Overview

Before pivoting to law, Heather was an accomplished educator, writer, and editor for two decades. This experience positions her for a practice advising educational institutions and supporting her clients at the appellate level. In her varied and dynamic career, Heather has developed curriculum, trained teachers to provide English language instruction to foreign military, and spearheaded a project to revamp the Spanish Department at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. She is a co-founder of Mind Magic, which offered logic and reasoning curriculum training to preschools and elementary schools, and has worked as a writer and editor helping authors with copy editing and writing development services.

As an attorney, Heather aligned her unique professional background and passion for education to her growing law practice. Prior to joining Osborn Maledon, she was a judicial extern to Magistrate Judge John Z. Boyle at the United States District Court, District of Arizona, and to Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer at the Arizona Supreme Court. She continued to work under the mentorship of Justice Timmer as a Judicial Clerk from 2020 to 2021.

Prior to receiving her law degree, Heather volunteered with attorneys offering pro bono work on immigration issues and has continued to incorporate that into her own practice. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and her Master of Arts in Spanish Linguistics and is also proficient in Portuguese and German. She graduated near the top of her class from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where she excelled in Legal Writing and Legal Advocacy.

Heather loves to read, travel, and scuba dive. She and her husband, Paul, live in Mesa with their six children.

Awards

  • O’Connor Fellow / Leo and Annette Beus Top Scholar
  • CALI Awards for Torts, Legal Advocacy, and Immigration Law
  • Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law Studies