Heather Lewis Donnell



Heather Lewis Donnell is a partner at Loevy & Loevy.

Heather joined Loevy & Loevy in 2010. Before joining Loevy & Loevy, she was a litigation associate at Mayer Brown LLP. During her tenure at Mayer Brown, Heather represented large corporations in insurance coverage, anti-trust, securities and white-collar criminal defense actions. She also represented numerous pro bono clients, including an individual in a four-day criminal trial and another in a successful grant of asylum.

Heather is an experienced appellate lawyer, winning two successful appeals in the Illinois Appellate Court and submitting several amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of former federal judges, senior Department of Justice officials and retired military officers in litigation related to Guantanamo detainees.

Heather graduated from Yale Law School in 2004. She clerked for the Hon. Diane P. Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Prior to attending law school, Heather volunteered with a women’s weaving cooperative in Guatemala, worked assisting refugees resettling in the Chicagoland area and attended Yale Divinity School, where she received her Masters of Divinity in 2001.

Heather is admitted to practice in Illinois and New York, as well as the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern District of Wisconsin and Northern District of Indiana.

Heather serves on the governing board of Exodus World Service, a non-profit organization dedicated to welcoming refugees in Chicago, and is a member of LaSalle Street Church.

Heather lives in Chicago with her husband, Aaron, and her son, Isaiah.

Bar Admissions

• Illinois, 2006
• New York, 2006

Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
• J.D. – 2004

Yale Divinity School
• M.Div. – 2001

Wheaton College
• B.A. (magna cum laude) – 1995

Clerkships & Past Employment

• Law Clerk, Hon. Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


• “Multi-Year and Stub Policies: The Expectations and Economics of Providing Full Limits of Liability”, The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, January, 2007

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