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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1987||03/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|San Antonio Best Lawyers||Scene in SA Magazine||2006|
|American Jurisprudence Awards,Domestic Relations||N/A||1986|
|American Jurisprudence Award, Agency and Partnership Law||N/A||1986|
|Attorney/Owner||The L.D.Heard Law Firm Inc.||1992 - Present|
|MEDIATOR, Family Law Certified||L.D.Heard Law Firm Inc.||2016 - 2017|
|Adjunct Professor||Wayland Baptist University||1996 - 2006|
|Attorney||Soules and Wallace||1988 - 1992|
|Briefing Attorney||4th Court of Appeals, San Antonio||1987 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Antonio Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|San Antonio Bar Association, Elder Law Section||Member||N/A|
|San Antonio Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section||Member||N/A|
|Texas Women Lawyers||Board of Directors||1987 - 1988|
|Blackthorne v. Blackthorne||N/A|
|TDPRS v. McFarland||McFarland children were adopted|
|See all legal cases|
|NBI seminar, Probate: Beyond the Basics||“Ethical Issues in Probate Practice: Establishing and Following Ethical Best Practices,” by Laura D. Heard||2007|
|NBI seminar, Building Your Civil Trial Skills||“How to Handle Post-Trial Issues,” by Laura D. Heard,||2006|
|Docket Call in Civil Court, CLE seminar at St. Mary’s School of Law||Co-author: Discovery by the Book, by Luther H. Soules III and Laura D. Heard||1991|
|29 SO. TEX. LAW REVIEW 413||Acknowledged in: "The Will Execution Ceremony – History, Significance, and Strategies," by Gerry W. Beyer, with acknowledgment for assistance to Laura D. Heard||1988|
|Texas Wills and Estates, Cases and Materials, by Gerry W. Beyer. (Butterworth Legal Publishers)||Acknowledged for research in:Texas Wills and Estates, Cases and Materials, by Gerry W. Beyer; acknowledgment at page vii.||1987|
|West’s Texas Forms, Probate and Administration of Estates, vol. 12A, by Leopold and Beyer (West Publishing Co.)||Acknowledged for research in: West’s Texas Forms, Probate and Administration of Estates, vol. 12A, by Leopold and Beyer; acknowledgment at page v.||1987|
|17 ST. MARY’S LAW JOURNAL 927||A Time to Be Born, A Time to Die: Alternative Reproduction and Texas Probate Law, by Laura D. Heard||1986|
|18 St. Mary’s Law Journal 661||Education –House Bill 72 – Teacher Competency Testing Is a Valid Exercise of State Legislative Police Power, Recent Development: Texas State Teacher’s Ass’n v. State, 711 S.W.2d 421 (Tex. App.–Austin 1986, no writ),||1986|
|St Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Baylor University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|People's Law School - San Antonio Bar||Consumer Law||1995|
Posted by Diane
Attorney Laura Heard helped me and my husband with estate issues. Laura met with us at our convenience. She filed the necessary papers for us at the courthouse and kept us informed as she completed legal issues on our behalf. I highly recommend Laura in the area of wills, estate issues, and family affairs. She is honest, forthright, and has a gentle manner about her.
Posted by anonymous
I thought I only needed a guide to help me through a child support hearing when I hired Laura. Little did I know of the roller coaster ride ahead. I was grateful for her kindness and guiding hand through each step of the process. I went in to the courthouse each time knowing what to expect and what I needed to do. Through several resets, a temporary orders hearing, and the children's father deciding he wanted to have full custody so child support would no longer be an issue, Laura was by my side. She was always patient and I knew that her Christian values lined up with my own and helped to make decisions about what was best and not just what was easy or what got the most money. In the end, I received more than I had expected (including attorney's fees paid by the father), and I felt good about the process. I was not ashamed of what I had just been through, as I thought I might be, but I felt vindicated, like I had not been asking too much, but received exactly what God had intended. I have recommended her several times over and am grateful to have had this experience.
Posted by anonymous
Laura and her team helped me settle the estate of my mother. She was available and did an excellent job for me. Laura and team are professional but friendly and made me feel confident and in safe hands.
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