Sally Heller, Attorney at Law
Sally I. Heller is a committed and experienced trial attorney who zealously represents clients injured in cases involving worker's compensation (injury on the job), auto/truck collisions, slip and fall injuries (premises cases), and wrongful death. She approaches each case seriously, with her client’s interests always in the forefront of her mind, and also with a sense of compassion, dedication, hard work, and commitment.
Sally began her career as an Associate working with her father, St. Louis attorney Melvin Heller. She later became his partner for fourteen years in the firm of Heller & Heller, P.C. When her father retired from the practice of law, Sally sought out lawyers of integrity who shared her commitment to providing quality representation to people. In 2003, Sally began a partnership with Tim Gallagher and Jennifer Finley and they joined together in the law firm of Heller, Gallagher & Finley. Sally then started her own law firm in 2014.
Sally’s practice is a continuing testament to her father, who died in 2011. Melvin Heller was a World War II veteran who attended St. Louis University Law School on the GI Bill. He started his law practice in St. Louis in 1950. Observing her father as a child and as a young adult, Sally learned very quickly what was required of a successful lawyer: dedication, hard work, integrity, and humor are essential in representing and helping people through difficult times. Sally continues to adhere to the professional standards set by her father to persevere and champion the rights of individuals who are seriously injured as a result of the negligence of others or as a result of an injury on the job.
Sally is especially proud of her referral base. Children and grandchildren of people her father helped decades ago still refer her clients, based on past results. In the legal industry, insurance claims representatives and defense attorneys often refer her clients because they respect Sally’s honesty and hard-working pursuit of justice and know of her successes. Sally is most proud that her former and current clients refer her to other people they know to help them when they need legal representation.
Sally represents people from many walks of life regarding injuries and death they sustained as a result of trauma and occupational disease while on the job. She has represented union workers, police officers, and security guards injured or killed in the line of duty and truck drivers and factory workers injured or killed due to repetitive trauma, occupational disease or accident. Sally has also represented people because someone else was negligent in truck and motor vehicle collisions, causing serious injury or death, and from falls from lack of maintenance of the area causing serious injury.
Sally has a wide range of experience in both personal injury cases and workers compensation cases. Sally has tried cases in the Missouri counties of Jefferson, Franklin, St. Charles, St. Louis, and St. Louis City. She has tried workers compensation cases throughout Missouri including Sikeston, Jefferson City, St. Charles, and St. Louis.
In addition to serving her clients, Sally has donated countless hours to professional organizations. She was first as an active member and then president of the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis (1996-97). She has contributed to the legal profession and Citizens of Missouri through her participation and service in the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, where she served as President through a tumultuous legislative session in 2003- 2004. For her efforts, Sally was honored to be selected as the 2004 recipient of the Missouri Lawyers Weekly “Lawyers of the Year Award.” Sally continues to be an active member of these two wonderful organizations.
Recognitions, Awards and Honors
Martindale Hubbell "AV"-Rated Lawyer for 14 years
President, Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis (1996 - 1997)
President, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (2003 - 2004)
2015 recipient of the Women Justice Awards, Litigation Practitioner
2016 recipient of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100-Civil Plaintiff
2004 recipient of Missouri Lawyers Weekly "Lawyers of the Year Award"
Past Board Member, Legal Advocates for Abused Women
Charter member, selection committee for Women Justice Awards