Heather K. Grace has practiced law throughout Michigan since 2009. She has received multiple awards, including national recognition for her legal writing and oral advocacy skills. Heather is also a long-time business owner and former municipal executive. With years of experience working as a research attorney and judicial law clerk with the Michigan Court of Appeals, Heather is well-versed in handling complex cases that require strict attention to detail. She also enjoys working with families and business owners to help them find the right estate-planning techniques to best serve their specific needs.
Heather obtained her B.A. with Honors from Saginaw Valley State University and her Juris Doctor with Honors from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She was named as a Moot Court Board Honors Member who represented Cooley in two national competitions, where she won the award for Best Oralist in Round at the Pace Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, in addition to winning First Place at the Whittier Law School National Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition.
Continuing education and continuous improvement are passions for Heather, and she has received specialized training and/or certifications from the following groups and organizations: WealthCounsel (estate planning focus), ElderCounsel (elder law focus), Michigan Government Financial Officers Association (municipal financial accounting certification), Michigan Economic Development Corporation (Redevelopment Ready Communities placemaking certification), and the Michigan Infrastructure Council (Asset Management Champion certification). Heather is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Supreme Court Bar.