Heather A. McConnell

Heather McConnell is a Senior Associate in the Pasadena office of Garrett & Tully with practice areas in title insurance and real estate litigation. She is a complex business litigator with over twenty years of experience litigating in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Her areas of practice include commercial, financial services, professional malpractice, intellectual property, employment discrimination, and other disputes. Ms. McConnell handles all aspects of litigation from inception to trial, as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including mediation and arbitration, with a practical, business-minded view, focused on developing legal strategies to efficiently achieve business goals while minimizing risks to clients.

Ms. McConnell served as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School, teaching a class in Civil Discovery. She has also worked on numerous pro bono matters seeking asylum in immigration courts on behalf of victims of drug cartel violence in Mexico and filing appeals of denied asylum applications.


  • Ms. McConnell earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine in 1993.  She graduated, cum laude, with her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1996.  While at Loyola, she was a Staff Member and Articles Editor for the Loyola Law Review.  She also graduated Order of the Coif and as a Sayre Macneil Scholar.

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • Texas
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit
  • California United States District Courts

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas