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Marilyn A Heiken

Medical malpractice Attorney at Eugene, OR

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Marilyn

Learn Marilyn’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    Medical malpractice is an area of personal injury law where a person is injured due to negligent medical care.

    31 years, 30 cases

  2. Car accident
    Car accident claims involve accidents where people suffer a physical injury of some kind.

    31 years, 50 cases

  3. Personal injury
    Personal injury is an area of law where a person is injured or killed due to the fault of another. Many cases are resolved informally. Many others must be filed and litigated.

    31 years, 300 cases

  4. Wrongful death
    Wrongful death involves a claim where a person has died as result of the wrongdoing of another person.

    31 years, 30 cases

Marilyn Heiken represents people seriously injured or killed by car and truck collisions, defective products, medical malpractice, industrial accidents, and other incidents. Marilyn has the highest professional ratings for legal ability and ethics.

Marilyn entered the field of law in her early twenties as the office manager for St. Andrew Legal Clinic in Portland, Oregon. The clinic is a catholic nonprofit organization that provides legal services to people in financial need. She then worked as a legal secretary for three years in Eugene before she decided to go to law school. She decided to become a lawyer to address injustices she saw in society and in the practice of law. Marilyn got her bachelors degree in English, summa cum laude, from the University of Oregon, and she got her law degree from the University of Oregon in 1992.

Marilyn started working with Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton in 1995. The Johnson firm has a dedicated team of professionals working on every case. They return your calls and emails promptly. They understand how stressful being involved in litigation can be, and they work with you every step of the way to explain the process and advocate for you. They listen carefully so that they understand your case.

Marilyn is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Lane County Bar Association, and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (Guardian member.) Marilyn is admitted to practice in all Oregon state and federal courts.

Marilyn serves as an elected delegate to the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates. She is also an editor and author for two Oregon State Bar continuing education publications: Torts and Statutory Time Limitations. For a complete list of her publications, please see her biography at

Marilyn is also an artist. She has a metal smith shop where she makes jewelry. She also likes to paint using watercolors, and she knits and sews. She also hikes and bikes, and reads way too many novels. She is married to Doug Heiken who works for Oregon Wild.

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975 Oak St Ste 1050
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired attorney
She helped with settling my car accident without her we wouldn't have gotten what we
Response from Marilyn Heiken May 19, 2021
I was very happy to be able to help you deal with the insurance companies and get the compensation for your injuries that you deserved.
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Generous and Courteous
I consulted with Marilyn about a case and found her to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She was very generous with her time and explained the issues to me in plain language without making me feel intimidated. I felt she has my best interests in mind. I am happy to recommend her as a plaintiff attorney.
Posted by Jodie | April 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated attorney
My son was a passenger injured in an auto accident. He suffered a fractured jaw. Despite limited insurance and many others injured, marilyn pursued all avenues and obtained a great settlement for him. She is dedicated and an extremely savvy attorney!
Posted by Ned | April 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Advocate
I hired Marilyn after I was struck with a car as a pedestrian in a crosswalk. I sustained considerable injures and needed a good attorney to be my advocate with the insurance company. She had me send her all the medial bills and she saw that they got paid and she negotiated vigorously with the insurance company to get me a fair monetary settlement. Despite the pandemic, she was able to provide personal service and I felt that she was a caring person to have on my side.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton, PC
  • 1995 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Luvaas Cobb Richards & Fraser
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Judicial Clerk
  • State of Oregon
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Office Manager
  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic
  • 1982 - 1983
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  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD
  • 1992
  • University of Oregon
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Trampoline Court Injury
  • Successful Resolution
  • Chiropractor Negligence
  • Successful Resolution
  • Caregiver Negligence
  • Successful Resolution
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  • Oregon State Bar/PLF Statutory Time Limitations
  • Editor
  • 2021 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Publications Com
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar House of Delegates
  • Delegate
  • 2017 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Local Professional Responsibility
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • Moot Court Judge
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar Torts CLE
  • Editorial Board
  • 1996 - Present
  • Lane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Publications Com
  • Co-Chair
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Lane County Bar Association, Judicial Admin Committee
  • Chair
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Women's Law Forum
  • Director
  • 1991 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Leadership of Women
  • Anna E. Wood
  • 1992


  • PLF in Brief
  • Potential Malpractice Trap in the OTCA
  • 2019
  • Oregon Trial Lawyer Magazine
  • Workers Compensation Liens in Third Party Claims
  • 2019
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Magazine
  • Characters who shaped our character
  • 2017
  • Oregon Trial Lawyer Magazine
  • Landslide
  • 2016
  • 1 and 2 Torts OSB Legal Pubs
  • 1 and 2 Torts Editorial Board
  • 2012
  • 2 TORTS OSB Legal Pubs
  • Wrongful Death and Survival of Personal Injury Actions
  • 2012
  • Chapter 11, 1 TORTS OSB Legal Pubs 2006
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2006
  • Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section Newsletter
  • Elder Abuse and the Civil Justice System
  • 2006
  • 2 Torts, Oregon State Bar CLE
  • Professional Negligence
  • 2006
  • OTLA Trial Lawyer
  • The Law and Pleasure Boating
  • 2005
  • OTLA Trial Lawyer
  • Nursing Homes and Unsafe Premises
  • 2004
  • Oregon State Bar, Products Liability Newsletter
  • Litigation Websites
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Internet Research
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (8)
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Medical malpractice Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marilyn Heiken may be the person most knowledgable about Oregon civil litigation that I have ever met. Marilyn is thoughtful and circumspect about her cases without losing sight of the central claims. Marilyn is patient in explaining complex areas of law and deeply cares about injured and vulnerable people in our communities."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marilyn is an exceptional attorney. She possesses a keen mind and provides careful analysis to all her cases. She is compassionate and caring which is crucial in her practice area. I highly recommend her."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Heiken is hard-working and smart, and cares deeply about the cases she works on. I recommend her without reservation."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marilyn Heiken is exceptional in many respects. She possesses an incisive and highly developed legal mind as well as a warm and compassionate personality. I unconditionally recommend her as an attorney."
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