Heather M. Morado is the founder of Morado Law, PLLC, where she counsels both emerging and established clients with regard to entertainment, intellectual property, and general business matters. As a former professional violinist, Heather brings a unique perspective to her law practice, often employing a right and left-brained approach in developing pragmatic, creative, and business-focused solutions for her clients.
An accomplished musician in her own right, Heather truly understands and connects with the creative community that she serves. Heather credits the rigor and difficulty of her classical violin training with instilling discipline, attention to detail, and creative problem-solving skills that have enabled her to deliver an exceptional level of quality legal service to her clients.
Heather has received numerous professional recognitions and awards, including the following notable achievements:
“50 Attorneys of Note in the Music Business” designation - Billboard Magazine feature naming the top 50 attorneys in the United States available to professionals in the music, media, and entertainment industries.
“Distinguished Lawyer” designation from the Expert Network – selective award based on knowledge, reputation, and professional achievement, limited to the top 3% of all attorneys nationwide.
“Rising Star” award from Washington Superlawyers – recognition for attorneys that have received a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, limited to the top 2.5% of attorneys in Washington state.
“Client’s Choice” award from Avvo, Inc. – recognition based on consistent superior client ratings with regard to an attorney’s knowledge, responsiveness, and trustworthiness.
Heather is a cum laude graduate of Seattle University School of Law, where she was named a Dean’s Scholar. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Puget Sound, earned under a full scholarship on the basis of musical and academic merit. Heather is a member of the Washington State Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Her professional associations include the American Bar Association entertainment law and intellectual property law sections, the Pacific Northwest chapter of the Recording Academy, and she has served on the board of directors of Women in Film / Seattle. In addition, Heather authors an entertainment and intellectual property law blog at seattleentertainmentlawyer.com.
In her spare time, Heather teaches a small studio of violin and piano students, and has performed with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, the Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, the Skagit Opera orchestra, and the Bellevue Opera orchestra.