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Heather Skillings

Heather Skillings

Attorney at Law

Mammoth Lakes
California
Licensed in
CA, MA
Washington University School of Law
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About
Heather is an experienced attorney with over a decade of varied legal experience. She graduated from Washington University Law School in St. Louis, MO, and has a bachelor's degree in biology. Her current practice centers on intellectual property, small business formation and advising, and contract negotiation and litigation.

Prior to opening her own practice in California, Heather practiced patent and trademark law and complex commercial litigation for 6 years at two top international law firms. She has represented many large, international companies, but now enjoys living and working in the Eastern Sierra, where she feels she can use her
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13
Years
experience
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5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"I called Heather when I was in a tough spot in an issue with a former spouse. She successfully defended me in court, and arranged a fair settlement with my former spouse and business partner that allowed me to continue to live and work and get back on my feet."

Family Law
Posted on Sep 10, 2018
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"After my mother died, I contacted Heather with questions and a lot of documents I did not understand. Heather was able to guide my brother and I through the probate process, make sure my assets were protected, and form a new trust for my children and grandchildren."

Estate Advice and Planning
Posted on Aug 20, 2018

Work History

Law Office of Heather L. Skillings

Counsel

Feb 2015 - Present

Solo practitioner at full service law firm offering representation in intellectual property, contracts, business law, and general litigation. Handle all aspects of client needs from intake through research, document drafting, business advising, trial preparation, and settlement negotiations.

Feb 2015 - Present

Inyo Mono INtegrated Water Management Program

Legislative Analyst and Outreach Coordinator

Nov 2011 - Dec 2014

Assisted in integrated water planning efforts with local planners, drafted sections of county-wide integrated water management plan, drafted grant applications for federal and state water programs, drafted opinion letters regarding state water policy, designed and implemented water-related regional elementary education activities.

Nov 2011 - Dec 2014

Ropes & Gray

Associate

Sep 2005 - Jun 2010

Intellectual property and civil litigation associate. Managed document review teams, drafted briefs, pleadings and responses, deposed witness and prepared experts for testimony in patent and trademark litigation,as well as in pharmaceutical defense and complex commercial and finance cases.

Sep 2005 - Jun 2010

Bryan Cave

Associate

Aug 2004 - Sep 2005

Researched, filed and litigated patent and trademark actions. Drafted trademark and patent applications. Litigated complex commercial cases from pleading stage through discovery, trial preparation, and settlement in both state and federal court.

Aug 2004 - Sep 2005

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