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Heidi G. Goebel

Phone: (801) 441-9393


Heidi Goebel represents national and local companies in commercial litigation and in the defense of product liability/personal injury cases. She is a Certified Technology Master Advocate and has been inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America and Best Lawyers and has consistently been recognized as Utah’s “Legal Elite” by Utah Business magazine, and as a "Super Lawyer" by Mountain States Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), making the list of the Mountain States Top 100 Attorneys and Top 50 Women Lawyers.

Education Recognition Associations Lectures / Publications Opinions
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D. 1997
    Order of the Barristers (Top Ten Students in Oral Advocacy)
    Moot Court Board
  • Indiana University – Bloomington, B.A., English and Business Management, 1994
    Honors Division Scholar
    Liberal Arts Management Program Graduate
  • Certified Technology Master Advocate
  • "The Best Lawyers in America" Commercial Litigation • 2018 - present
  • “Legal Elite,” Civil Litigation, Utah Business Magazine • 2005, 2010 - present
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) • 2007 - present
    Also named among the Top 100 Lawyers and Top 50 Women Lawyers
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Outstanding Young Defense Lawyer of the Year (Indiana) • 2000
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Joseph R. Olshan Award Recipient - 2019
  • Board of Directors, 2016 - Present
  • Product Liability Chair, 2014 - 2016
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • Defense Research Institute
    Commercial Litigation Steering Committee 2012 - 2014
    Product Liability Steering Committee, 2007 – 2009
    Commercial Litigation Financial Institutions Publications Chair, 2006 – 2009
  • Indiana University Mauer School of Law Alumni Board
  • Utah State Bar
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Mensa Association
  • Speaker, "I Don't Care Said Pierre: Preparing and Deposing Unwilling Witnesses," The Gavel, January 2020
  • Speaker, "Evolve: Using Technology to Enhance Your Practice," FDCC, April 2019
  • Faculty Utah State Bar: "Deposition Training," January 2019
  • Speaker, "Preserving Attorney Client Privilege," ADTA Meeting, April 2018
  • Speaker, "Managing Law Firms from a Female Perspective," FDCC Winter Meeting, February 2018
  • Author, "Keeping the Blinds Drawn as Tight as You Can: Ethical Considerations and Tips for Protecting Privilege in Light of Recent Rulings and Developments," Defense Research Institute, 2018 https://www.dri.org/docs/default-source/dri-online/in-house-defense-quarterly/idq-2018/winter/idq-2018-01-goebel-herber.pdf
  • Contributing Author, Leadership for Lawyers: Increasing Your Influence, FDCC 2017
  • Speaker, Trial Attorneys of America Annual Meeting, "Plaintiff Responses to Challenges to Personal Jurisdiction Following Bauman", June 2017
  • Speaker, DRI Commercial Litigation Seminar, "Protecting Privileged Communications", 2017
  • Faculty, DRI Trial Tactics Seminar - Mock Trial Demonstration, 2017
  • Speaker, "Preserving Privileged Communications: Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid," Utah State Bar Commercial Litigation Section, 2016
  • Speaker, "Protecting Privilege in Post Accident Investigations," Strafford Publications Webinar, 2016
  • Speaker, "Navigating the Minefield: Practical & Ethical Issues for In-house Counsel Regarding Privilege Post Yates," FDCC 2016; 2017
  • Faculty, FDCC Deposition Boot Camp, 2015, 2017
  • Faculty, DRI Deposition Institute, 2015, 2016
  • Moderator, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Annual Meeting, "Things You Don't Know, But Probably Should, About What Drives Your Clients' Decisions" 2014
  • Moderator, ALFA International Client Seminar, "United We Stand: Working Together as Co-Defendants," 2014
  • Speaker, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Winter Meeting, "NFL Concussion Litigation," 2013
  • Speaker, ALFA International Client Seminar, "Challenges Which Arise When the CEO of a Corporation and the Board of Directors Conflict," 2013
  • Author, "Product Liability Compendium: Warnings, Instructions and Recalls," Defense Research Institute, 2012
  • Speaker, “Mining Social Media in Product Liability Cases,” ALFA International, Product Liability Seminar, 2011
  • Moderator, “Practical Tips on Creating and Using Alternative Fee Arrangements,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Corporate Counsel Symposium, 2011
  • Moderator, “The Seller's Role in a Defective Products Case,” ALFA International, International Client Seminar, 2010
  • Speaker, "Sophisticated User Defense - History and Creative Uses," FDCC Winter Meeting, 2010
  • Panelist, “Turbo Charging your Practice for Maximum Case Efficiency,” FDCC Annual Meeting, 2010
  • Speaker, “Sword or Shield? Using a State's Consumer Protection Act in a Business to Business Dispute,” Defense Research Institute ("DRI") Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Symposium, 2009
  • Co-Author, “A National Review of Statute of Frauds in Commercial Transactions,” DRI For the Defense, 2008
  • Co-Author, "Non-Competition Agreements in Utah, DRI Trade Secrets and Agreements Not to Compete Compendium,” DRI, 2008
  • Co-Author, "Notice, Marking and Patent Damages," DRI Defending Intellectual Property Claims, 2007
  • Presenter, “Insurance and Contractual Ramifications of International Hires,” Ski Utah Board of Directors, February 2006
  • Speaker, “Product Liability Pitfalls for the Pharmaceutical Packaging Industry,” Design and Packaging Professionals Compendium conference, San Francisco, 2005
  • Venuti v. Continental Motors Inc., Case No. 20160656-CA, Utah Court of Appeals, 2018, (there the "suit-related contacts" were insufficient to give rise to personal jurisdiction, not sufficient).
  • Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. v. Healthright Partners, LP, Case No. 2:09cv650, U.S. District Court, D. Utah, 2010 WL 322141 (interpreting scope of mandatory arbitration under Financial Industry Regulatory Association (FINRA))
  • GKN Co., fka Gust K. Newberg Construction Company v. Larry Magness, 744 N.E.2d 397 (Ind. 2001) (interpreting “right of control” element in applying exclusive remedy provision of workers’ compensation act)