Marjorie Heinrich opened Heinrich Law in August 2015. Prior to opening her own law firm, Ms. Heinrich spent eight years as the managing trial attorney for a large Bay Area plaintiff’s side personal injury law firm. Ms. Heinrich, her partner Ethan Wimert and their senior paralegal Andrea Searby have worked together for years, during which time they have successfully recovered multiple millions of dollars on behalf of clients involved in personal injury claims. And, when a jury trial is required to resolve a dispute, Marjorie will be ready, as evidenced by a $3.5 Million Dollar Settlement reached in a slip and fall case in August 2019, following trial testimony presented by the first witness.
Ms. Heinrich’s background in the law is unique. Prior to specializing in plaintiff’s side personal injury 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 strategic advantage in the most complex 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 specializing in plaintiff’s side personal injury cases, Ms. Heinrich’s insurance and corporate defense career culminated in being honored by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association as the Defense Attorney of the Year. Ms. Heinrich has also earned the distinct designation of “California Super Lawyer,” for the past several years – an honor that is 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 side personal injury lawyer gives her invaluable insight into the defense perspective in civil litigation. This is why Ms. Heinrich 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 crashes,
- motorcycle injuries,
- trucking accidents,
- severe dog bite and dog-related incidents,
- traumatic brain injuries,
- uninsured and underinsured motorist claims,
- claims against public entities
- 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 was the 2017 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 her own clients, 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.