Practice Area Specialties: Criminal Defense, Family Law and Litigation
Heather L. Adams, Esquire
Heather L. Adams is a native of Lititz, Lancaster County. She graduated from Warwick High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Millersville University, cum laude. Ms. Adams received her Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg Campus in 1997. While at Widener, Ms. Adams was appointed as the Internal Managing Editor of the Widener Journal of Public Law. Ms. Adams graduated cum laude and was ranked fourth in her class.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Adams served as a law clerk for the Honorable James P. Cullen in the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. She then accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney for the York County District Attorney's Office where she was responsible for all phases of prosecution. She was then assigned to the Narcotics Unit where she gained valuable experience prosecuting felony drug crimes and drug related homicides. In 2002, Ms. Adams accepted a position as a Deputy Attorney General with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office in the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Unit.
Shortly afterwards, Ms. Adams was transferred to the Drug Strike Force Section where she was responsible for felony drug and narcotics investigations and prosecutions in a nine-county area, including Lancaster County. As a Senior Deputy Attorney General with that section, Ms. Adams has had extensive experience with the Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act and the Statewide Investigating Grand Jury and has had tried approximately sixty-five jury trials. In 2009, Ms. Adams received the Outstanding Prosecutor Award from the Pennsylvania Narcotics Officers Association and in 2010 she received the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General's Award for Excellence.
Ms. Adams' primary areas of practice are Criminal Defense, Domestic Law and Litigation. In her free time, Ms. Adams participates in the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry mentor program, enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with her family.