Born and raised in West Tennessee, Heather has practiced law since 1998. Since 2003, she has worked in Knoxville, Tennessee where she helps people and small businesses. For five years after graduating law school, she practiced with Young & Perl, PLC in Memphis, Tennessee where she focused on labor and employment defense work. In Knoxville, she has focused on general civil litigation and gained a wealth of experience in many areas.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where she was a Phi Beta Kappa and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Memphis School of Law where she received the Dean's Award of Academic Excellence in Trial Advocacy.
In Knoxville, she is very active in the community and serves on the Board of Directors of The Sertoma Center and the YWCA.