Ms. Mayer graduated from the University of California, Davis with degrees in both Political Science and in Communications. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law with a Certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice.
Heather earned a Certificate in Mediation from the Northern California Mediation Center and is also a trained Collaborative Divorce attorney, belonging to both the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and the Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group (SCPG).
During law school, Heather Mayer was recognized with the Award for Best Oral Advocate and the Pro Bono Award.
Ms. Mayer is the recipient of the prestigious Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in the following areas:
She also earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in:
Most recently, Ms. Mayer was honored with the Avvo Client’s Choice Award and the Rising Stars Award from Super Lawyers.
Heather Mayer’s background includes working for a boutique estate planning law firm and a family law litigation firm. Ms. Mayer also spent time in-house as an attorney for the Department of Health Care Services, a position that helped her to better understand the intricacies involved in estate planning for Medi-Cal and Medicare beneficiaries. Heather’s broad experience provides her with the skill set necessary to find the best case approach for each of her clients.
Ms. Mayer is experienced in preparing comprehensive estate plans for married couples, domestic partners, and individuals. She also works with clients to focus on what is missing in their current estate plans, reviewing and amending advance health care directives, financial powers of attorney, grant deeds, wills, codicils, and trusts.
Ms. Mayer is well-versed in all aspects of family law cases, including adoption, paternity, divorce, custody and support. In her free time, she volunteers by assisting low income parties finalize their divorce through the Sacramento County One-Day Divorce Program and she is on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento County Collaborative Practice Group.
Ms. Mayer has handled probate cases in the local counties of Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado, and understands the nuances of each court. She enjoys researching unique legal issues and was able to expand upon this while clerking for the presiding judge of the Probate Department for the Sacramento County Superior Court. Recently, her expertise was called upon by local news station ABC 10 for information on how to change one’s name.
Together with her law partner, Kristine Young, Heather Mayer is committed to compassionate, cost-effective, and well-informed legal representation.
"I have been putting off creating a living trust for years. Now, I don’t know why because Heather Mayer made it so easy. Heather is extremely bright, efficient, organized, and prompt. She knows the laws, and any questions I asked were answered clearly and knowledgeably. She is a top notch attorney, and I feel so lucky to have found her."
"She has a great sense of how the courts and judges like to hear things and what they like to see in writing. Her talking/writing skills and vocabulary are very professional and on point! She kept me on track with the important things and was up front about what should/should not be discussed. Thank you again, Kristine, for all you’ve done!"
"Heather was absolutely fantastic with my custody case, the best attorney experience I have ever had… period. I would recommend her services to any single parent needing efficient and effective family law expertise and assistance. She answered my questions clearly. She was professional, polite and to the point when it was necessary."
"My goal this year was try to get primary custody of my son. I walked in to Kristine’s office with so many questions and the idea that it would be nearly impossible since I was the father. Kristine really had the eagerness to help me get my son back. She is always quick to reply by phone or email and provides very straight forward answers."
"Heather is such a knowledgeable attorney. She is extremely well-versed in family law and can break down complex matters into simple to understand terms. She has been so very helpful throughout our case. I’d recommend Mayer & Young to anyone dealing with a family law issue here in Sacramento or surrounding areas."
"Heather was really easy to work with and answered all my questions. She explained the legal aspects in ways I would understand and made the whole process painless. She was very professional, detailed oriented, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her, she was awesome!”
“Kristine's professionalism and sharp mind made me feel at ease throughout this stressful process. She is very thorough, honest and quick to resolve and respond to any of my concerns or issues. She also has vast knowledge of the family laws, educating me and my family and is a great communicator."