Heather M. Burns

Heather Burns Medical Malpractice Attorney

Heather Burns represents aggrieved employees and injured victims in matters of employment discrimination, wrongful termination and medical malpractice.

As an employment litigation attorney, she represents primarily plaintiffs dealing with discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Family and Medical Leave Act issues, and other employment cases involving both federal and state law. Her medical malpractice practice involves representing plaintiffs in medical negligence cases in state and federal court.

She has successfully litigated cases in both the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, state superior courts and the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Heather also regularly represents employees before the New Hampshire Human Rights Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security and the New Hampshire Department of Labor.

She has a Martindale Hubbell AV rating. Heather has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® and in New England Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Business Edition for Employment and Labor.

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Practice Areas

Education

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, JD

Awards

Memberships

  • Chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the NH Bar Association 2003-2004 and member of the Labor & Employment Section
  • Member of the Federal Practice Section of the NH Bar Association
  • Member of the Gender Equality Committee of the NH Bar Association
  • Member of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association since its inception in 1998
  • Membership in National Employment Lawyers Association since 1990’s
  • Membership in New Hampshire Chapter of National Employment Lawyers Association since in or 1993
  • Membership in the New Hampshire Association for Justice f/k/a The New Hampshire Trial Lawyers’ Association since 1990 (joined as law student)
  • President of The New Hampshire Trial Lawyers’ Association n/k/a the New Hampshire Association for Justice from 2006–2007
  • Membership in the American Association for Justice since November, 2005
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • She volunteers as a mediator for the New Hampshire Human Rights Commission mediation program and has been listed in the New England Super Lawyers under Employment & Labor since 2010. She speaks frequently on employment law and trial practice at Continuing Legal Education Seminars.

Significant Decisions/Transactions

Representative Matters

  • Boisvert v. Sears, Roebuck & Co.

    Gender discrimination under Title VII, U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. 

  • Madeja v. MPB Corporation d/b/a Split Ballbearing

    Sexual harassment and retaliation, Sullivan County Superior Court. 

  • Estate of Katherine Coffey v. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

    Medical negligence, U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. 

  • Noel and Adam Jodoin v. Ellen Johnson, M.D.

    Medical negligence, Rockingham County Superior Court. 

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