Heather Dechert

Partner

Tel: 716.842.2800 Fax: 716.845.6709
Email: hdechert@websterszanyi.com

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law (Management)
  • Labor Law (Management)
  • School Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Civil Litigation

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude)
  • John Carroll University, B.A. (cum laude)

Admitted to Practice

  • New York State
  • District Court for the Western District of New York
  • State of Ohio
  • District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Prior Experience

  • Jones Day (Cleveland)
  • Volunteer Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge William Skretny, United States District Judge for the Western District of New York

Professional Associations

  • Erie County Bar Association (Labor Law Committee)
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York – Western New York Chapter
  • New York State Bar Association
  • UB Law Alumni Association, GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Board of Director
  • Organization of Public Employer Negotiations
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York Young Professionals Group

Contact Us

Tel: (716) 842-2800
Fax: (716) 845-6709
info@websterszanyi.com
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Webster Szanyi is our choice for national environmental matters as well as litigation in upstate New York.  Their high quality and efficient service coupled with their very reasonable rates is unrivaled compared to other firms we have worked with

Lisa Dalfonso
Vice President,
Assistant General Counsel, Mott’s LLP

I have been very pleased with the capabilities and work product of Webster Szanyi attorneys. For example, Jeremy Colby is a former County Attorney who is highly effective in municipal litigation. The firm was recently retained as special counsel for a highly technical lawsuit. In a few months’ time, Webster Szanyi obtained a successful result for the Town. Jeremy’s diligent response and immediate grasp of the issues makes it a pleasure to work with this firm.

Ron Bennett
Town Attorney,
Town of Aurora and Town of Wales