Skip to main content

Heidi Salter-Ferris

Personal injury Attorney at Ann Arbor, MI

5.0   1 review

also known as Heidi Salter

  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 35 years
    Illinois - IL 40 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1988
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1983
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Heidi

Learn Heidi’s areas of practice.

Areas of practice: Serious personal injury and wrongful death, medical malpractice, serious automobile litigation, and birth trauma. Ms. Salter-Ferris graduated from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois in 1983 and has limited her practice to serious injury law ever since. She began her legal career at a prestigious Chicago law firm before relocating to Ann Arbor in 1988.

She is a past president of the Washtenaw Trial Lawyers Association, and is a former executive board member of the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association. She is the recipient of WTLA's "Attorney of the Year" award.

Ms. Salter-Ferris is the author of "The 1993 Michigan Medical Malpractice Act Tort Reform Book". She has also served as an author on small law firm practice and lecturer on trial practice issues for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. She currently serves on ICLE's Civil Litigation Advisory Board.

Ms. Salter-Ferris has served as a Washtenaw County Bar Association board member, and has co-chaired its Judiciary Committee. She created and served for two years as host of WCBA's "The Legal Forum", a monthly cable television program.

She is a member of the Woman Lawyer's Association of Michigan, and received the WLAM Washtenaw Region's Pro Bono award.

Ms. Salter-Ferris has been handling major personal injury cases throughout her experience as a trial lawyer, and is the author of several articles and book chapters on personal injury law. She is listed in "Who's Who in American Law," is a member of "The Million Dollar Advocates Forum" and is listed in "The Best Lawyers in America."


Heidi Salter-Ferris
4158 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108-1004
Heidi Salter-Ferris
4158 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hide locations

Similar lawyers nearby


5.0 / 5.0
  1 customer review
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by George | November 8, 2014
Michigan's Best
I am not one eager to make recommendations but I have no reservations suggesting Heidi Ferris-Salter for legal counsel. I don't mind giving credit where it is deserved as I have the utmost confidence in Heidi's abilities. I was fortunate to have Heidi represent me in a malpractice case. I wanted the best and after thorough research and recommendations I decided that the Ferris-Salter Law Firm was my best bet. I was right. Heidi was very friendly and professional. She showed a genuine interest in my well being with more than just lip service. Heidi and her husband Don went out of their way to travel to my house and donate a much needed medical device. Don't let her kind demeanor fool you though, when you need her to be tough she is like a pit bull. Heidi didn't let me get pushed around or taken advantage of. I not only was facing the defendants lawyers but also her employers legal team, both listed as "super lawyer" firms. Then there was the insurance company lawyers. I felt outnumbered and out gunned but fortunately for me Heidi is smart as a whip and knows her trade well. It seemed that the other professionals we dealt with had great respect for her and some even saying so. When I came to Heidi, I knew I had a difficult case. She already had all the resources and professionals my case required that were probably the best I could have gotten. Heidi gave me good counseling and made me aware of the many pitfalls and traps that awaited. When I needed a lawyer in two places at once, Heidi's husband, Don filled in. Two super lawyers for the price of one. I had a truck load of paperwork to be sorted through and analyzed. I don't know how they did it as the work seemed overwhelming but Heidi and her team of professionals went through it all with a fine tooth comb and didn't miss a thing. Heidi made the whole process easy for me. She did all the leg work and heavy lifting so to speak. In the end it is results that matter. I could not be more pleased or have gotten better results if not for Heidi. She earned every penny and worked hard for it. I definitely got my money's worth with Heidi. A good lawyer like her pays for themselves in the long run. Today my quality of life is far greater than I had even hoped for and I owe Heidi a debt of gratitude for that. This isn't the time to go bargain shopping for lawyers. You want the best. You need Heidi.
Read less


  • Free Consultation 120 minutes


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ferris & Salter
  • 1995 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bishop, Gates & Salter, P.C.
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Associate
  • Bishop & Shelton, P.C
  • 1983 - 1992


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Northern Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Medical malpractice case involving failure to diagnose an aortic aneurysm
  • $2.3 Million Verdict
  • Traumatic brain injury suffered from truck/pedestrian accident
  • $5.1 Million Settlement


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive Board Member
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1993 - 1994
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Washtenaw Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1995
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
  • Member
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Listed
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • N/A
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • N/A
View all awards


View all publications

Speaking Engagements

View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (0)
Given (1)
Endorse Heidi
Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney.

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Ann Arbor Personal injury Lawyer Heidi Salter-Ferris
Heidi Salter-Ferris
Personal injury Attorney
Ann Arbor, MI
Licensed for 40 years
Free Consultation