Heather Hardt Douglas

Heather Hardt Douglas is a principal with Manier & Herod practicing litigation and specializing in workers’ compensation. Ms. Douglas received her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law where she served as Student Materials Editor for the Tennessee Law Review. She also worked as a student attorney with the University of Tennessee College of Law Legal Clinic.

Ms. Douglas is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, and Mid-South Workers’ Compensation Association.
 She currently serves as a Director on the Board of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and as the Editor of TDLA Journal.  She is a speaker at the Workers’ Compensation Institute’s annual educational conference.  Ms. Douglas was appointed the 2016-2017 Vice-Chair to the Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section.  Ms. Douglas has been named a Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star for the workers’ compensation practice area from 2013-2015.


Materials Editor, Tennessee Workers’ Compensations (4th ed., 2012).
Principal Author, Tennessee Workers’ Compensations (3rd ed., 2007).

Past Speaking Engagements & Seminars:

Chair, 2012 Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association Fall Conference (Nashville, TN).
Speaker, 2010-2016 Workers’ Compensation Institute’s Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (Orlando, FL).

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