Heather graduated magna cum laude from Temple University School of Law. She was ranked number 10 in her graduating class. She then began her legal career with one of Philadelphia’s most prominent defense firms, where she represented hospitals, doctors and nurses in defense of complex medical malpractice cases. However, motivated by her desire to seek justice for those who have been injured and wronged by others, she redirected the focus of her practice from the defense to the plaintiff’s bar.
In 2012, Heather joined her husband, Lou at The D’Onofrio Firm. Their partnership began long before that, however, when they met their first year at Temple Law School. Together, Heather and Lou bring an unparalleled level of skill, commitment, compassion and conviction to their work on behalf of injured and wronged individuals.
Since 2011, Heather has been selected each year as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, a recognition reserved for the top 2.5% of lawyers who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Heather is active in her community and serves on the Board of Directors of the Helen Kate Furness Library.
Heather and her family have resided in Delaware County, Pennsylvania for a decade. She is an Adjunct Professor at Delaware County Community College, and is on the Board of the Helen Kate Furness Public Library. Heather’s most important job is mom to two amazing kids. She enjoys time outdoors with her husband and their two young children. In the spring through fall, she can usually be found outside in her family’s vegetable and fruit gardens.
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
J.D., magna cum laude, Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2003
B.A., Bloomsburg University, 2000
Professional Associations and Honors
Philadelphia Bar Association
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011 – 2015