Heidi M. Torvik
Areas of Practice: Catastrophic Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Estates & Trusts, Litigation, Insurance, Professional Liability
Office Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Direct: 612.336.1277 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heidi M. Torvik / Biography
Heidi Torvik has significant experience with all stages of litigation from initial meeting through jury trial. Heidi has expertise counseling those with claims surrounding medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, products liability, wrongful death, and dram shop. Heidi has represented those seriously injured, as well as defended individuals and entities who have been faced with claims against them. Experience on both sides of the aisle has made Heidi an effective negotiator. She has handled numerous arbitrations and argued cases in district court at both state and federal level. Heidi has also argued on behalf of her clients at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Heidi has considerable skill with trust and estate disputes, as well as commercial and real estate litigation. She provides general advice and counsel to individuals and corporations on a wide variety of business and litigation issues. While Heidi was growing up in west central Minnesota, her father was the elected Chippewa County Attorney – practicing law in Montevideo, Minnesota, for over 50 years. Now, Heidi is honored to continue his legacy representing clients throughout rural Minnesota.
Heidi especially excels at communicating her clients’ needs with compassion, empathy, honesty, and integrity in language clear to any trier-of-fact. Heidi recognizes her role as both advocate and counselor throughout the litigation process. Most importantly, Heidi strives to practice law with genuine kindness on a daily basis.
In her first career, Heidi was a professional flutist. She obtained multiple degrees from The Juilliard School in New York City. In connection with her training, she performed and taught in New York City, across the country, and internationally. Although Heidi has perfomed at most of the world’s greatest concert halls, performing on a regular basis with the original cast of Wicked on Broadway in New York was uniquely memorable.
Outside the office, Heidi can be found playing her flute at many local judicial, community, and social events with Musica lpsa Loquitor, a chamber music ensemble composed of local judges and lawyers. Moreover, she has been honored to serve as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, teaching in the area of Products Liability. Heidi also enjoys downhill skiing, tennis, exploring local restaurants, and her two cats: Sophie and Wolfgang.
Leadership + Activities
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- Philanthropic Educational Organization
- Worked with team to secure nearly one million pre-suit medical malpractice settlement for 92-year old woman from rural Minnesota for injuries sustained in a critical care facility
- Co-counsel in October 2020 underinsured motorist verdict for Plaintiff in Hennepin County, Minnesota
- Worked with team to secure one million underinsured policy limits obtained pre-suit in catastrophic motorcycle accident
- Former criminal prosecutor in metro area municipality, as well as in Chippewa County, Minnesota
- The Juilliard School, Artist Diploma, 2003; M.M., 2001; B.M. 1999
- University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2014
- Minnesota, 2014
- North Dakota, 2017
- U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2015
News + Articles
Lommen Abdo Attorneys Co-Edit and Author Updated 5th Edition of Minnesota CLE’s Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook
We are proud to announce that Lommen Abdo attorneys John Crawford and Lauren Nuffort have been hard at work co-editing and authoring chapters of the 2021 update of the 5th edition of the Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook, published July 9, 2021. The 26 chapter Deskbook...
Lommen Abdo is proud to have increased the number of its lawyers included in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America© – especially in the midst of a pandemic. One additional Lommen Abdo attorney has been included in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers: One to...
Barry O'Neil and Michelle Kuhl presented a webinar on June 12, 2020 through the Hennepin County Bar Association's Professionalism and Ethics Section on "When CAN You Speak to a Represented Party?" Overview: Rule 4.2 of the Minnesota Professional Rules of...
Kay Hunt and Barry O'Neil spoke at the 2019 Bankruptcy Institute by Minnesota CLE on Friday, October 4, 2019. They presented the final session, "Legal Malpractice Actions and Ethics Issues Related to Bankruptcy Matters." Also speaking was Todd Scott from Minnesota...
Barry O'Neil presented on January 18, 2019 at "Legal Malpractice Issues: Plaintiff & Defendant Perspectives" by The Knowledge Group. Overview: Legal malpractice claims typically occurs when attorneys fail to perform according to prescribed standards and...
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