Heather is an associate in the firm’s Maritime Section. Her practice focuses on all areas of admiralty and maritime litigation and dispute resolution, as well as some waterfront business transaction work.  Heather has represented clients in a number of federal Shipowner’s Limitation of Liability Act cases all across the country, including cases filed in federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, and California.

Heather is an active member in the local maritime legal and business community. Her professional memberships include the Maritime Law Association, the Virginia Maritime Association, and the Propeller Club of the United States.  Heather also is an active member of the Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, and the I’Anson Hoffman Inn of Court.

During her time in law school at William & Mary, Heather served on the Moot Court Executive Board as the Spong Tournament Justice. In that role, she coordinated and hosted the Team’s 50th Annual Moot Court Tournament, welcoming 50 teams from across the country to compete in the Team’s first virtual tournament. While on Moot Court, Heather’s team competed in the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition and successfully advanced all the way to the semi-final round.  While at William & Mary’s Law School, Heather also served as the President of the Virginia Bar Association’s Law School Council. 

Prior to law school, Heather worked as a paralegal and legal assistant for a well-respected maritime litigation firm in Norfolk. Before that, she worked as a recruiter for a staffing agency in Northern Virginia.

Heather is a 2015 graduate of the University of Virginia at Wise and a 2021 graduate of the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary.

Practice Areas
    • Education

      • J.D., William & Mary Law School, Moot Court Team, 2021
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    • Memberships

      • Virginia State Bar
      • Virginia Bar Association
      • Federal Bar Association
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