Our Firm

Pittsburgh family attorneys, Schmidt Bresnahan Law Group, have built a reputation for providing individuals in western Pennsylvania with sound family legal advice and effective representation. Nothing is more important than family, and that is why you need experienced Pittsburgh family lawyers working with you during this difficult time of family law issues. Our Pittsburgh family attorneys have the knowledge and skill to protect your interests in all areas of family law such as child custody, real estate, wills, and estate administration.

Attorney Heather Schmidt Bresnahan has built a reputation in Pittsburgh, PA for providing clients in Western Pennsylvania with sound legal advice with the most effective representation. She has the knowledge and skill set to protect your interests in the areas of family law, divorce law, and wills and estate administration.


Incredible Attorney!

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Posted by Francine
August 23, 2015

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 roller coaster 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!

Experienced and Dependable Lawyer You Can Trust

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Posted by Rena
August 23, 2015

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.

Heather Schmidt Bresnahan

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Posted by Lynne
August 23, 2015

Heather did an excellent job handling my divorce in 2005 both from a legal standpoint and also as a help to me during a very difficult time.
She has remained my family attorney over the years.
I consider her a good friend that I can call on for help and guidance or lunch


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August 22, 2015

Heather did a great job handling my situation in a way that was considerate of my unique desires through the divorce process. She had a very balanced approach of explaining what my rights were and providing her legal advice, while remaining accepting of me when I chose to vary from her recommended strategy. She stood at the ready to assist when I needed guidance and a tougher stance while always being considerate of my desired end goal.

Heather Lynn Schmidt~Highly Recommended!

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Posted by Mary
March 13, 2014

Ms. Schmidt helped(and is still helping) me through the difficult, confusing and emotional aspects of my divorce. I don’t know what I would have done without her. My case involved a great deal of not-your-run-of the mill complications that I had not originally anticipated. As things got more complicated, Heather stepped up and guided me through the experience, as well as providing me with additional resources. She handled everything(even my emotional outbursts) with just the right balance of professionalism and empathy. She also handled each road block with expertise, not allowing me to give up.

Difficult Divorce

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Posted by Linda C
February 27, 2014

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.


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Posted by CINDY G
February 19, 2014

Recommendation – definitely; going through a divorce is devastating in its self, but when you have a well-established, trustworthy lawyer makes a big difference. At times when needed, Heather was there for reassurance. With her understanding and her guidance she made the journey much more easier.

An incredible Lawyer

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Posted by K.C.
August 12, 2012

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 a lot 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 okay and she did. I would definitely 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.