Marilyn A. Heiken

Marilyn A. Heiken
Marilyn A. Heiken
  • Attorney, 1995
Eugene, OR

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Marilyn Heiken has been with the firm since 1996. She represents people seriously injured or killed by medical malpractice, industrial and workplace accidents, vehicle and truck accidents, defective products, and other catastrophic incidents.

Marilyn is a member of the Oregon State Bar Association, the Lane County Bar Association, American Association for Justice (AAJ), and a Guardian Member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). Marilyn serves as a delegate to the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates and she is a member of the Lane County Bar Association Diversity Committee and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Publication Committee. She has been on the Editorial Board for the Oregon State Bar Torts publication from 1996 t9 the present. Marilyn is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court of Oregon and in the Oregon State Courts.

Marilyn received her B.A. in English Literature, summa cum laude, from the University of Oregon in 1987, and her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1992.

Marilyn is married to Doug Heiken, and they have a daughter, Emmaline. Outside of work, she jogs, hikes, bikes, knits, paints, and enjoys her Australian shepherd, Ernie, and two cats.

Practice Areas:
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Industrial and Workplace Accidents
  • Vehicle and Truck Accidents
  • Defective Products
  • Catastrophic Incidents
Past Positions:
  • Lane County Circuit Judge Pierre Van Rysselberghe, Judicial Clerk, 1992 to 1993
  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: Anna E. Wood Award
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
    • Bachelor's Degree - 1987
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: English Literature
  • Ms. Heiken has also given CLE Presentations on Internet Research, as well as Presentations to Local High Schools on the Civil Justice System.
Professional Associations:
  • Oregon State Bar, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Lane County Bar Association, Member
  • Lane County Bar Association, Judicial Administration Committee, Chair, 2006 to 2007
  • American Association for Justice
  • Oregon State Bar Association, Member
  • Lane County Bar Association, Diversity Committee, Member
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Publications Committee, Member
  • Oregon State Bar Torts Publication, Editorial Board
  • Delegate to Oregon State Bar House of Delegates, Region 2
  • Oregon State Bar Professional Responsibility Local Committee, Member
Bar Admissions:
  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon
Published Works:
  • "Litigation Websites", (Co-Authored), Oregon State Bar, Products Liability Newsletter, Volume VIII, Number 2, Spring, 1998
  • "Elder Abuse and the Civil Justice System", (Co-Authored), Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section Newsletter, Winter, 2006
  • "Professional Negligence", (Co-Authored), Chapter 11, 2 TORTS, Oregon State Bar CLE, 2006
  • "Pleasure Boating", Trial Magazine, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Winter, 2005
  • 1 & 2 TORTS, (Co-Editor), Oregon State Bar CLE, 2000, 2006
  • “Workers’ Compensation Liens in Third Party Claims,” OTLA Trial Lawyer, Summer 2019
  • “Potential Malpractice Trap in the OTCA,” PLF in Brief, January 2019
  • Co-Author, “Characters Who Shaped Our Character,” OTLA Trial Lawyer, Summer 2017
  • “Landslide,” OTLA Trial Lawyer, Winter 2016
  • Co-Author, “Wrongful Death and Survival of Personal Injury Actions,” 2 TORTS (OSB Legal Pubs, 2012)
  • Co-Author, “Medical Malpractice,” Chapter 11, 1 TORTS (OSB Legal Pubs, 2006)
  • “The Law and Pleasure Boating,” OTLA Trial Lawyer, Winter 2005
  • “Nursing Homes and Unsafe Premises,” OTLA Trial Lawyer, Spring 2003
  • Editorial Board, Oregon Torts CLE, Oregon State Bar Publication (1996 to present)