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October 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Heather is a native of Lititz, Lancaster County. She graduated from Warwick High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Millersville University, cum laude. Heather received her juris doctorate from Widener University School of Law in 1997, where she graduated cum laude and was ranked fourth in her class. Heather then served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable James P. Cullen in the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. Thereafter, she accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney for the York County District Attorney’s office where she began in general prosecution and was then assigned to the Narcotics Unit where she gained valuable experience prosecuting felony drug crimes and drug related homicides.
In 2002, Heather accepted a position with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office in the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Unit. Shortly afterwards, Heather transferred to the Drug Strike Force Section where she was responsible for felony drug and narcotics and corrupt organizations prosecutions in a nine-county area, including Lancaster County. In that section, she gained extensive experience with the Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act and the Statewide Investigating Grand Jury.
In 2009, Heather received the Outstanding Prosecutor Award from the Pennsylvania Narcotics Officers Association and in 2010 she received the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Award for Excellence. Heather then joined Pyfer Reese Straub Gray and Farhat in March 2013, and has concentrated her practice on criminal defense since that time.
During her 20 plus years as an attorney, she has tried dozens of cases in front of juries in multiple counties.
Heather lives in Lititz with her husband and son.*Picture accessed October 22, 2019 “Heather Adams District Attorney http://www.adams4da.com/about-heather/”