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Laura Heard

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Laura D. Heard grew up in San Antonio and has been serving the legal needs of families in San Antonio and surrounding areas since 1987. From her San Antonio office, she has represented clients across the state of Texas including the counties of Bexar, Comal,Guadalupe and many others. Laura has participated in many community activities including Prevent Child Abuse Texas, Habitat for Humanity and Food for the Hungry. She has been a parent volunteer for boy scouts and girl scouts, and a girl scout troop leader. She is an active member of her church where she sings in the church choir. For relaxation Laura enjoys fishing, music, and she loves to watch San Antonio Spurs basketball and Baylor Bears football.

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of Texas, 1987
  • District Court Western District of Texas, 1988
  • Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1990

Education:

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, 1987, J.D. Honors: With Distinction
  • Baylor University with Honors

Published Works:

  • Alternative Reproduction & Texas State Probate Law, St. Mary's Law Journal 927, Vol. 17, No. 3, 1986
  • Ethical Issues in Probate Practice, (NBI 2007)
  • How to Handle Post-Trial Issues, (NBI 2007)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Remedies Seminar-Consumer Law, People's Law School - San Antonio Bar, 1995
  • Business Law, Business Ethics, Criminal Law, HealthCare Law, Law & Society, Wayland Baptist University, 1993-2005
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Wayland Baptist University, 1993-2005
  • Various continuing Legal Education courses for National Business Institute 2006-2007

Honors and Awards:

  • American Jurisprudence Awards, Domestic Relations, 1986
  • American Jurisprudence Awards, Agency and Partnership Law, 1986
  • State Bar College - Fellow
  • Voted one of the "Best Appellate Lawyers in San Antonio", 2005 & 2006
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys "10 Best Attorneys in Texas" 2019
  • Better Business Bureau, accredited A+ rating

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Alamo Area Mediators Association, volunteer mediator
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, Member
  • North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Christian Legal Society - San Antonio, Former President
  • Texas Women Lawyers, 1987-1988, Charter member of the Board of Directors
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Appellate Law Section, Member

My motto: "Justice Flows From Truth, Persistence, Compassion and Wisdom"

Recommendations

  • Excellent Job

    Laura and her team helped me settle the estate of my mother. She was available and did an excellent job for me. Laura and team are professional but friendly and made me feel confident and in safe hands.
  • Highly Recommend

    I have known Laura for over 25 years. She is a consummate professional but her most outstanding characteristic is her high moral and ethical standards. I live in Fort Worth but chose to use someone I knew and trusted for my legal services. Laura is a very warm and caring person and I highly recom...
  • I Made an Excellent Choice

     ★★★★★ I hired Mrs. Heard as my attorney and she and her legal assistant made my lawsuit effortless. They finalized it rapidly. They responded to all my calls and e-mails immediately. During the initial consultation she addressed all my concerns/needs and explained in detail the procedure and fe...
  • Grateful

    I thought I only needed a guide to help me through a child support hearing when I hired Laura. Little did I know of the roller coaster ride ahead. I was grateful for her kindness and guiding hand through each step of the process. I went in to the courthouse each time knowing what to expect and wh...
  • Good Divorce Attorney

    Same here. Laura Heard beat the pants off my attorney in my divorce with my ex-wife. Now if someone asks me for the name of a good divorce attorney, I give them her name.
  • Christian Values

    ★★★★★ I thought I only needed a guide to help me through a child support hearing when I hired Laura. Little did I know of the roller coaster ride ahead. I was grateful for her kindness and guiding hand through each step of the process. I went in to the courthouse each time knowing what to expect...
  • AWESOME Attorney

    I would like to say that Laura is an AWESOME attorney. I really agree with her response to the other review and that some people are going to make things up in attempt to hurt an attorney. I would reccomend Laura to everyone I know. If you are looking for a good attorney take advantage of her fre...
  • Extremely Intelligent

    Laura Heard is extremely intelligent and coupled with a straight-forward demeanor is able to cut thru a lot of -- without not only not offending the other party but earns their respect which results in very favorable outcomes for me and 2 other clients I spoke with
  • Beat The Pants Off My Attorney

    ★★★★★ Laura Heard represented my ex-wife and she beat the pants off my attorney! Now if anyone asks me for the name of a good divorce attorney, I give them Laura Heard's name. (Yellow Pages)
  • Gentle Manner

    Attorney Laura Heard helped me and my husband with estate issues. Laura met with us at our convenience. She filed the necessary papers for us at the courthouse and kept us informed as she completed legal issues on our behalf. I highly recommend Laura in the area of wills, estate issues, and famil...
  • Answered My Questions Promptly

    ★★★★★ I called other law offices before deciding on the L.D. Heard Law Firm. From my first meeting in their office I knew I had made the right decision. Laura Heard explained the legal process to me and showed genuine concern for me. Her assistants are knowledgeable and very personable. Laura ha...
  • Good Job

    Laura Heard was my husband's attorney in my divorce. I thought I had a good attorney, but he gave Laura everything she wanted. After she took my deposition, I knew I had lost. Now I refer all my friends to Laura Heard, not to the attorney I used. Laura Heard has done a good job for everyone I sen...

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