Heather L. Blackwell

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Heather L. Blackwell

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Practice Areas:

  • Governmental & Administrative Law
  • Commercial, Business, & Banking Law & Litigation
  • Contracts & Negotiations
  • Probate & Estate Planning

Biography

Heather L. Blackwell graduated with honors from Lamar University in 1994 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics. Heather received her J.D. with honors from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1998.

Heather practiced with the firm of Sheldon & Dunham, PLLC from 1999 through February 2012, and currently practices with Moore Landry, LLP. She has worked with governmental entities on all aspects of service to their taxpayers, including government contracting, bidding, and procurement, as well as creating and implementing policies and procedures for operations and personnel matters. She also has experience with general civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and appellate matters in both state and federal courts. Heather has acted as counsel for the Port of Port Arthur Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas, the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission, and other governmental entities over the years.

Heather was formerly an Adjunct Instructor at Lamar University in Beaumont, where she taught various courses in the Management and Marketing Department of the College of Business. She has also advised a number of advocacy and non-profit organizations, including CASA of Southeast Texas.

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 1998
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Economics

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2001

Published Works

  • Everything You Never Really Wanted to Know About Employment Law but Were Forced to Learn Anyway; Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation, Business Development Week
  • Employment Litigation; Jefferson County Bar Association

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Instructor, Human Resource & Compensation Management Courses, Management and Marketing Department of the College of Business, Lamar University in Beaumont, 2012 to Present
  • Everything You Never Really Wanted to Know About Employment Law But Were Forced to Learn Anyway, Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation, Business Development Week
  • Employment Litigation, Jefferson County Bar Association

Representative Clients

  • Port of Port Arthur Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas
  • South East Texas Regional Planning Commission
  • Community Bank of Texas

Past Positions

  • Sheldon, Jordan & Dunham, LLP, Attorney / Partner, 1999 to 2012

Languages

  • English

Professional Associations

  • Jefferson County Bar Association, Member, Present

Current Employment Position

  • Partner