Rebecca B. Heatherman

Rebecca Heatherman focuses her practice on trust and estate litigation, and guardian ad litem work. Prior to joining Bond Gill, Ms. Heatherman worked for the California Charter Schools Association’s Legal Defense Fund where she focused on charter school property law issues, as well as litigation touching on all areas of charter school law.  She also worked for the Center for Education Law and Policy at the University of San Diego, researching, writing, and editing on various education law issues.  While in law school, Ms. Heatherman clerked for Judge Ernest Torres, the chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

 

She attended Notre Dame Law School and graduated from University of San Diego School of Law after transferring to be with her Marine husband who was then stationed at Camp Pendleton. She is a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity. Ms. Heatherman has a degree in English from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and applies her English expertise daily to assist her clients. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Heatherman worked as a sixth-grade public school teacher in rural North Carolina, through Teach for America.

 

Rebecca has been married to her husband, Ryan, who is a federal prosecutor in Tulsa, for 15 years. Together they have four wild and crazy (and not so little anymore!) boys who allow them both to continually hone their investigative, negotiation, mediation, and counseling skills, while dodging flying objects. It is a lot of fun!

 

Admitted to Practice:   Oklahoma Supreme Court

 

Education:    University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctorate

                            Northwestern University, Bachelor of Arts in English

 

Professional Affiliations:    Oklahoma Bar Association, Member of Legal Writing Institute, Member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society

 

Community Involvement:    Volunteer at Marquette Catholic School, and Marquette Catholic School Early Childhood Development Center, coach for America’s Battle of the Books team, Active parishioner at Parish of Christ the King, Cascia Hall Alumni Association