Sally I. Heller

Favorite courthouse: Federal Court house

Favorite class in law school: Ethics because I am so ethical

I went to law school because: It was the right thing to do.

Worst moment in a courtroom: Sitting waiting for the Motion docket

Hardest loss:

"Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs."

– Christopher Morley

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 1980, Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1983

Practice Areas: Workers Compensation; Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Truck Accidents; Wrongful Death and Premises Liability

Membership: Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; The Missouri Bar; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (President, 2003-2004, Board of Governors, 1998-2005); American Association of Justice; Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis (President, 1996-1997); The Lawyers Association of St. Louis.

Admissions: 1984, Missouri, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Miscellaneous Information: Recipient, Missouri Lawyers Weekly "Lawyers of the Year Award," 2004.

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Sally I. Heller is a committed and experienced trial attorney who zealously represents her clients who are seriously injured in cases involving auto/truck collisions, workers’ compensation (injury on the job); slip and fall (premises cases) and wrongful death. She approaches each case with her client’s interests always in the fore front of her mind. She approaches each case seriously and also with a sense of compassion, dedication and humor.

Sally began her career as an Associate in her father’s, Melvin Heller, law firm. She later became his partner for fourteen years in the Firm of Heller & Heller, P.C. When her father retired from the practice of law, Sally sought out lawyers of integrity who shared her commitment to providing quality representation to people. In 2003, Sally began her partnership with Tim Gallagher and Jennifer Finley.

Sally’s practice is a continuing testament to her father Melvin who died in 2011. Melvin Heller was a World War II veteran who returned from the War and attended St. Louis University Law School on the GI Bill. He started his law practice in St. Louis in 1950. Observing her father as a child and as a young adult, Sally learned very quickly what was required of a successful lawyer: dedication, hard work, integrity and humor in order to represent and help people through difficult times. Sally continues to adhere to the professional standards set by her father to persevere and champion the rights of individuals who are seriously injured as a result of the negligence of others or as a result of an injury on the job.

Even today, Sally is proud of the fact that she is still asked to represent and help the children and grandchildren of people that her father helped decades ago. She is also equally proud that she is often referred clients by Insurance Claims representatives and workers compensation defense attorneys who know and respect Sally’s honest hard working pursuit of justice on behalf of injured workers. But even more so, she is very proud of the fact that it is her former and current clients who refer Sally to other people they know to help them when they need legal representation.

Workers Compensation for police officers: Sally is honored to count many officers who have given so much of themselves to protect the public as her valued clients. Sally has a specialty representing police officers who are hurt in the line of duty. While Sally treats all of her clients with respect and dignity, she is honored to have been chosen to represent many St. Louis area police officers injured in the line of duty.

Sally is known for her integrity and her dedication. She has maintained an "AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell for fourteen years. Sally has a wide range of experience in both personal injury cases and workers compensation cases. Sally has tried cases in the Missouri Counties of Jefferson, Franklin, St. Charles, St. Louis and St. Louis City. She has tried many workers compensation cases throughout Missouri including Sikeston, Jefferson City, St. Charles, and St. Louis.

In addition to serving her clients, Sally has donated countless hours to professional organizations first as an active member and then president of the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis (1996-97) and then to the legal profession and Citizens of Missouri through her participation and service in the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, where she served as President through a tumultuous legislative session in 2003- 2004. For her efforts Sally was honored to be selected as the 2004 recipient of the Missouri Lawyers Weekly "Lawyers of the Year Award."