Heather Schmidt Bresnahan

Top rated Family Law attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Schmidt Bresnahan Law Group, LLC
Heather Schmidt Bresnahan
Schmidt Bresnahan Law Group, LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 2001

Education: Duquesne University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2006, 2011

Schmidt Bresnahan Law Group, LLC

750 Washington Road
Suite 14
Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Visit website

Details

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 the former 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)  and Wills and Estate Probate. 

Practice areas

Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Living Wills, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreements, Probate & Estate Administration, Same Sex Family Law, Wills

First Admitted: 2001, Pennsylvania

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
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
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Selected as one of Pittsburgh’s “50 Finest” young professionals by Pittsburgh Magazine, 2005
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Democratic Committee for Dormont Borough's 5th District, 2010
  • Council Person for Dormont Borough
Honors/Awards:
  • Martindale Hubbell BV Distinguished, Martindale Hubbell, 2014
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Professional Mediator, 2014
Industry Groups:
  • Alimony
  • APL
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • PFA's and Wills & Estates
  • Spousal Support

Office location for Heather Schmidt Bresnahan

750 Washington Road
Suite 14
Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Phone: 412-339-2530

Selections

2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2006, 2011

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