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Heather S. Heidelbaugh is a Partner with Leech Tishman and a member of the Litigation Practice Group. An experienced trial lawyer, Heather is based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office and has handled a wide variety of litigation matters for businesses and individuals. Heather focuses her practice on all types of litigation. She is a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Litigation Counsel of America, a national legal honorary society.

Heather is a well-known public commentator on issues related to politics, law and elections. She appears frequently on local television and radio regarding public affairs in Pittsburgh, and has been quoted by a number of national and local television shows and publications. Heather also served on the Allegheny County Council as an At-Large Member.


J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
B.A. in Economics and Political Science, University of Missouri-Columbia

Court Admissions

West Virginia

Professional Memberships

Allegheny County Bar Association (Past President, Young Lawyers Section; Past Chair, Civil Litigation Section; Past Editor, Civil Litigation Newsletter)
Allegheny County Bar Foundation (Fellow)
Academy of Trial Lawyers
Diversity Law Institute (Member, Board of Directors)
Litigation Counsel of America (Senior Fellow; Past Co-Chair, Board of Directors)
Republican National Lawyers Association (Former Co-Chair)

Professional Accolades

Allegheny County Bar Association Pro Bono Award (First Recipient)
Allegheny Health Network Woman of Achievement (2015)
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Attorney
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010-2017)
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Business Litigation, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine Corporate Counsel Edition (2008, 2010, 2014)
Republican National Lawyers Association Betty Murphy Award (2015)
Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine (2015-2016)
Top 50 Pittsburgh Super Lawyers, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine (2015-2016)


Heidelbaugh, Heather S. “Protecting the Integrity of the Polling Place: A Constitutional Defense of Poll Watcher Statutes,” Harvard Journal on Legislation, Logan S. Fisher & James D. Miller, Volume 46, Number 1, Winter 2009.
Author, “Product Liability for Off Label Use of Drugs or Medical Devices – Pennsylvania,” State by State Survey of the Law Regarding Potential Liability for off Label Use of Drugs or Medical Devices, ABA Section of Litigation, 1999.

Media Appearances/Quoted By:
ABC World News Tonight
Fox News (The Factor with Bill O’Reilly)
Investor’s Business Daily
The National Law Journal
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
The Washington Times
American Spectator
KDKA Radio
KQV Newsradio 1410 AM
WQED (Former Panelist on “4802” for 9 years)

Community Involvement

Allegheny County Council (At-Large Member, 2012-2015)
Allegheny Institute (Ex-Officio Board Member)

Speeches & Presentations

American Conference Institute, Food Regulation and Litigation
American Corporate Counsel Association
Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)
Harvard Law School
House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Inns of Court Pittsburgh Chapter
National Business Institute