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Attorney Profiles

Heather Ross
Heather brings a diverse transactional and litigation practice to Ross & Zuckerman LLP and a vested, personal interest to infertility issues. Prior to forming Ross & Zuckerman, LLP, Heather worked for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, IL, one of the preeminent not-for-profit legal aide organizations in the country. At the Legal Assistance Foundation, Heather concentrated her practice on representing low-income clients in various civil matters, including family law and juvenile court. Heather was also the director of the Woman’s Law Project, which focused on educational outreach and advocacy work on behalf of low wage working women. Before her work at the Legal Assistance Foundation, Heather spent three years in private practice primarily engaged in the drafting and negotiation of complex financial transactions. After experiencing several years of personal struggles with infertility, including several rounds of IVF and miscarriage, Heather co-founded Ross & Zuckerman LLP to focus her energy and legal practice on helping others struggling with these same issues. Since forming Ross & Zuckerman LLP in 2005, Heather has dedicated her legal career solely to issues regarding infertility, and has represented intended parents, egg donors, sperm donors, parties in surrogacy arrangements, and fertility clinics. As a legal aid attorney dealing with life impacting issues for almost a decade, several years of practice in contract negotiation, and personal experience with infertility, Heather brings to her practice compassion and understanding to the many challenges facing all participants in assisted reproductive technology.

Heather received her Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois College of law and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University with a joint degree in Political Science and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She also currently serves as co-chair to the Advisory Council of Women Employed, and is a professional member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and RESOLVE.



Nora Zuckerman
Prior to forming Ross & Zuckerman LLP, Nora worked for 8 years at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, one of the preeminent not-for-profit legal aide organizations in the country. At the Legal Assistance Foundation, Nora represented low-income clients in a variety of civil matters, including family law and consumer law. Nora was also a Senior Attorney with the Home Ownership Preservation Project where she represented victims of predatory lending practices in foreclosures, tax sales and bankruptcy. In addition, Nora conducted community outreach to educate homeowners about the dangers of predatory lending. Since forming Ross & Zuckerman LLP in 2005, Nora has dedicated her practice to issues regarding infertility, and has represented intended parents, egg donors, sperm donors, parties in surrogacy arrangements, and fertility clinics.

Nora received her Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law and her bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She currently serves on the Luggage for Freedom committee of the National Council of Jewish Women which assists women and children residing in domestic violence shelters. She is also a member of RESOLVE and a professional member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

 
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