Marjorie Heinrich

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Emeryville, CA

Heinrich Law, PC
1900 Powell Street, Suite 450
Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: 510-984-3755
Fax: 510-944-0109
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

For over 20 years, I built a successful law practice defending insurance companies and their clients in serious personal injury cases. Then, I had a profound realization. In 2008, I sat as a juror on a murder trial in Oakland, California. It gave me a new perspective on our justice system. When it was over, I knew I needed to make a change. Rather than defend big insurance, I knew I had to fight for people who have been seriously injured and need my help.

I don’t regret the time I spent “working behind enemy lines.” Because I have been on the other side, I know how to beat my opponents at their own game. Now, I use this insight to help my clients win.

I am a former college athlete, having swam and played water polo for the Golden Bears at UC Berkeley. My swimming career has given me invaluable strength and bravery when battling huge corporations with limitless resources. I am an award-winning personal injury attorney. I am a Super Lawyer, San Francisco Trial Attorney of the Year recipient, former President of the Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers’ Association, Adjunct Faculty Member, and Warrior who knows how to win for my deserving clients.

I have recovered multiple millions of dollars on behalf of my clients in cases involving wrongful death, motor vehicle, motorcycle, and trucking accidents, dog bite and dog knock down related incidents, traumatic brain injuries, pedestrian related incidents, construction site accidents, slip / trip and falls, cases against public entities, and many other complex actions.

For the past decade, I have worked side by side with attorney Ethan Wimert and paralegal Andrea Searby, both stellar legal advocates for our clients. 

Call me for a free consultation. Let us see if we are a good fit.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021

About Marjorie Heinrich

Admitted: 1986, California

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • How To Handle The Claim Adjuster, American Association For Justice, November 2009
  • Art of Negotiation, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, October 2009
  • How To Handle Experts In Personal Injury Cases, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, November 2009
  • Automobile Case Handling – When To Settle and When to Take To Trial, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, December 2012
  • The Defense Perspective in Personal Injury Cases, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, March 2014
  • The Ins and Outs of Taking and Defending Depositions, Alameda County Bar Association, June 2015
  • Chabot College, California, Lecturer, 2018

Educational Background

  • Golden Gate University School of Law JD Degree, 1986
  • University of California, Berkeley, California, B.S., 1983

Representative Clients

  • Kate T. Scott - Pac 12 Sports Broadcaster; Henry Wofford - Comcast Sports Net Broadcaster  , 2012

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • $875,000 settlement for a single dog bite incident.  Heinrich Law is unable to find a larger verdict or settlement in California for a single dog bite incident., 2018


  • Client v. Construction Company - Confidential Six Figure Settlement.  Client was seriously injured on a construction site due to a negligently operated backhoe.  Case settled shortly before trial., 2020
  • Smith v. Fink - $1.25 Million Dollar Settlement.  Client struck in cross walk in Berkeley, CA by driver under the influence.  Mr. Smith sustained serious injuries.  , 2020
  • Hui v. Antoine $450,000 pre-litigation settlement for serious dog bite to the thigh , 2019
  • Jain v. Nzolareso $1 Million Dollar Settlement arising out of a drunk driving incident causing our client a traumatic brain injury, 2019
  • Gallo v. Comcast $395,000 settlement arising out of a trip and fall accident over a defective comcast cable box., 2018
  • Hansen v. Night Club $235,000 settlement arising out of a fight at an elite gentlemen's club., 2018
  • Elarms v. Dog Owner $135,000 settlement arising out of a dog bite to the face., 2018
  • Moore v. Hot Tub Facility $475,000 settlement arising out of a slip and fall incident that caused a head injury., 2017
  • Robinson v. USA $750,000 settlement arising out of a motorcycle collision caused by a Coast Guard driver., 2018
  • Stier v. Ohern $100,000 settlement arising out of the accidental discharge of a firearm that caused client to be shot in the thigh, 2018
  • Thomas v. Gaines $325,000 settlement arising out of a pedestrian injured by a pizza delivery driver while walking across the street , 2018
  • Schubert v. Herny $100,000 Client injured while riding her bicycle in Berkeley, CA.  , 2018
  • Peoples v. Alameda County $3,000,000 settlement arising out of a major motor vehicle collsion caused by an Alameda County Sheriff., 2018
  • Kelli v. Maite $875,000 Believed to be the highest settlement or verdict in California for a single dog bite incident., 2018
  • Strong v. Pacheco et al. $983,835 Settlement, 2015
  • Crosswalk Walker v. Truck: $1.1 million Settlement, 2015
  • Ballard v. 24 Hour Fitness. $300,000 Settlement, 2015
  • Family v. Big Rig Trucking Company: $1.68 million Settlement, 2015
  • Huang v. M&M Services, Inc. $715,000 Settlement, 2015
  • John Doe v. Skilled Nursing Facility: $915,000 Settlement, 2014
  • Bunting, Rieger v. Lopez, CSAA. $500,000 Settlement, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Selected to Northern California Super Lawyers., 2021
  • Hosted Podcast: "How to Protect Your Assets.", 2021
  • Moderator for the ACBA's Webinar:  "How to master virtual depositions and trials.", 2021
  • Ranked Top 100 Personal Injury Attorney in America, 2020
  • Selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer., 2021
  • Adjunct Faculty University of San Francisco School of Law, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2020
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA), 2020
  • Alameda County Bar Association, 2020
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2020
  • 2017 President of the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association (ACCTLA)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), 2020
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2020
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2020
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association (ACCTLA) - Executive Board, 2020


  • Graduate, The National Institute of Trial Advocacy, April 2006
  • Defense Attorney of the Year, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2007

Industry Groups

  • AAJ
  • ACBA
  • CAOC
  • WLAC
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Office Location for Marjorie Heinrich

1900 Powell Street
Suite 450
Emeryville, CA 94608

Phone: 510-984-3755

Fax: 510-944-0109

Last Updated: 3/1/2021

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