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Heather M. Morado is the founder of Morado Law, PLLC, where she counsels both emerging and established clients with regard to entertainment, intellectual property, and general business matters.  As a former professional violinist, Heather brings a unique perspective to her law practice, often employing a right and left-brained approach in developing pragmatic, creative, and business-focused solutions for her clients.

An accomplished musician in her own right, Heather truly understands and connects with the creative community that she serves.  Heather credits the rigor and difficulty of her classical violin training with instilling discipline, attention to detail, and creative problem-solving skills that have enabled her to deliver an exceptional level of quality legal service to her clients.

Heather has received numerous professional recognitions and awards, including the following notable achievements:

“50 Attorneys of Note in the Music Business” designation - Billboard Magazine feature naming the top 50 attorneys in the United States available to professionals in the music, media, and entertainment industries.

“Distinguished Lawyer” designation from the Expert Network – selective award based on knowledge, reputation, and professional achievement, limited to the top 3% of all attorneys nationwide.

“Rising Star” award from Washington Superlawyers – recognition for attorneys that have received a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, limited to the top 2.5% of attorneys in Washington state.

“Client’s Choice” award from Avvo, Inc. – recognition based on consistent superior client ratings with regard to an attorney’s knowledge, responsiveness, and trustworthiness.

Heather is a cum laude graduate of Seattle University School of Law, where she was named a Dean’s Scholar.  Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Puget Sound, earned under a full scholarship on the basis of musical and academic merit.  Heather is a member of the Washington State Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.  Her professional associations include the American Bar Association entertainment law and intellectual property law sections, the Pacific Northwest chapter of the Recording Academy, and she has served on the board of directors of Women in Film / Seattle.  In addition, Heather authors an entertainment and intellectual property law blog at


In her spare time, Heather teaches a small studio of violin and piano students, and has performed with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, the Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, the Skagit Opera orchestra, and the Bellevue Opera orchestra. 


Practice areas


  1. Entertainment: 40%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Intellectual Property: 30%



Hourly ($275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jonathan I. Feil

    I endorse Heather for her unique approach as an entertainment lawyer. As a musician herself, Heather truly appreciates the talents of her clients and strives with conviction and vigor to help them achieve their professional goals. While she was in law school, Heather was pointed out to me by one of her professors as one of the most promising students learning intellectual property and licensing. Since then, I've followed Heather's career with interest and enjoyment. (Plus, Heather and I agree that Jascha Heifetz was one of the greatest musicians of all time.)


    Jonathan Feil Intellectual property Attorney
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  • David Talbert Huber

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known this lawyer since the years that our offices were in the same suite. She is dilligent, competent and dedicated to providing excellent service for her clients.


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Contact info

Morado Law PLLC

220 Second Avenue South
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Lawyer DesignationThe Expert Network2016
America's Most Honored ProfessionalsAmerican Registry2015
Top Attorneys in WashingtonSeattle Met Magazine2014
Top 50 Music Industry LawyersBillboard Magazine2014
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2014
Top Attorneys in WashingtonSeattle Met Magazine2013
Client's Choice awardAvvo, Inc.2013
Spotlight profileKing County Bar Association2013
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2013
Client's Choice awardAvvo, Inc.2012
J.D. cum laudeSeattle University School of Law2003
Dean's ScholarshipSeattle University School of Law2000
Kilworth ScholarshipUniversity of Puget Sound1999
Marjorie Baker ScholarshipUniversity of Puget Sound1999
Fuchs ScholarshipUniversity of Puget Sound1999
Presidential ScholarshipUniversity of Puget Sound1999
School of Music ScholarshipUniversity of Puget Sound1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMorado Law PLLC2013 - Present
AttorneyRosen Lewis PLLC2011 - 2013
AttorneyInvicta Law Group PLLC2004 - 2011
Legal InternKCTS Channel 92003 - 2003
Legal InternExperience Music Project2002 - 2002
Research AssociateSeattle University, Professor Henry W. McGee, Jr.2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Vespertine Opera TheaterBoard Member2013 - Present
United States District Court, Western District of WashingtonAdmitted2008 - Present
Women in Film SeattleMember2007 - Present
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionMember2004 - Present
National Academy for Recording Arts and SciencesMember2004 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionMember2004 - Present
Hispanic National Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Latina/o Bar Association of WashingtonMember2004 - Present
King County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionMember2004 - Present
American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment and SportsMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Anthony L. Ray, p/k/a/ "Sir Mix-a-Lot" v. Site AdministratorSettlement
Apach Network v. Ricardo FrazerSettlement
5 Point v. Villesvik, Tiki-Hut, LLC, and K's Dream, Inc.Obtained summary judgment against all defendants
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Publication nameTitleDate
New trends, tools, and tips: keeping your practice currentStrategies for reducing litigation costs2011
Lorman SeminarsDesigning, Implementing, and Enforcing a Document Retention Policy2010
King County Bar AssociationRight of publicity issues in video games2010
Attorney Fees in WashingtonDrafting Effective Fee Agreements2009
International Trademark AssociationThe Intersection of Trademarks and the Music Industry2009
Intellectual Property for the Non-IP AttorneyIdentifying, Managing, and Enforcing Trademarks2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Institute on International and Comparative Law in Barcelona, SpainInternational LawN/A2002
University of Puget SoundComparative SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Beyond the CurtainLegal and business aspects of the music industry2016
STG Songwriters LabMusic Industry Contracts2014
Seattle Web Series MeetupLegal Issues in New Media Productions2012
Decibel ConferenceLegal and insurance aspects of the music business2011
The Indie Film News ShowLicensing requirements for music in film2007