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Marilyn A. Heiken

  • Attorney, 1995

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Marilyn Heiken has been with the firm since 1995. 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 Oregon Trial Lawyers Publication Committee. She has been on the Editorial Board for the Oregon State Bar Torts publication from 1996 to 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


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: Anna E. Wood Award for Leadership of Women
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
    • Bachelor's Degree - 1987
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: English Literature

Professional Associations:

  • Oregon State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lane County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Publications Committee
  • Oregon State Bar Torts Publication, Editorial Board
  • Delegate to Oregon State Bar House of Delegates, Region 2
  • Oregon State Bar Professional Responsibility Local Committee

Bar Admissions:

  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon

Published Works:

  • “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)
  • "Professional Negligence", (Co-Authored), Chapter 11, 2 TORTS, Oregon State Bar CLE, 2006
  • 1 & 2 TORTS, (Co-Editor), Oregon State Bar CLE, 2000, 2006
  • "Elder Abuse and the Civil Justice System", (Co-Authored), Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section Newsletter, Winter, 2006
  • "Pleasure Boating", Trial Magazine, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Winter, 2005
  • “The Law and Pleasure Boating,” OTLA Trial Lawyer, Winter 2005
  • “Nursing Homes and Unsafe Premises,” OTLA Trial Lawyer, Spring 2003
  • "Litigation Websites", (Co-Authored), Oregon State Bar, Products Liability Newsletter, Volume VIII, Number 2, Spring, 1998
  • Editorial Board, Oregon Torts CLE, Oregon State Bar Publication (1996 to present)