Richardson, Whitman, Large & Badger
Heidi J. Hart

 
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(207) 774-7474 | hhart@rwlb.com
 
Heidi Hart started at the firm in 2008, after serving as a law clerk for the Maine Superior Court. She is admitted to practice in Maine, Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Maine and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Heidi graduated cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law in 2007. In law school, Heidi was a teaching assistant for legal writing and for constitutional law classes. She also worked as an Assistant District Attorney intern in the Cumberland County District Attorney’s office. In addition, Heidi spent a summer working at the Maine Women’s Policy Center as the Linda Smith Dyer Law Fellow, where she did substantial work on a project to address the deleterious effect of divorce on women's access to affordable health insurance,  and which resulted in recommendations to change Maine’s divorce statutes. In 2006, Heidi received two of the four Moot Court awards given annually at Maine Law, winning recognition as a Prize Arguer and for writing the Best Petitioner's Brief in the competition.  She also received an award from the ABA/BNA for Academic Excellence in Labor and Employment Law. The law school selected her to participate in the Edward T. Gignoux Inn of Court as a student member.  

Heidi received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Maine. Prior to attending law school, Heidi worked as a Prevention Program Coordinator for Day One for several years.  In that position, she oversaw programs aimed at preventing and dealing with child abuse and substance abuse. She staffed a statewide helpline, participated in many committees for the national Circle of Parents, helped write a national training manual and trained support group facilitators. Heidi has also spoken in several forums, including at the National Press Club in 2002 for the annual conference of the Association of Capital Reporters and Editors, where she used her own experiences to discuss the imporatance of providing and ensuring access to post-secondary education for low-income parents as a part of national welfare reform.

Heidi is doing work in all of the firm’s practice areas. She is also the proud mother of two daughters and continues to be active in issues concerning the welfare of parents and their children.