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
Fax: 412-456-9701
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006, 2011
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (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
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

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


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Rising Stars: 2006, 2011

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About Heather Bresnahan

Admitted: 2001, Pennsylvania


  • Martindale Hubbell BV Distinguished, Martindale Hubbell, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Professional Mediator, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

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:

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

Industry Groups

  • Alimony
  • APL
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • PFA's and Wills & Estates
  • Spousal Support
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Office Location for Heather Schmidt Bresnahan

310 Grant Street
Suite 3100
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-339-2530

Fax: 412-456-9701

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Last Updated: 9/16/2019

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