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Heather A. Engman joined Breakstone, White & Gluck in the spring of 2005 as an associate, concentrating her practice in personal injury and professional liability litigation on behalf of plaintiffs.  Ms. Engman graduated from Colby College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1997.  In 2005, Ms. Engman completed a dual degree program, receiving her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law and her Master of Public Health from Tufts University.  Ms. Engman is a member of the Women’s Bar Association (WBA), the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA), the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA), and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA). 


After graduating from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1997, and prior to entering the legal field, Ms. Engman worked as a Research Assistant at the Massachusetts General Hospital in a laboratory studying genetic causes for Lou Gehrig’s disease and muscular dystrophies.


During law school Ms. Engman served as a law clerk for the Honorable Joseph Tauro at the Federal District Court in Boston, the firms Motley Rice (Providence, Rhode Island) and Thornton & Naumes (Boston, Massachusetts), and the Family Advocacy Program at the Boston Medical Center, which provides legal services to low-income children whose legal issues adversely affect their health.


Heather’s public health degree and science background make her uniquely qualified to work on medical malpractice and personal injury cases, by providing her with an expertise in statistics, epidemiology, biology, and science, as well as quality of care and patient safety issues.  This education allows Ms. Engman to understand and analyze the medical and scientific literature and patient medical records.  


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%

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Thornton & Naumes, LLP

100 Summer Street
30th Floor
Boston, MA, 02110


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
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Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
associateBreakstone, White & Gluck, P.C.2009 - Present
AssociateThornton & Naumes2009 - Present
law clerkBreakstone, White & Gluck, P.C.2004 - 2004
law clerkThornton & Naumes2004 - 2004
law clerkMotley Rice2003 - 2004
law clerkFamily Advocacy Program2003 - 2003
law clerkHonerable Joseph Tauro2002 - 2002
case assistantGoodwin Procter2000 - 2001
research assistantThe Massachusetts General Hospital1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Women's Bar Association of MassachusettsBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2005 - Present
Women's Bar Associationmember2005 - Present
Massachusetts Bar Associationmember2005 - Present
Massachusetts Public Health AssociationmemberN/A
Massachusetts Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionBoard of Directors2007 - 2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tufts University Graduate Programs in Public HealthPublic HealthMPH - master of public health2005
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Colby CollegePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997