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Heid Joins Eastman & Smith’s Columbus Office


    Brigid E. Heid has joined Eastman & Smith in our Columbus office as part of the Labor & Employment Practice Group.

    “We are pleased to have Brigid join our Columbus office to support the needs of the Firm’s clients and build on our continued expansion in the Central Ohio market,” commented Lane Williamson, chair of the Firm’s Executive Committee. “Brigid has developed strong ties to the legal community, in particular with her current role as president of the Columbus Bar Association.”

     Ms. Heid regularly advises her clients on matters involving business and employment disputes. Her practice focuses on helping businesses manage legal risks in the workplace, from protecting intellectual property and trade secrets from unauthorized disclosure or even theft, to developing best practices for handling employee discipline, properly classifying and paying workers, hiring and firing, leave management, insurance coverage and preventing harassment and discrimination. Ms. Heid earned both her law degree and her undergraduate degree (Chemistry) from The Ohio State University.

     Ms. Heid currently is serving as the president of the Columbus Bar Association. She has been named one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, and a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine; a Best Lawyer in Employment Law by Best Lawyers® and has been elected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Ms. Heid also has achieved the highest AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

    In addition to her involvement with the Columbus Bar Association, Ms. Heid is a member of many organizations including the Columbus Bar Foundation, the National Association of Women Business Owners, Executive Women’s Golf Association and Women Lawyers of Franklin County.