May 03, 2015

Heather Heidelbaugh is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group and is an experienced trial lawyer who has handled a wide variety of commercial litigation matters for business and individuals. Heather focuses her practice primarily on commercial litigation, oil and gas, intellectual property, product liability and election law 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 weekly on WQED-TV as a panelist on “4802,” a public affairs program in Pittsburgh and has been quoted by a number of national and local television shows and publications. She currently serves 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 (Fellow; Former Co-Chair of Board of Directors)
Republican National Lawyers Association (Former Co-Chair)
Trial Law Institute (Member) 

Professional Accolades

Allegheny County Bar Association Pro Bono Award (First Recipient)
Allegheny Health Network Woman of Achievement (2015)
Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Attorney
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine (2004-05, 2007-14)
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Business Litigation, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine Corporate Counsel Edition (2008, 2010, 2014)
Republican National Lawyers Association Betty Murphy Award (2015)


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.
Author, “Look Out for Obesity,” The Pennsylvania Lawyer, January-February, 2006.

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 (Regular Panelist on “4802”)

Community Involvement

Allegheny County Council (At-Large Member, 2012-2016)
Allegheny Institute (Ex-Officio Board Member)
Charter Member, Diversity Law Institute (Member, Advisory Board 2014-2015)

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