Heather L. Gomes

Heather Gomes focuses her law practice on wills and estate planning, bankruptcy, and foreclosure-related matters, including representation of individuals in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.  In addition to serving individual clients, Ms. Gomes helps increase access to justice by conducting legal consultations with unrepresented homeowners in foreclosure through Civil Justice’s Foreclosure Brief Legal Advice Helpline.

Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Gomes worked as a Staff Attorney with Maryland Legal Aid, helping low-income individuals secure their basic human rights in the areas of housing, employment, and consumer law.  Prior to joining Maryland Legal Aid, she was an associate attorney at a private D.C. law firm, handling securities-related enforcement and litigation matters and carving out time for pro bono work, including a successful criminal appeal and argument before the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.

Ms. Gomes has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati, where she was a Fellow in the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights and served on the editorial staff of the Human Rights Quarterly.  She graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University and received her Master of Arts in Women’s Studies from the University of Cincinnati.  Ms. Gomes clerked for the Honorable Irma S. Raker of the Court of Appeals of Maryland and the Honorable Andre M. Davis of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.  

Ms. Gomes is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Montgomery County Bar Association, and Civil Justice, Inc.  She is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Maryland, and the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia.

Ms. Gomes has lived and studied in Pau, France and speaks French.

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