace, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, employee benefits, employment, energy, environmental, estates & trusts, family law, government relations, immigration, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, intellectual property, international legal matters, litigation, real estate, and taxation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Leech Tishman also has offices in Chicago, Lakewood Ranch, FL, Los Angeles, New York, and Wilmington, DE. For more information call 941.877.1830 or 412.261.1600 or visit us at www.leechtishman.com.