Ms. Baer has tried over 50 jury trials and approximately 100 bench trials. As a partner at Sally & Fitch LLP, she has represented institutional and individual clients in litigation involving business disputes (including those involving allegations of fraud, unfair business practices and breach of contract) and real estate, tort, products liability, and probate matters. Heather practices regularly in the area of employment law, representing both employers and employees in court and before the MCAD in matters involving claims of discrimination and unlawful termination. Heather has also represented clients in matters involving the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
Ms. Baer regularly defends clients in serious white collar and other criminal matters in both the state and federal courts. She also represents the interest of corporations and individuals who are the subject of or witnesses in government investigations. She has defended clients in many of the superior and district courts in Massachusetts on charges including OUI, Assault and Battery, Indecent Assault and Battery, Possession of a Cl. D Substance with Intent to Distribute and many others. Her criminal defense work has also led her to represent clients in matters involving the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), the Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Ms. Baer has also represented clients who sought the protection of Chapter 258E Harassment Prevention Orders or 209A Abuse Prevention (Restraining) Orders.
Ms. Baer joined Sally & Fitch in 2000. She served as an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County from 1994 through 1998, prosecuting major felonies in Lowell and Cambridge Superior Courts and other cases in multiple courts throughout the county.
Ms. Baer graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1990. She received her J.D. in 1994 from Boston University Law School, where she served as a Case Note Editor on the Boston University International Law Journal. She was named an Edward F. Hennessey Scholar in 1994. Ms. Baer is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the Boston American Inn of Court.
Ms. Baer is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
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