Heather understands that the divorce process is one of the most difficult times of anyone’s life. As a divorcee herself, she has firsthand experience of the toll it can take. A big part of what Heather helps her clients do is repurpose all of the effort and time they put into their marriages into figuring out the most productive way to go on with their lives.
Heather began her career as a social worker. After almost five years in that field, working first with chronically mentally ill adults, but primarily with children and families, she decided to go to law school where she graduated in the top third of her class.
Following law school, Heather relocated to Reno, Nevada, where she began her career as a Judicial Clerk in the Family Court of the Second Judicial District Court for Washoe County, and continued working with children and families. Working on the inside of Family Court gave Heather a unique perspective into the practice, including the ability to see firsthand how judges respond to legal arguments and tactics. She was also able participate in the adjudication of virtually every issue that could be raised within the family courts. “While I would never boast that I’ve seen it all,” says Heather. “I’ve seen enough.”
After leaving Washoe County, Heather worked both as a contract attorney, helping other attorneys draft their argumentative family law pleadings, and also resolved special education complaints for the state of Washington before starting her own firm. To date, Heather has over twenty years of combined experience in helping families through their difficult times.
In her spare time, Heather is a runner, a snowboarder, a knitter, and a humanist. She also wants to become a foodie.