Heather Moreau has over 20 years of legal experience. She has extensive knowledge of medical malpractice, products and premises liability, motor vehicle accident, and other types of personal injury cases. Prior to working for Maley and Maley, she worked for 20 years at one of the leading medical malpractice and personal injury defense firms in Vermont, Paul, Frank + Collins, as litigation technology coordinator and senior paralegal. Heather was featured in Paralegal Today, a national magazine, as a result of her successes in managing large volumes of facts and documents.
In 2012, she earned the Registered Paralegal designation after passing the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam administered by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. Fewer than ten Vermont paralegals hold this designation. Heather also has a substantial understanding of insurance claims and how they are managed. After taking four insurance claim courses and certifying exams, in 2013 she acquired her Associate in Claims (AIC) designation from the Insurance Institute of America (IIA).
Clients and witnesses develop strong relationships with Heather due to her responsiveness, approachability and professionalism. Colleagues recognize Heather for her effective investigation skills, her ability to advance case objectives by analyzing facts related to legal issues, and her utilization of legal technology to achieve desired results.
Heather is a native of northern Vermont.
Education & Special Training
- Insurance Institute of America, Associate in Claims (AIC) – 2013
- National Federation of Paralegal Association, PACE Registered Paralegal – 2012
- Champlain College, BS, professional studies, cum laude, Alumni Leadership Award – 2000
- Champlain College, AS, paralegal studies, cum laude – 1992
- Board Member, CaseMap Advisory Board, LexisNexis
- Member, National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc.
- Paralegal Member, Vermont Association for Justice
- Associate Member, Vermont Bar Association (VBA)
- Member, VBA Paralegal Section
- Member, Vermont Paralegal Organization (VPO)
- Co-Chair, VPO National Conference Welcome Committee
- Member, VPO National Conference CLE/Keynote Speaker Planning Committee
Presentations & Publications
- "Paralegals and Limited Legal Licensure," Co-author, Vermont Bar Journal, 2014
- “Navigating through Litigation: What Kind of Map Do You Use?” Author, National Paralegal Reporter, 2009
- Document Management via CaseMap, Presenter, VT Paralegal Organization, 2008
- Use of Technology in Litigation, Presenter, Vermont Paralegal Organization, 2005
- “Document Management: Team Protocols,” Author, National Paralegal Reporter, 2005
- “CaseMap: Litigation Software Impacts Paralegal Projects,” Author, National Paralegal Reporter, 2004
- “Advanced Litigation Skills for Paralegals,” Author, HalfMoon Seminars, 2003