Heidi Urness has developed a national reputation as a skillful, tenacious, and results-focused attorney after successfully representing a wide range of companies, individuals, entrepreneurs, investors, licensees, and more throughout the last eight years. Heidi and her team are thrilled to now offer direct legal advice and provide clients with hands-on solutions and strategies across a wide range of industries.
Born and raised in Chicago, Heidi attended Wake Forest University where she obtained degrees in psychology and journalism, and the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she was recognized for both her outstanding writing and oral argument skills.
Upon graduation, Heidi cut her teeth in the Superior and Appellate Courts of San Francisco and Contra Costa County, and later served under the Presiding Justice of the First District Court of Appeal. After gaining sub rosa insights into the highest levels of judicial decision-making, Heidi relocated to Seattle and joined 7 Point Law as an Associate Attorney, and later Cultiva Law as Senior Strategic Counsel, where she leveraged her skills and insights to cultivate effective legal solutions across all stages of corporate development, operation, and litigation in the cannabis industry.
Heidi was appointed to the Editorial Advisory Committee of the WSBA in 2018, is a member of the WSBA Cannabis Law Section, is a leading author on CBD, hemp, and marijuana law, and a regular contributor to many of the nation’s premier cannabis publications including Marijuana Venture, CannaBiz Journal, and the Cannabis Law Journal. She was also recently named one of the Top 30 Cannabis Litigators You Should Know, a “Rising Star,” and has been asked to speak throughout the nation on the topic of CBD laws, including most recently the CBD Expo and Women Grow Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. Heidi also educates other attorneys regarding cannabis law issues during CLE’s held throughout the year.
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