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Heather M. Calhoon

Partner

Heather’s practice focuses on complex civil defense litigation with an emphasis on premises liability, catastrophic injury and wrongful death, dram shop, professional liability and transportation claims.  Admitted to practice in Florida, she has represented a broad range of clients in cases involving severe catastrophic injuries including traumatic brain injuries and wrongful death. 

AV Preeminent rated in Florida by Martindale-Hubbell, Heather is recognized by her clients, peers and adversaries for her legal knowledge, ethical standards and being an adversary for her clients.

Education

University of California, Irvine, B.A., 1998

Seattle University, J.D., 2001
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Florida
  • Southern and Middle Districts of Florida

Representative Experience

Obtained summary judgment in a pedestrian vs motor vehicle accident involving severe physical injuries including a traumatic brain injury. 

Obtained summary judgment in a trip and fall lawsuit involving a national retail store. 

Assisted in the defense of a premises owner in a negligent security lawsuit involving the sexual assault and wrongful death of a patron. 

Defended and obtained favorable settlement for a national grocery chain involving a slip and fall with severe personal injuries. 

Defendant and obtained favorable settlement for a national restaurant in a catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death Dram Shop lawsuit.

Awards & Recognitions

Top Lawyers of South Florida – Top Lawyer (2016)

South Florida Legal Leader, Top Lawyer (2015)

Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida Rising Star List, Civil Litigation Defense (2010)

Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent- Rating (2013 – present)

Professional & Community Activities

Miami-Dade County Bar Association