Experience

Heather McConnell is a complex business litigator with over twenty years of experience litigating in state and federal courts throughout the United States.  Her areas of practice include commercial, financial services, professional malpractice, intellectual property, employment discrimination, premises liability and other disputes.  Ms. McConnell handles all aspects of litigation from inception to trial or alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including mediation and arbitration, with a practical, business-minded view, focused on developing legal strategies to efficiently achieve business goals while minimizing risks to clients.

Ms. McConnell served as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School, teaching a class in Civil Discovery.  She has also worked on numerous pro bono matters seeking asylum in immigration courts on behalf of victims of drug cartel violence in Mexico and filing appeals of denied asylum applications.

Education

Ms. McConnell earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine.

Admissions

Ms. McConnell is admitted to practice in California and Texas.  She is also admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit and all United States District Courts in California.