Heather Schmidt Bresnahan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Schmidt Bresnahan Law Group, LLC
 | 310 Grant Street, Suite 3100
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-339-2530
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006, 2011
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

Ms. Schmidt Bresnahan began her legal career with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office and then worked as an associate attorney for Goldberg, Gruener, Gentile, Horoho & Avalli for five years before joining the firm Voelker, Gricks & Schmidt, LLP and then joined Leger & Ball, P.C. in 2010 as a Shareholder, which is now known as Fiscus & Ball, P.C.   Ms. Schmidt Bresnahan was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer “Rising Star” Family Law (2006 and 2011) and was recognized as one of Pittsburgh’s “50 Finest” young professionals (2005). Ms. Schmidt Bresnahan is currently Secretary of the Brehon Society of Irish Lawmakers, Western PA Chapter; and former committee person of Dormont Borough’s 5th District and former Council Person for Dormont Borough. Ms. Schmidt is a past council member of the Family Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association.  Ms. Schmidt's firm concentrates their practice in Family Law, ( including divorce, custody, prenuptial, postnuptial, and property settlement agreements, disputes regarding alimony, spousal support, child support and protection from abuse)  Real Estate Law, Oil and Gas Representation, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Estate Planning and Administration, and Corporate and Business Law. 

 
Practice Areas

Family Law (70%)
Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Real Estate (10%)

Family Law (70%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Real Estate (10%)

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2006, 2011

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About Heather Bresnahan

Admitted: 2001, Pennsylvania

Honors and Awards:

  • Martindale Hubbell BV Distinguished, Martindale Hubbell, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Professional Mediator, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, 2012
  • Secretary of the Brehon Society of Irish Lawmakers, Western PA Chapter, 2009
  • Committee Person of Dormont Borough's 5th District, 2009
  • Member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations, 2001
  • Council Person for Dormont Borough - January 2010 to January 2012
  • Allegheny County Chapter of the Matrimonial American Inns of Court
  • Former member of Council of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Democratic Committee for Dormont Borough's 5th District, 2010
  • Council Person for Dormont Borough

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Selected as one of Pittsburgh’s “50 Finest” young professionals by Pittsburgh Magazine, 2005

Educational Background:

  • Duquesne University, School of Law; Pittsburgh Pennsylvania; Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 2001
  • Point Park College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Bachelor of Arts, Political Science; Cum Laude, 1993
  • Sawyer School, Pittsburgh, PA Associate of Business, Travel/Hospitality Management,  high honors, 1990

Industry Groups

  • Family Law
  • Oil & Gas
  • Real Estate
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Office Location for Heather Schmidt Bresnahan

    310 Grant Street
    Suite 3100
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

    Phone: 412-339-2530

     

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