Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law, is a Chicago born-and-raised litigator. With a background in corporate environmental compliance and clean up litigation, Heidi is thrilled to meld these passions to cultivate effective legal solutions across all stages of corporate development, operation, and litigation.
After gaining sub rosa insights into the highest levels of judicial decision-making while serving as the Judicial Assistant to the Presiding Justice of the First District Court of Appeal in California, Heidi relocated to Seattle and joined Cultiva Law, where she leverages her skill, tenacity, and reputation for results to develop and execute insightful legal strategies on behalf of clients including corporate entities and/or individual members, licensees, investors, entrepreneurs, and more.
Heidi graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Psychology, and received her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She is a member of the WSBA Cannabis Law Section and WSBA Editorial Advisory Committee. She also manages the Cultiva Law Blog, and is a regular contributor to many of the nation’s premier cannabis publications including Marijuana Venture, CannaBiz Journal, and the Cannabis Law Journal, among others.
Heidi is personally and professionally passionate about advancing the interests of a legitimate and integrous cannabis industry, supporting and promoting decriminalization efforts, and coffee. Connect with her on Instagram @MaryJaneEsquire, or email her directly at email@example.com.