Heather serves as the Chair of the Intellectual Property practice group. A registered Patent Attorney, her practice includes the domestic and international prosecution of patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as litigation research pertaining to all areas of intellectual property. She also provides intellectual property support for corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions. Coordinating efforts through seizures and other measures, she represents nationally recognized brands in their efforts to discontinue counterfeiting. Her combined background in mechanical engineering and law uniquely qualifies her to assist the firm’s business clients.

Heather’s prior experience includes serving as an attorney with Emerson & Skeriotis and as an intellectual property attorney with the law firm of McLaughlin and McNally. 

Heather is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Akron Bar Association, Member
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
    • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Leadership Akron (Class 29), Graduate
    • National Super Kids Classic, Board of Directors
    • Akron Bar Foundation, Fellow
    • Torchbearers, Past President and Vice President
    • Torchbearers College Committee, Former Chair
  • Articles & Presentations
  • Representative Engagements
    • Heather represents a consumer product company with respect to its domestic and foreign intellectual property matters. She conducted a seizure of counterfeit goods with U.S. Marshals in the State of California in a case against an importer of counterfeit goods.
  • Distinctions
    • Cleveland’s Legal Leaders™ – Top Rated Lawyer in General Practice, Intellectual Property, and Internet Law — 2013
    • ‘4th Annual Barbara Mathews Award,’ by Leadership Akron — June 5, 2013
    • Rising Star through a peer- and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thompson Reuters legal division — 2006-2012
    • ‘Most Powerful & Influential Women in Ohio,’ by Ohio Diversity Council — 2008-2009
    • ‘30 for the Future’ Young Professional by the Greater Akron Chamber — 2008