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Heather V. Menezes

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Heather represents injured individuals in a wide array of personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, uninsured and underinsured motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, and vaccine injury cases.

Heather understands the multitude of issues facing injured clients, whether the injury occurred from someone else’s negligence, from a vaccine, or at work. She approaches each case with compassion and diligence. Your problem is her problem. Heather has extensive experience fighting for her clients in New Hampshire’s state and federal trial courts, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and the New Hampshire Supreme Court. She is admitted to the United States Court of Federal Claims and represents individuals injured by vaccines in the highly specialized Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.


  • New Hampshire State Bar, 2005
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, 2005
  • United States Court of Federal Claims, 2016

Education and Career

  • Providence College
  • University of New Hampshire, School of Law
    • Editor, Pierce Law Review
  • Hillsborough North Superior Court in Manchester, New Hampshire, Superior Court Law Clerk
  • Hillsborough North Superior Court in Manchester, New Hampshire, Senior Law Clerk
  • Attorney, McDowell & Morrisette, P.A.
  • Attorney, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.
    • Member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Daniel Webster-Batchelder American Inn of Court, Executive Director
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice
  • Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association
  • Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Women's Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow


  • The Apportionment Distortion, New Hampshire Trial Bar News, 2019.
  • An Overview of Recent New Hampshire Supreme Court Immunity Decisions, New Hampshire Trial Bar News, 2017.
  • Tips for Finding and Vetting an Expert Witness, The Woman Advocate, August 2017 (with Kate Mahan).
  • Vaccine Injury Claims: National Program Offers Relief for Clients, New Hampshire Bar News, August 2016.
  • The Admissibility and Use of Cell Phone Records at Trial, New Hampshire Trial Bar News, 2015.
  • Using the Common Plan and Design Exception in RSA 507:7-e, I (c) to Preclude Apportionment, New Hampshire Trial Bar News, 2015.
  • Child Hit by Drunk Driver on Street is an Occupant of his School Bus for Underinsured Motorist Coverage Purposes, New Hampshire Bar Journal, 2014.
  • Plaintiff’s Verdict Following Admission of Medical Malpractice Screening Panel Findings at Trial, New Hampshire Bar News, August 2013.
  • Discovery of Non-Party Inmate Records in Federal Court, New Hampshire Trial Bar News, 2011.
  • Admission of Medical Screening Panel Findings Unconstitutional, New Hampshire Trial Bar News, 2010.
  • Understanding New Hampshire’s Rule 4.2 As Applied to Corporate Litigants: An Explanation and Suggestions for Improvement, Pierce Law Review, 2004.
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