Heather Renée Adams

Shareholder
Columbus
41 South High Street
Huntington Center, 21st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
P 312.241.9991
F 614.463.9792
P 312.241.9991 | F 614.463.9792

Overview

Heather is a commonsense, driven, traditional labor and employment attorney who provides practical guidance to employers across a spectrum of commercial and employment litigation matters, including single-plaintiff and multi-party cases, high-stakes whistleblower actions, wage and hour disputes, restrictive covenant litigation, and various other areas of employment law. She has practiced before federal and state and appellate courts. She also has a wealth of experience defending employers before civil rights and fair employment administrative agencies and commissions across the country. Heather has represented clients from diverse industries, including: transportation; federal, state and local government; higher education; healthcare; financial services and global retailers. Heather has given numerous presentations on development with the traditional labor and employment law landscape, litigation strategies, and workplace solutions.

Clients call on Heather to provide general counseling services and leadership with respect to implementing preventative measures and resolving disputes using alternative methods. She also has valuable experience representing employers in union disputes, collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, fact-findings, conciliations, and hearings. Heather is also a highly sought-after investigator and routinely performs internal investigations and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility assessments. 
 

Services

Education

  1. DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
    • Rule of Law Journal, Managing Editor
  2. West Virginia State University, B.S., Business Administration

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Illinois
  2. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  3. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  4. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  5. U.S. Supreme Court
  6. U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Recognitions

  • Presidential Award, Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc., 2016-2017
  • Selected as an "Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine (2017-2021)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio Women's Bar Foundation
    • Vice President
    • Leadership Institute Class of 2019-2020
  • Just the Beginning Foundation
    • 2022 Annual Conference Planning Committee
    • 2020 National Conference, Planning Committee
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, National Diversity Committee, Chair
  • DePaul University College of Law, Dean's Advisory Council, Member

Insights

Overview

Heather is a commonsense, driven, traditional labor and employment attorney who provides practical guidance to employers across a spectrum of commercial and employment litigation matters, including single-plaintiff and multi-party cases, high-stakes whistleblower actions, wage and hour disputes, restrictive covenant litigation, and various other areas of employment law. She has practiced before federal and state and appellate courts. She also has a wealth of experience defending employers before civil rights and fair employment administrative agencies and commissions across the country. Heather has represented clients from diverse industries, including: transportation; federal, state and local government; higher education; healthcare; financial services and global retailers. Heather has given numerous presentations on development with the traditional labor and employment law landscape, litigation strategies, and workplace solutions.

Clients call on Heather to provide general counseling services and leadership with respect to implementing preventative measures and resolving disputes using alternative methods. She also has valuable experience representing employers in union disputes, collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, fact-findings, conciliations, and hearings. Heather is also a highly sought-after investigator and routinely performs internal investigations and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility assessments. 
 

Education

  1. DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
    • Rule of Law Journal, Managing Editor
  2. West Virginia State University, B.S., Business Administration

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Illinois
  2. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  3. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  4. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  5. U.S. Supreme Court
  6. U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Recognitions

  • Presidential Award, Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc., 2016-2017
  • Selected as an "Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine (2017-2021)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio Women's Bar Foundation
    • Vice President
    • Leadership Institute Class of 2019-2020
  • Just the Beginning Foundation
    • 2022 Annual Conference Planning Committee
    • 2020 National Conference, Planning Committee
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, National Diversity Committee, Chair
  • DePaul University College of Law, Dean's Advisory Council, Member