After graduating from ASU, Heather received a full-ride scholarship to attend ASU law. But, as a life-long activist for social justice, she had only one school in mind: the University of California at Berkeley.
Heather arrived at Berkeley during a time of great social upheaval. She then accepted a job at Perkins Coie, one of the largest law firms in the country, in the hopes of working on some of the firm’s well-known pro bono cases. Eventually, however, Heather felt that her impact could be more significant in the non-profit sector, and left Perkins to create Justice that Works, a 501(c0(3) dedicated to reforming the criminal justice system.
In 2018, Heather got the itch to return to the full-time practice of law. It took little time for her to find a place at the PLF. She has been representing civil rights and injury plaintiffs in the courtroom ever since.
There are a lot of lawyers out there with good intentions. But intention doesn’t always equal impact. Especially when it comes to this type of work.
The cases we take on involve clearly-defined sides: It is the System vs. the Person. And our loyalties are clear: We represent the people.
That’s why we’re The People’s Law Firm. Because if a system doesn’t work for everyone, it doesn’t work. Period. And we won’t stop until it does.