Heather Briggs

hbriggs@gravelshea.com

Heather Briggs limits her practice to the representation of management in all aspects of the employment relationship. While she counsels her clients on all types of employment-related questions, Heather’s services generally relate to preventive labor and employment strategies, the defense of employment-related claims and dealing with union-organized workforces. In this area, the firm’s clients are both large and small companies and have both union-free and organized workplaces. Additionally, Heather speaks frequently on a wide variety of employment topics to various employer groups.

Prior to practicing in Vermont, Heather was in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia (1982 – 1987) and was a field attorney with the Federal Labor Relations Authority in Washington, D.C. (1979 – 1982).

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. 1982
  • University of Akron School of Law, J.D. 1978, Articles Editor, Akron Law Review
  • Middlebury College, B.A. 1975

Honors

  • Named 2014 Burlington Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law – Management in Best Lawyers in America
  • Named 2013 Burlington Lawyer of the Year for Labor Law – Management in Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2006
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers (2010, 2013)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Chittenden County, Vermont and American Bar Associations

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia (1979)
  • Georgia (1982)
  • Vermont (1987)