Greg Heller is an experienced trial lawyer with a long record of success in the courtroom.
After graduating cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 1990, and serving as the Managing Editor of its Law Review, Greg clerked for a Federal Appellate Judge, the Hon. Anthony Scirica, and then began to focus on trial work and litigation. He has been actively involved litigating and trying civil cases ever since.
Greg has handled many cases for patients injured by unsafe medical care. He has, over the years, recognized that many of these cases do not result from simple mistakes; rather, they are all too often the predictable outcome of hospitals and medical systems choosing dollars and patient volume over the careful, considered attention that all of us deserve from our doctors.
He has represented drivers and pedestrians injured by the negligence of others and has handled cases against trucking companies that choose to put dangerous drivers and unsafe equipment on the highway. He also has substantial experience in premises liability cases, dram shop cases, product liability cases, and construction cases.
Greg has successfully sued managed care companies and HMOs. This reflects Greg’s broader interest in ensuring that all patients and families have access to safe medical care, without any unreasonable barriers to access.
Greg currently represents government entities in litigation against the companies that make, sell, and distribute prescription opioids. He is grateful for the chance to contribute to this massive, ongoing, nationwide effort to hold wrongdoers accountable and to address the opioid epidemic.
Some of Greg’s honors, accolades and contributions include:
- Recognized by his peers as a Pennsylvania SuperLawyer;
- Recipient of Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating;
- Graduate of the Keenan Trial Institute;
- Recipient of the Brian H. Early Award from the Richard J. Caron Foundation, in recognition of his work improving access to addiction treatment;
- Recognized as one of America’s Top 100 High-Stakes Litigators;
- Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary designation for those “whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession”;
- Consultant for the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws;
- Board member (former) of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled;
- Co-Chair (former) of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Language Access Task Force; and
- Invited testimony on litigation and managed care issues before various committees of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
Greg’s professional memberships include:
- The Pennsylvania Association for Justice (where he serves on the Amicus Curiae committee);
- The American Association for Justice;
- The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association;
- The American Bar Association;
- The Pennsylvania Bar Association; and
- The Philadelphia Bar Association.
Greg is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He received his undergraduate degree in physics from Williams College and his Juris Doctorate cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Michigan Law Review and received several awards for legal scholarship.