Biography

Heidi advises and assists physicians, nurses, hospitals, and other health care providers and facilities in the defense of professional liability matters and other legal, regulatory, licensing, privileging, and credentialing issues.

She represents a number of national and multinational industrial equipment manufacturers in toxic tort litigation in New England. In addition, Heidi frequently works behind the scenes with Verrill's trial attorneys, applying her strong legal research and writing skills to advocate on behalf of the firm's clients.

Heidi is a lifelong Red Sox fan. She enjoys skiing, hiking, kayaking, sailing, and being outdoors with her family in each of Maine's seasons, and in all kinds of weather.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law  (J.D.)
  • Dartmouth College  (A.B.)

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • New Hampshire State Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association

Honors

  • Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for pro bono efforts (2016)

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Firm Highlights

Matter

Helping Non-Depository Trust Companies Do Business in Other States

Verrill has helped to form more non-depository trust companies in Maine than any other law firm. We have also helped our trust clients when they look to expand their business into other states. In...

News

Verrill Attorney Elected Secretary of National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network Executive Board

(November 13, 2019) – Verrill attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith was recently elected secretary of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN). Smith has been a member of the NWCDN since 2006, and was first...

Matter

Establishment of Non-Depository Trust for National Company

Verrill served as special counsel to a national firm in the chartering and licensing of a Maine non-depository trust company as the client’s wholly-owned subsidiary. Non-depository trust companies are highly regulated, and the matter...

News

Verrill Welcomes Patent Attorney Dean Phelps

(November 13, 2019) – Verrill is pleased to welcome patent attorney Dean Phelps to the firm’s Boston office. Dean is the fifth patent attorney to join Verrill in the past nine months as the...

Blog

Identifying and Handling a Hostile Work Environment

Employee claims of “hostile work environments” continue to make news both in Maine and on a national level, putting potentially embarrassing and damaging workplace and employee interpersonal issues into the public eye. But when...

Publication/Podcast

Building a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace

Blog

Five Employment Law Traps For CFOs Tasked with HR Oversight

Overseeing human resources -- a hat that many CFOs wear -- may mean having to make crucial decisions about hiring and policy, performance management and discipline, and employee terminations. Such decisions may affect HR...

Blog

DOL Proposes New Electronic Disclosure Rules for Retirement Plans

Event

Maine Rural Water Association's 39th Annual Technical Conference and Tradeshow

Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez and Jim Cohen will be presenting at the Maine Rural Water Association's 39th Annual Technical two-day conference on December 10-20, 2019. The event will focus on offering educational...

Publication/Podcast

WEBINAR: Home Care Companies - Wage and Hour Differences/Electronic Visit Verification

For this webinar, Verrill's employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez and MassPay's HR Generalist Amanda Bridge discuss serious implications associated with wage and hour differences and electronic visit verification (EVV) for the home care...