Heather Nelson represents clients in the areas of complex civil litigation, corporate investigations, antitrust, class action defense, and toxic tort. She also maintains an active pro bono practice. During law school, Heather was awarded the Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s President’s Medallion. She also clerked for the Hon. Neil Hartigan of the Illinois Court of Claims and served as a student articles editor on the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal.
While attending law school, Heather competed on Loyola’s Family Law moot court team at the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law, winning best brief in 2016 and second best brief in 2017 and placing as a semifinalist in 2016 and a finalist in 2017. Having worked with Loyola’s Child Law Clinic, she is passionate about children’s rights, education, and juvenile justice. Prior to law school, Heather was a Teach for America Corps Member in the Bay Area.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2017, J.D., magna cum laude
University of Virginia, 2010, B.A., Sociology and Spanish, with distinction
Clerkship to Judge Neil Hartigan of the Illinois Court of Claims (2015 - 2017)
Awards and Affiliations
Recipient, Loyola University Chicago School of Law President’s Medallion (2016-2017)
Member, Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
Recipient, CALI Awards for Legal Writing; Criminal Procedure Investigation