Heather brings valuable courtroom and jury trial experience to the MLR team from her time working at the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, as well as providing civil defense in the Oregon Circuit Courts, and providing criminal defense in the Federal Court for for the District of Oregon. Her well-reasoned arguments and zealous defense of her clients resulted in favorable outcomes at every one of her jury trials. Heather is a team player who is quick to pull up a second chair at a fellow attorney’s trial in order to assist and to learn new trial techniques. Her practice experience includes: Insurance Defense; Wills, Trusts, and Probate; Criminal Misdemeanor and Felony Defense; Real Estate Transfer; Corporation and Nonprofit Creation; and expungements.
In her free time, Heather enjoys hiking to waterfalls throughout the area, taking long Sunday drives exploring the pacific Northwest, and spending time with her daughters. She is an experienced blue water sailor with 8,000 nautical miles living aboard the SV Double Happiness. An avid animal lover, she has a Collie named Candy, a Jack Russell Terrier named Tortfeasor, and a polydactyl cat named Hemingway.