Heather Herrington



Haddonfield, NJ





Heather Herrington is a Partner in the firm concentrating her efforts in supporting the firm's business law and employment matters in Pennsylvania.

Heather graduated from Marist College in 2000 and Temple University School of Law in 2004.

After graduating from law school, Heather clerked for the Honorable Annette M. Rizzo in the First Judicial District for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia. Following her clerkship, she litigated at several mid-sized Philadelphia law firms handling general liability, products liability, employment law and other matters. She was involved in hundreds of depositions, and over 30 trials. Most recently, Heather was the Assistant Chair of the Litigation Department at a well-regarded boutique commercial litigation firm in Center City Philadelphia.

At Ritigstein Law, Heather uses her litigation background to strategically navigate legal issues for business owners and employers, and helps craft the policies, procedures, contracts and agreements to protect the best interests of the business. Heather also provides counsel to individuals who are starting businesses, as well as individuals who need assistance with employment agreements.

Heather is a member of the Pennsylvania bar, the Temple Inn of Court, and serves as Vice President, Legal on the board of the Philadelphia Society of Human Resources Management. In addition to her legal practice, Heather is a business strategy coach, a business development coach with Business Development University and the Chief Advocate of Fun for The Fun Dept. She frequently presents on HR, employment law and business issues, including for CLE, CPE, HRCI and SHRM credit. She lives in Haddonfield, NJ with her husband, Scott, and their two boys.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • Business Employment Law Counseling
  • Employment Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Marist College


      • Business Development Coach, Business Development University
      • Making Time for Rainmaking (CLE)
      • Communication Ethics for Non Profit Leaders
      • Philly SHRM HR Emerging Leaders Career Development Series: Employment Law (CLE)
      • Navigating FLSA Changes (CLE/HRCI/SHRM), 2016 to 2016
      • Effects of the 2016 Election on HR Law (CLE/HRCI/SHRM)
      • Retrospective And Recent Developments In HR Law: State And Local (CLE/HRCI/SHRM), 2015 to 2015
      • Retrospective and Recent Developments in HR Law: Federal (CLE/HRCI/SHRM), 2015 to 2015
      • FirmUP Weekend, “Practice Management tools for starting a new firm" (CLE)
      • Handling the Sale of a Business (CLE)
      • Legal and Regulatory Update: Hot Topics for Employers (CLE/HRCI/SHRM)
      • LinkedIn for Lawyers (CLE)
      • Avoiding Boilerplate in Domestic and Cross Border Contracts: Best Practices (CLE)
      • Composing A Life: Work-Life Balance (CLE)
      • Business Contracts A-Z (CLE)
      • Calculating Damages and Lost Profits in the Commercial Case (CLE)
      • Mentoring in the Legal Profession (CLE)
      • Volunteering in America, A Call to Citizen Lawyers (CLE)
      • My First Philadelphia Common Pleas Trial (CLE)
      • Philadelphia Motions Practice (CLE)
      • State Civil Litigation Committee Potpourri: Arbitration Issues (CLE)
      • Tips for Successful Philadelphia Motions Practice (CLE)
      • Successful Interviewing And Beyond: Learning to Effectively Navigate Your Way as a Woman Lawyer to Ensure Success (CLE)
      • Professional Development - Making the Most of Bar Associations (CLE)

      Honors and Awards

      • PA Super Lawyer Rising Stars
      • PA Super Lawyer
      • AVVO Superb Rating – 10 out of 10

      Professional Associations and Memberships

      • Pennsylvania Bar, Member
      • Temple Inn of Court, Member

      Past Positions

      • Honorable Annette M. Rizzo in the First Judicial District for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, Clerk

      Pro Bono Activities

      • Board of the Philadelphia Society of Human Resources Management, Vice President, Legal
      • Chief Advocate of Fun for The Fun Dept