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

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • United States Courts for the Western District of North Carolina

Awards & Achievements

  • Best Lawyers in America©, 2023 Edition – Healthcare Law & Litigation- Health Care
  • 40 Over 40 Award Winner, The Charlotte Ledger
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society (2019, 2023)
  • US DOJ Attorney General’s Honor Program Hire
  • United States Air Force Commendation, Defense of Civil Actions
  • National Trial Advocacy Lecturer

Professional & Community Involvement


  • Mecklenburg County Bar Pro Bono and Legal Recruitment Committee
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys Vice Chair of the Women Litigators Committee
  • New Mexico Medical Review Panelist
  • North Carolina Bar Foundation 4ALL Statewide Service Day
  • North Carolina Bar Association Health Law Section, Committee Member (2019-2022)
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Finance Committee Member (2020-2022)
  • NCBA Women in the Profession, Committee Member (2021-2022)
  • Mecklenburg County Teen Court Judge (2018-2022)
  • Mecklenburg County Guardian ad Litem Program (2017-2019)
  • Jamie Kimble Foundation, hostess for annual fund raiser
  • Canine Companions for Independence, puppy raiser

Published Work

  • The Doctrines of Loss of Chance and Increased Risk, Torts Branch Monograph, publication 1997 – Department of Justice, Torts Branch

Let's Get Personal
Heather's Featured News & Podcasts
August 14, 2023
Ubuntu: Synergy in the Workplace
By Heather Fuller

  Ubuntu – it is more than a word; it is a way of life. It is an Africa philosophy. It means humanity and roughly translates to “I am because we are.” It is an understanding and recognition that I […]

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June 30, 2023
Skirts STILL (dresses) Not Required
By Heather Fuller

  In June 2022, the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision struck down a North Carolina charter school’s dress code requirement that female students wear skirts, skorts, or jumpers. This week, the Supreme Court let that decision stand. In […]

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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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