Heather A. Denning

Associate Attorney

tel: +1 619 757 2750

fax: +1 844 910 1850

email: hdenning@sullivanattorneys.com

Ms. Denning, Associate Attorney (provisionally licensed), represents self-insured employers, insurance carriers and public entities in all aspects of workers’ compensation. She develops legal strategy for discovery, investigation, conferences and trials; analyzes medical reporting and complex medical records; and resolves lien issues.

Before passing the Bar, Heather was a Hearing Representative and Paralegal for Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith in San Diego. She represented insurance companies in workers’ compensation defense, appearing at all lien conferences and resolving all liens for the firm’s San Diego office. She also attended status and settlement conferences, and applicant depositions. She investigated applicant claims, and drafted documents and correspondence. Per the medical-legal reports, Heather calculated PD string ratings of WPI, and recommended settlement amounts.

As a Paralegal/Law Clerk with the Law Offices of David W. Brody in San Diego, Heather conducted research, prepared documents and exhibits, and assisted in bookkeeping and administrative support for the civil litigation and bankruptcy firm. As a Paralegal/Transcriptionist with Luna, Levering, Holmes & Nale in Salinas, she worked on multiple workers’ compensation defense cases, conducting research and investigations, preparing witness lists, exhibits and pretrial conference statements. She met with judges to finalize settlement documents, and maintained communication with clients, opposing counsel, lien claimants and medical examiners.

Heather received her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, where she received merit scholarships all three years. She was a member of Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, and the Women’s Law Caucus. She received her undergraduate degree from California State University, Monterey, where she was on the Dean’s List and co-founded VOICES, an organization to inspire student civic engagement.

An avid hiker, Heather’s favorite trail adventures include every nook and cranny in Big Sur, and Suicide Rock in SoCal. Given enough time and sunscreen, she would forage her way through the tropical climes of Bali and St. Lucia. She’s also a fan of horror films, but, oddly, is horrified at the sight of blood and needles. If you want a treat, ask her to make you a cheesecake. If you want her to enact a horror scene, ask her to sing you a song.

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