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About Patricia Nelson

Patricia L. Heatherman is the sole shareholder of Patricia L. Heatherman, P.C. doing business as Heatherman Law, which she founded in October, 2006. Before that she was with the Merrill O’Sullivan, LLP law firm for nearly 12 years, including 7 years as a partner in that firm. Her practice is limited to probate, trust administration, estate planning, business law, special education law, conservatorships and guardianships. Before moving to Bend, Oregon, in 1995, Patricia graduated magna cum laude from Willamette University College of Law in 1993. She then clerked for the Honorable Judge Edward Leavy of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon. In the past 20 years she has served as a Board of Trustees member for the Spiritual Awareness Community of the Cascades, a board member and the president of Oregon Women Lawyers, a founding board member and president of Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation, a board member and the president of Growing Tree Children Center, a founding member of Cascade Women Lawyers, president of the Deschutes County Bar Association, and as a board member and president of the Network of Entrepreneurial Women. She is a graduate of Leadership Bend.