Before pivoting to law, Heather was an accomplished educator, writer, and editor for two decades. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a master’s degree in Spanish Linguistics and is also proficient in Portuguese and German. Over the course of her dynamic and varied career, Heather taught Spanish and English classes at the college level, developed curriculum, trained teachers, and spearheaded a project to revamp the Spanish Department at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. She also worked as a freelance writer and editor and co-founded and managed Mind Magic, a company that taught logic and critical thinking skills to students in Mesa preschools and elementary schools.
Heather was accepted to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University as an O’Connor Fellow and graduated near the top of her class. She excelled in Legal Writing and Legal Advocacy and was an Associate Editor on the Arizona State Law Journal. As a law student, she often volunteered at immigration clinics and has incorporated that experience into her own practice, frequently partnering with the Florence Immigration and Refugee Rights Project on asylum cases and other pro bono projects.
As an attorney, Heather has aligned her unique professional background and passion for education to her growing law practice, advising educational institutions and supporting her clients at the appellate level. Prior to joining Osborn Maledon, she worked as a judicial clerk to Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer at the Arizona Supreme Court.
Heather loves to read, travel, and scuba dive. She and her husband, Paul, live in Mesa with their six children.
- 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