Heather joined Engelmeier & Umanah in January of 2018. Her love of justice, which does not always favor either plaintiff or defendant, motivates Heather to assist clients in reaching the outcome that is most beneficial for all parties involved. Heather is a very empathetic attorney who loves to learn new things, solve new problems, and face new challenges.
Heather’s employment law practice at Engelmeier & Umanah includes representing employers and employees in cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower violations, retaliation/reprisal, severance negotiations, and more.
Heather’s experience working with both employers and employees provides her with insight that helps her to facilitate resolution of difficult cases. She is compassionate toward her clients and realistic about expectations. The scope of her practice consists of advising clients pre-litigation, during settlement negotiations, mediations, and through litigation, including at the appellate level.
Heather’s practice also encompasses negotiating solar contracts, working with public schools, and business litigation, including fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and promissory estoppel.
Since becoming licensed, Heather has worked with a wide variety of clients on many types of cases. She has a diverse legal background with a history of helping clients in employment law, trust and estate litigation, transnational commercial law, torts, contract disputes, administrative law, and civil rights issues. Heather’s background allows her to be versatile and to approach each case with a unique perspective that she uses to find creative solutions to assist clients with any issues they face.
Areas of Practice
- Civil Litigation - Plaintiff and Defense
- Business and Employment Litigation
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Employer and Employee Counseling
- Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
- Hamline University
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts
- Major: Art History