Practice Areas:
commercial litigation
complex civil litigation
labor and employment

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Heather A. Herrington

Heather Herrington is an Associate with the Jacobs Law Group. Her primary areas of practice are complex commercial litigation, complex civil litigation and labor and employment matters.

Ms. Herrington earned her juris doctor from Temple University School of Law in 2004 and her Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in 2000 from Marist College. She is admitted to practice in the state courts of Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Following her graduation from Temple, Ms. Herrington served as a judicial clerk with the Honorable Annette M. Rizzo in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas during which she coordinated hundreds of motions in the Civil Motions Program and assisted Judge Rizzo during civil jury trials. Immediately prior to joining the firm, Ms. Herrington was an Associate with Rawle & Henderson, LLP where she assisted in multiple jury trials involving the defense of a wide range of high-exposure, catastrophic injury cases on behalf of doctors, national corporations, as well as local businesses. The types of cases ranged from industrial and construction accidents to commercial motor vehicle accidents as well as defense of medical malpractice cases. Ms. Herrington also has experience at two other Philadelphia area law firms litigating in the areas of toxic tort, employment law and coverage litigation.

Heather has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2010, 2011 and 2012 placing her in the ranks of the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania 40 years old or younger.

Legal & Civic Activities:

Ms. Herrington was elected to serve from 2007-2010 as a member of the Executive Committee of the Young Lawyer's Division, Philadelphia Bar Association.

During her tenure with the YLD of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Ms. Herrington volunteered as a judge for the James Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition and coordinated the volunteer judges as Chair of the Committee from 2007 through 2009. Ms. Herrington continues to participate in various volunteer programs through the YLD of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Ms. Herrington also participated in the Law Day "Goldilocks" Program created by Court of Common Pleas Judge Annette M. Rizzo.

Ms. Herrington has been a member of the Temple American Inn of Court since 2010 participating in and co-producing/writing CLE presentations.

Presentations & Publications:

Volunteering in America, A Call to Citizen Lawyers, Presenter and Co-coordinator of Program for Temple American Inn of Court, May 2010

Philadelphia Motions Practice, CLE course planner and panelist, Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, January 2008

State Civil Litigation Committee Potpourri: Arbitration Issues, CLE course planner and panelist, Philadelphia Bar Association State Civil Litigation Committee, November 2007

Successful Interviewing And Beyond: Learning to Effectively Navigate Your Way as a Woman Lawyer to Ensure Success, CLE panelist, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, September 2007

Tips for Successful Philadelphia Motions Practice, CLE course planner and moderator, Philadelphia Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, September 2007

Professional Associations:

Philadelphia Bar Association

YLD Executive Committee (2007-2010)

Chair of James Bradway Mock Trial Competition Committee (2007-2009)

Temple American Inn of Court

Professional Women's Roundtable, Board of Directors


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Samuel First

Joshua Gelman

Neal Jacobs

Gene Linkmeyer

Alan Rosen

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