Heather Aquino believes clients deserve more than cookie-cutter defense strategies. A skilled legal strategist with a keen ability to look at the big picture and a deep knowledge of the law, Heather treats every client’s case as unique. She crafts thoughtful and deliberate approaches from inception to resolution based on the specific facts of each case—from tactical pleadings and motions through targeted discovery to trial when necessary. Her successes on behalf of WCM clients have earned her a well-deserved reputation as a formidable advocate in the courtroom and a persuasive negotiator at the settlement table.
Heather litigates a variety of general liability claims, including premises liability and automobile claims, on behalf of a diverse universe of clients that include insurance companies, banks and financial institutions; Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and privately held companies; and educational institutions. She defends businesses, recreational facilities, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions, including high schools, colleges and universities, against liability claims. Heather also analyzes and advises on insurance coverage matters.
In addition to her work for clients, Heather is one of the principal contributors to the News & Of Interest page on WCM’s website, covering legal, business and insurance topics. She also serves on the Union County Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and regularly speaks on diversity and inclusion issues in the legal profession. A former NCAA field hockey player, she now happily takes the field to coach her daughter.