Our Philosophy

Marjorie Heinrich opened Heinrich Law, PC in August 2015. Prior to opening her own law firm, Ms. Heinrich was the managing trial attorney for a preeminent Bay Area plaintiff’s personal injury, employment, elder abuse and medical malpractice 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 several years, during which time they have successfully resolved hundreds of personal injury, elder abuse, employment, and medical malpractice matters.

Ms. Heinrich is currently the President of the Alameda Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association (“ACCTLA”). In 2007, Marjorie was awarded the prestigious Defense Attorney of the Year by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association; and in 2016 and 2017 she received the distinct title of “California Super Lawyer,” which is a designation given to only the top 5% of all actively practicing lawyers in California. Ms. Heinrich’s vast experience as both a plaintiff’s personal injury, employment and elder abuse specialist and insurance / corporate defense attorney gives her invaluable insight into the defense perspective when litigating cases on behalf of her injured and mistreated clients. This is why, under the right circumstances, Ms. Heinrich, unlike the majority of other personal injury, employment and elder abuse attorneys, has a reputation for being adept at successfully resolving her clients’ cases before ever having to file a lawsuit. Where 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 includes wrongful death actions, catastrophic motor vehicle, motorcycle, and trucking accidents, public entity claims, 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. Ms. Heinrich is also a graduate of the prestigious National Institute for Trial Advocacy. When not advocating for the rights of the injured and those mistreated in the work place, 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.