Heather Hardt Douglas

Nashville, Tennessee

Heather Hardt Douglas is a principal with Manier & Herod practicing in the area of workers’ compensation defense. 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.

Ms. Douglas is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association, 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 editor of the TDLA Journal.  She is a speaker at the Workers’ Compensation Institute’s annual educational conference in Orlando, Florida.  Ms. Douglas was appointed as Vice-Chair to the Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section beginning in 2016.  Ms. Douglas has been named a Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star for the workers’ compensation practice area since 2013.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee


  • University of Tennessee College of Law
    • J.D., 2003
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
    • B.A., magna cum laude, 2000

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in Rising Stars, Workers’ Compensation, 2013 – 2018

Published Works

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


  • Speaker, 70th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, 2015 – Present

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
  • American Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee, Vice-Chair, 2016 – 2017
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2013 – 2015
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, Fall Conference Chair, 2012
  • Workers’ Compensation Institute