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Holly L.K. Heffner


(619) 230-7474
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San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

5 Park Plaza
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614


J.D., University of San Francisco, School of Law

  • Comment Of The Year, USF Law Review

B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles

  • College Honors
  • Philosophy Departmental Honors


Honorable Justice Ignazio Ruvolo of the California Court of Appeals

Holly L.K. Heffner is a partner in the San Diego office.  She is an experienced litigator representing commercial clients of varying sizes in diverse and often complex business disputes in federal, state, and appellate courts.  Ms. Heffner handles a wide range of business matters, and has significant experience with contract disputes, intellectual property disputes and prosecution, fraud claims, business torts, and officer and director litigation. 

Ms. Heffner's educational achievements and honors in analytic philosophy, with a focus in symbolic logic and the philosophy of language and mathematics, contribute to her ability to efficiently navigate clients through complex legal issues. She applies these skills in litigation matters, and also in pre-litigation business counseling.


U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


State Bar of California
La Jolla Bar Association
San Diego County Bar Association

Community Involvement

Ms. Heffner has represented investors in NASD arbitration proceedings for the Investor Justice Project, and assisted in habeas corpus proceedings for death row inmates in Montgomery, Alabama for the Keta Taylor Colby Death Penalty Project.