Heather Fuller, a seasoned litigator with extensive federal experience, has handled cases in courts across the United States.  Her innovative approach to each case, coupled with her sound judgment and ability to solve complex problems, makes her a strong advocate for her client.

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.

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Education

  • Arizona State University, BA Political Science
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, JD

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina

Awards & Achievements

  • Best Lawyers in America©, 2023 Edition – Healthcare Law & Litigation- Health Care
  • 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

 

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Pro Bono and Legal Recruitment Committee
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Finance Committee Member (2021-present)
  • NCBA Women in the Profession, Committee Member (2021-2022)
  • 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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Heather's Featured News & Podcasts
December 4, 2022
Native American Heritage Month: An Issue of Race and Sovereignty
By Heather Fuller

  November is Native American Heritage Month. Although the calendar page has turned, it is perhaps, even more important to remember its significance.  Since 1990, this month has been set aside to recognize and celebrate Native American’s contributions and their […]

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October 26, 2022
The Law Through Rose-Colored Glasses
By Heather Fuller

I have always been drawn to the French song, La Vie en Rose (life in pink) and the companion phrase to see the world through rose-colored glasses. I’ve been fascinated by the thought of seeing situations and people I encounter […]

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June 17, 2022
Fourth Circuit Strikes Down Skirt Requirement for Girls
By Heather Fuller

Skirts (dresses) Not Required

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently struck down a North Carolina charter school’s dress code requirement that female students wear skirts, skorts, or jumpers. The 10-6 ruling in Peltier v. Charter Day School Inc. determined that the charter school, which receives 95% of its funding from federal, state, and local governments, is a state actor and thereby subject to the Constitution. The full panel concluded that the gender-specific dress code violated the Equal Protection Clause and may violate Title IV of the Education Amendments of 1972.

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