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Admissions

  • Ohio, 1990
  • District Courts:
  • Northern District of Ohio, 1998
  • Southern District of Ohio, 1991
  • District of Columbia, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Clerkships

  • Hon. Alba L. Whiteside Jr. of the Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals

Education

The Ohio State University, JD with honors, 1990

The Ohio State University, BA summa cum laude (Chemistry), 1987

Profile

“Like chemistry, employment laws can be complicated.  I help my clients understand key legal elements to avoid costly business disruptions.”   

Businesses and business owners encounter legal risks in the workplace.  Brigid E. Heid regularly assists them in managing these risks.  She counsels on best practices and procedures, handbooks, wage and hour, employee leave and discipline, EEO, internal investigations, and protecting intellectual property and confidential information.  She also represents employers in state and federal court and administrative agencies throughout Ohio.  Ms. Heid is a member of the Labor & Employment and Business Litigation Practice Groups at Eastman & Smith.

Ms. Heid holds both a law degree and an undergraduate degree (chemistry) from The Ohio State University.  Besides law, Ms. Heid has many other interests.  She and her husband adopt rescue dogs and enjoy vacationing in the great outdoors.  Golf is one of her primary avocations. Painting is another.  While Ms. Heid currently resides in Columbus, she is originally from Fremont, Ohio.

Honors & Affiliations

Community/Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

  • Representative to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, 2018-present
  • Member of Litigation and Employment Law Committees
  • Advisory Panel, 2012

Columbus Bar Association

  • President, 2016 - 2017
  • President-Elect, 2015 - 2016
  • Secretary-Treasurer, 2014 - 2015
  • Board of Governors 2011 – 2018
  • Association Relations/Past Presidents, member
  • Labor & Employment Law Committee, member
  • Common Pleas Court Committee, member
  • Judicial Screening Committee, former alternate-member

Columbus Bar Foundation

  • Fellow
  • Board of Trustees, 2013 - 2018

LPGA Amateur Golf Association (f.k.a. Executive Women’s Golf Association)

  • Past-President, Columbus Chapter; League Captain

Kappa Kappa Gamma

  • Past Treasurer, Beta Nu House Association

Legal Aid Society of Columbus

  • Past President
  • Board of Trustees, member 1998-2008
  • Client and Human Relations Committee, past chair

National Association of Women Business Owners

  • Columbus Chapter, Member

Ohio Academy of Civil Trial Attorneys

  •  Employment Law Committee, chair

Ohio State Bar Association

  •  Member

Women Lawyers of Franklin County

  • Past President

Honors & Awards

Best

  • AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • Best Lawyer®, Employment Law-Management, 2014 - Present
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Top 25 Women Lawyers in Columbus, by Law and Politics Magazine, 2014 - Present
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2012 - Present
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2005 - 2006

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