Heather Fuller


866.393.6043 (fax)


My experience at the “nation’s law firm,” the United States Department of Justice, shaped my view of the law. The exceptional integrity, talent, and dedication of my colleagues taught me how to fiercely advocate for my client, the United States, while upholding the Department’s mandate “to pursue justice.”


I started my career as a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. I was hired through the Attorney General’s Honor Program, considered to be the nation’s premier entry-level federal attorney recruitment program. On my first day at DOJ, I was handed a case file and told, “go to work.” The on-the-job training experience taught me to think quickly, be resourceful, and to develop the confidence necessary to handle the unexpected.

I have litigated various types of tort actions including a consolidated medical malpractice action in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, earning a commendation from the Air Force for my handling of the matter. My practice focuses primarily on healthcare and business litigation. I am passionate and committed to providing the best representation possible to each client.

  • Arizona State University, BA Political Science
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, JD
Bar & Court Admissions
  • North Carolina
Awards & Achievements
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society
  • Attorney General’s Honor Program Hire
  • United States Air Force Commendation, Defense of Civil Actions
  • National Trial Advocacy Lecturer
  • Attorney General’s Honor Program Interviewer
Professional & Community Involvement
  • Women in the Profession, Committee Member
  • Mecklenburg County Teen Court Judge
  • North Carolina Bar Association Health Law Section, Committee Member
  • North Carolina Bar Foundation 4ALL Statewide Service Day
  • Mecklenburg County Guardian ad Litem Program
  • New Mexico Medical Review Panelist
  • Jamie Kimble Foundation, hostess for annual fund raiser
  • Good Friends, member
  • Canine Companions for Independence, puppy raiser
  • Providence High School PTSO, board member
  • South Charlotte Middle School Boys Tennis Club, founder and organizer
  • South Charlotte Middle School Booster Club, past president
  • South Charlotte Middle School PTSO, past president and board member
  • Elizabeth Lane Elementary School PTA, past vice president and board member
Published Work
  • The Doctrines of Loss of Chance and Increased Risk, Torts Branch Monograph, publication 1997 – Department of Justice, Torts Branch

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