Heather M. Washington joins Secrest Wardle’s Troy office as an Associate. Ms. Washington is a member of the Firm’s Motor Vehicle Litigation and Premises Liability Practice Groups. She has experience representing local government in misdemeanor and civil infraction cases from arraignment to disposition. Ms. Washington has also worked as a special assignment prosecutor in a contractual unit for Wayne County where she handled malicious destruction of property felony cases that were taken to jury trial.

Ms. Washington earned her Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. During law school, she was a member of the University’s Moot Court Team, placing first in a Moot Court competition. She also acted as Secretary of the Black Law Student Association. (BLSA). Ms. Washington received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wayne State University. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Michigan and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Criminal Law, Litigation, and Young Lawyers sections. Additionally, Ms. Washington is an Executive Board Member of both the Detroit Bar Association and the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association.

Secrest Wardle is a law firm specializing in defense litigation and counsel for insurance, municipal and commercial clients headquartered in Troy, Michigan, with additional offices in Grand Rapids and Lansing. For additional information, please visit www.secrestwardle.com.