Testimonials

  • If you want the best, most compassionate and brilliant legal mind, definitely call Heather.
    How can I begin to express my gratitude to the woman who saved my children and I? Heather is brilliant and a true fighter, but I think the best part is that she genuinely cares, most importantly, about the children involved. She will do everything to protect and defend children. She took a terrible divorce and custody situation that other attorneys told me was hopeless and she defended my little family until we got the best result for my children. Every time I celebrate a holiday and my babies are there with me, healthy and thriving I thank God for getting me in contact with Heather. She is not intimidated by bully ex-spouses or their aggressive attorneys. Even when my ex and his attorney were unethical, Heather said it was important to remain “above board.” This was difficult for me when my ex was trying to taint me in the eyes of the legal system, but ultimately, Heather was right. It’s also the little things, like when I was testifying at the custody hearing and was extremely nervous, Heather smiled and winked at me throughout my time on the stand to let me know I was doing well. That seemingly simple gesture allowed me to get through a very challenging process. If you want the best, most compassionate and brilliant legal mind, definitely call Heather. I will forever be grateful for her!

    - Former Client

  • She had a sincere interest in my divorce, I wasn't just a client she treated me as family.
    Heather is very professional ,and has the ability to be assertive and aggressive at that the same time! She had a sincere interest in my divorce, I wasn't just a client she treated me as family. Her staff is always available and responded to me in a timely manner. I will continue to use Heather and will refer her to my friends and family.

    - Former Client

  • She is realistic, and she is genuinely concerned about my well-being.
    Heather has gone to great lengths to provide me with best in class counsel. She is realistic, and she is genuinely concerned about my well-being. I have never felt as I was simply another client to her. I, of course, would never have wanted to have to go through this process. However, Heather's professionalism and genuine demeanor has taken a tremendous burden off of me and is greatly appreciated.

    - Former Client

  • One of the most important people in my life

    One of the most important people in my life

    Why this review title? Because in addition to protecting me financially, Heather put to the highest standards the security and best interest of my two children and my own personal safety. During the whole process Heather showed dignity, respect, and compassion. She did this all with strong conviction and powerful knowledge.

    - Former Client

  • Experienced and Dependable Lawyer You Can Trust
    I hired Heather to represent and guide me through my prenuptial agreement. She was confident, wise, knowledgeable, and honest through the whole process and I could trust her to give me the best advice possible. Heather was always available, and processed documents in a timely fashion. I feel very lucky to have Heather on my team.

    - Former Client

  • She is a great lawyer.
    I hired Heather for my divorce and child custody issues. Heather is knowledgeable and fearless in the courtroom. Heather and her staff were professional and kind throughout my difficult times. I googled best family law attorney in Pittsburgh and her name came up. I am very happy for that.

    - Former Client

  • Top notch.
    Heather and her team are top notch. Class, professional, to the point, and get it settled. She puts opposing counsel in its place with just a few words. She is well spoken and respected. She does not feed you fluff. You will know where you stand. And she will do her best to make sure you come out of a bad situation the best you can. Beauty, brains, and brawn. Haha. Top notch.

    - Former Client

  • She is a fantastic lawyer and also a wonderful person.
    I cannot not say enough wonderful things about Heather Schmidt. After already using two previous lawyers, with no resolution, Heather was referred to me. She was a breath of fresh air. I was going through a very hard divorce after 20 years and had already been through the ringer over and over again and again until I met Heather. She cut to the chase. She knew her stuff and for the first time in a long time, I felt like everything was going to be ok. She reassured me of that and she was right. Had I met Heather prior to other lawyers, I would have had less of a headache and would have gotten through the process alot quicker. I also didn't feel like Heather was a stranger as I went through this. She made me feel comfortable from the start. Its already a tough situation to begin with but she made me forget about all of that. As I began meeting with Heather, I felt myself become more at ease in knowing that she was going to make everything ok and she did. I would definitley refer Heather to a friend or anyone else in need of a tenacious lawyer, in a heartbeat. She is a fantastic lawyer and also a wonderful person.

    - Former Client

  • Heather knows the system, processes and people, and was effective at guiding for the next upcoming step.
    I highly recommend her for any bread-winning mother going through a separation with children. Heather not only helped me with my divorce (slow and long process not at our doing), but also with spousal support challenges, child support and child custody issues. As we hit a few bumps through the "Injustice System", we were able to communicate well and move forward. Heather knows the system, processes and people, and was effective at guiding for the next upcoming step. She handles issues concisely and with care. Glad to have Heather on my side through such an unknown and emotional process.

    - Former Client

  • I would recommend Heather to anyone looking for attorney in any aspect of family law
    Heather Lynn Schmidt helped make a difficult situation a little easier.
    During our first meeting is was apparent that she wanted to understand the full story to best point me in the right direction.
    After that first appointment I knew I was in good hands. Always being responsive to my questions I felt completely at ease and comfortable that she was taking care of what she said she would. Her experience shows in her proactiveness and meeting preparation. Although my case was complicated the opposing council never seemed to grasp and understand the details as Heather did.
    I would recommend Heather to anyone looking for attorney in any aspect of family law

    - Former Client

  • She’s very knowledgeable in family law, and I’ve recommended her to others who have also hired her.
    Heather was the best choice I could have made in handling my divorce. She was always an email or call away when I needed advice or to alleviate different concerns throughout the process. She’s very knowledgeable in family law, and I’ve recommended her to others who have also hired her. I know in hiring her I got the most professional and compassionate service in the Pittsburgh area.

    - Former Client

  • You couldn't ask for a more knowledgeable or understanding attorney.
    Heather was a great help in one of the most trying times of my life. She was with me through the whole process and was always willing to answer any question or concern, trust me I had a lot, that I had. You couldn't ask for a more knowledgeable or understanding attorney.

    - Former Client

  • I am very thankful that my friend gave me Heather's name
    Heather was recommended to me by a friend. I was ending a marriage of 36 years and knew that it was going to be a long process. Heather made this life changing event less difficult through her genuine empathy,education and knowledge of how to deal with difficult people. I am very thankful that my friend gave me Heather's name. She helped make my life much easier through this difficult time.

    - Former Client

  • I don't believe I would be where I am today without Heather-I meant this!
    Heather is the Shark! She has been very aggressive when needed and when appropriate. She has listened to my needs and concerns as the client, but also has been able to balance my requests, yet be diligent in looking out for my best interests as my attorney. I can't say enough because I was in a major, at least in my terms, a major custody battle and she prevailed or rather pulled through for me and my son! I can't thank her enough and spread the good word about Heather and her level of knowledge and expertise in family law regarding divorce and custody. It just flows and comes naturally for Heather-there is no hesitation! She knows her stuff! I don't believe I would be where I am today without Heather-I meant this! These words are expressed with the sincerest gratitude!

    - Former Client

  • She has always been well prepared and informed, there is no one I would rather represent my family and I!
    I can't say enough wonderful things about Heather! She has been my attorney for five years and won my out of state relocation case in 2012 which is no easy undertaking. Heather guided me through the emotional rollercoaster of a custody case with honesty and understanding. She has always been well prepared and informed, there is no one I would rather represent my family and I!

    - Former Client

  • I specifically appreciated her responsiveness, guidance and communication throughout the process.
    Heather supported me during difficult moments and helped me improve a challenging child custody case. I specifically appreciated her responsiveness, guidance and communication throughout the process. She even improved the communication with the opposing counsel. Thank you Heather.

    - Former Client

  • She is tough and smart.
    I would highly recommend you hire Heather Schmidt. She is tough and smart. She fought for me and won. I now have shared custody of my son even though his mother tried every trick in the book to try to discredit me, even filing false charges against me. Heather was able to convince the judge that these allegations were false through her expertise at cross-examination. Hire her, she will really fight for you too!

    - Former Client

  • She answers your calls and gets results immediately.
    Heather Scmidt is the absolute most amazing attorney I have ever hired. She has been my attorney since 2014 and she has gone above and beyond for the demands that I needed when it came to custody of my son. I would recommend her to everyone that I know. She will fight for the right of you and your family. She has gotten my child back for me twice and once was an emergency. She answers your calls and gets results immediately. If you are having trouble with custody, Heather is the one to call.

    - Former Client

  • I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable and capable divorce attorney.
    Heather was professional and prepared at all times; I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable and capable divorce attorney. She was timely with filings and responses, and provided excellent counsel. She was available to answer my questions and provide guidance.

    - Former Client