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Heather M. Fields

Heather M. Fields

Senior Counsel
Phone:804.819.1118
Fax:804.649.1762

Heather Fields is a seasoned litigator who focuses on defending manufacturers of automobiles, industrial equipment and consumer goods in product liability cases involving high-value catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims in both state and federal courts.

In her more than ten years of experience, she has tried numerous bench and jury trials to verdict as both first and second chair. Heather has extensive experience developing all aspects of case strategy, having managed a complex litigation docket of hundreds of active cases for a manufacturer of industrial fuel purification systems.  She coordinated case strategy for local counsel in more than 20 states and, through jurisdictional objections and dispositive motions, developed consistent defensive strategies with an emphasis on early resolution. Heather drafted a variety of motions during all stages of litigation and crafted objections and responses to unique discovery requests while maintaining a uniform strategy across all jurisdictions.

Heather also has extensive experience handling commercial disputes including contract disputes, class actions, fraud and other commercial matters. She is skilled in managing large document review and production projects as well as engaging in mediation and settlement of high-value litigation. She prides herself on finding effective and cost-efficient solutions for both pattern and one-time litigation matters.

In her spare time, Heather loves to bake and runs a successful home-based, custom bakery. She also enjoys playing social sports and traveling abroad.

 

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2009

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 2013

Education

  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2009

    Intellectual Property Certificate

    Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association Award for Excellence

    Pro Bono Certificate

    Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, Managing Editor

    Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition

    Client Counseling and Negotiation Board

  • University of Maryland, B.A., B.S., 2006

    —with honors

    —Dean's List

    —American Studies Honors Program

    —Omicron Delta Kappa

Professional Associations

    • Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Virginia Bar Association
      —Litigation Section
    • Richmond Bar Association