Marjorie Heinrich opened Heinrich Law in August 2015. Prior to opening her own law firm, Ms. Heinrich was the managing trial attorney at a large Bay Area plaintiff’s personal injury, employment and elder abuse law firm from January 2008 through July 2015. Ms. Heinrich, her law partner Ethan Wimert and their senior paralegal Andrea Searby have worked together for many years, during which time they have successfully resolved hundreds of personal injury, elder abuse, employment, and medical malpractice matters.
Ms. Heinrich’s background in the law is unique. Prior to specializing in plaintiff’s personal injury, employment and elder abuse law, Ms. Heinrich worked as an insurance and corporate defense attorney for twenty years. Ms. Heinrich draws from her twenty years of representing individual and corporate defendants to give her clients a clear strategic advantage in the most complex personal injury, employment and elder abuse cases. Ms. Heinrich has tried numerous cases to verdict, arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases, and has successfully resolved countless matters prior to initiating litigation. Before electing to represent people injured and harmed because of the fault of others, Ms. Heinrich’s defense career culminated in being honored by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association as the 2007 Defense Attorney of the Year. More recently, Ms. Heinrich has earned the distinct designation of “California Super Lawyer,” which is an honor limited to the top 5% of all practicing attorneys in California.
Ms. Heinrich’s vast experience as both a corporate defense attorney and plaintiff’s personal injury, employment and elder abuse lawyer gives her invaluable insight into the defense perspective in civil litigation. This is why Ms. Heinrich, unlike most other personal injury attorneys, has a reputation for being adept at successfully resolving her clients’ cases before ever having to file a lawsuit. When litigation is necessary, Ms. Heinrich’s practice philosophy tracks a “less is more” approach. In short, less litigation, when possible, is better for the client in that it diminishes their stress, reduces their time commitment to the case, and places more money in their pocket. Marjorie's civil practice focuses on wrongful death actions, catastrophic motor vehicle, motorcycle, and trucking accidents, severe dog bite and dog related incidents, elder abuse, brain injuries, sporting accidents, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, employment discrimination and many other complex actions.
Marjorie regularly teaches trial and negotiation skills on a local and national level and has served on numerous panels for Bay Area bar associations. Marjorie is currently the President of the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Heinrich is also a graduate of the prestigious National Institute for Trial Advocacy. When not advocating for the rights of the injured, Marjorie mediates and arbitrates claims and lawsuits handled by attorneys outside her law firm.
Ms. Heinrich earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1983 from the University of California at Berkeley where she swam and played water polo for the Golden Bears. She then earned her JD degree in 1986 from Golden Gate University School of Law. Marjorie has been licensed to practice law in California since December 1986.