Barry O'Neil

Heidi M. Torvik

Areas of Practice: Catastrophic Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Estates & Trusts, Litigation, Insurance, Professional Liability

Office Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota / Hudson, Wisconsin

Direct612.336.1277 / Emailhtorvik@lommen.com 

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 represents individuals injured by vaccines and improper vaccine administration in the vaccine court. She was recently admitted to United States Court of Federal Claims.

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.

She is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch for her work in the practice areas of Insurance Law and Professional Malpractice Law.

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

Experience

  • 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

Published Articles

  • “Chapter 22: Agent and Broker Liability,” Update to Fifth Edition of the Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, April 2023

Education

  • The Juilliard School, Artist Diploma, 2003; M.M., 2001; B.M. 1999 
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2014 

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2014
  • North Dakota, 2017
  • Wisconsin, 2022
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2015  
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2022

Awards

News + Articles

Lommen Abdo’s Second Year at Pack at the Park

Lommen Abdo’s Second Year at Pack at the Park

For the second consecutive year, Lommen Abdo attorneys have continued their commitment to community service by actively participating in the impactful event known as Pack at the Park, presented by Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). This event, which we were proud to be...

Ten Lommen Abdo Attorneys Recognized as 2024 Best Lawyers®

Ten Lommen Abdo Attorneys Recognized as 2024 Best Lawyers®

We are thrilled to announce the outstanding Lommen Abdo attorneys who have earned the prestigious recognition of being named in the 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers. These accomplished legal professionals have demonstrated unwavering dedication, exceptional skills, and a...

Dress Codes and Discrimination

Dress Codes and Discrimination

Michelle Kuhl and Heidi Torvik authored an article in the winter edition of With Equal Right, the Official Journal of Minnesota Women Lawyers published on January 20, 2023. Read the full article here. In this article, they discuss the recent decision by the Fourth...

Get to Know Heidi Torvik

Get to Know Heidi Torvik

The needs of our clients are varied and extensive, and with that in mind, we are continually cultivating the best team of attorneys to serve our client base. Heidi Torvik has recently joined us, focusing on medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, products...