Heather L. Youngman

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” Eleanor Roosevelt
About Heather Youngman

Heather is a Senior Attorney at Nave Law where her practice focuses on family and matrimonial law and civil litigation. Heather came to Nave Law Firm after working at another Syracuse law firm, where she was the firm’s lead matrimonial attorney. Heather has extensive experience litigating family court and matrimonial matters, including complex matters of custody and equitable distribution. Heather’s other professional experience includes working as a journalist, editor, and marketing manager.

Heather is a member of the Attorney for the Child panel in Onondaga County, the Onondaga County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Northern District of New York Bar Association.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Toomey Residential and Community Services, a not-for-profit organization that provides behavioral health, child, and adult care, as well as housing, family support, and emergency services for people in the Syracuse area.

Heather graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, where she served as editor of the Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal and was an associate member of the Buffalo Human Rights Law Review and the Buffalo Journal of Gender, Law, and Social Policy. She is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, where she majored in journalism and mass communication.

Why Do I Do What I Do?

There is nothing more stressful than divorce and matters involving custody. Like each family, Heather understands that each divorce and custody matter is unique. Heather represents hundreds of clients per year in family law and matrimonial matters and has successfully resolved thousands of cases through settlement and at trial.

Area of Focus
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals
Education
Contact Information
Fun Facts

area of focus

  • Matrimonial Law
  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals

EDUCATION

  • BA: St. Bonaventure University
  • JD: State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York State
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

CONTACT INFORMATION

FUN FACTS

  • Favorite Movie: The Hudsucker Proxy
  • Favorite Vacation So Far: Montreal, Canada
  • Proudest Moment: Becoming a parent

affilations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association

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