“My goal is to provide all of my clients with personalized attention; emphasizing resolution over litigation. With that in mind, I focus my practice on estate planning, probate, and both mediated and collaborative family law cases. I have found that the best way to serve my clients is to ensure that they understand how the law interplays with the facts of their case. I believe that the combination of my academic and practical experience is the reason that I am able to be an excellent advocate for my clients both in and out of the courtroom.”
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 Law 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 partner, Kristine Young, Heather Mayer is committed to compassionate, cost-effective, and well-informed legal representation.
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