2021 Distinguished Professional Service Award

WDC Journal Edition: Summer 2021

Heather L. Nelson


Congratulations to Heather L. Nelson for being selected by the WDC Board of Directors as the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Professional Service Award! The Distinguished Professional Service Award recognizes a longtime member who has given consistent effort to grow and improve WDC. Heather has been a member of WDC for many years. She is an active member of the Board of Directors and is the incoming Executive Committee Program Chair. Heather has presented CLE topics at WDC conferences (including the North Central Trial Academy), has authored articles for the Wisconsin Civil Trial Journal, is the Chair of the Women in the Law Committee, and runs the annual WDC clothing drive. Thank you Heather for everything you do for the WDC!


Heather is a Shareholder at The Everson Law Firm in Green Bay. She is an experienced trial attorney, having successfully tried cases before juries in state and federal courts throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. She obtained her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago and launched her legal career in the Chicago area. Heather became licensed to practice law in Wisconsin in 2000, defending cases in both Illinois and Wisconsin. Joining The Everson Law Firm in 2016 brought Heather back to her Green Bay roots. Her practice areas include motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, wrongful death, and products liability.


Nominated By: Andrew B. Hebl, Boardman & Clark LL