Heather M. LaBombardi


Heather is a member of the Health Care Department, concentrating her practice on medical malpractice. Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Heather spent six years at another defense firm defending physicians, nurses, health care providers and medical facilities against medical malpractice claims. She was involved in all aspects of a case, from the initial meeting through to the trial.

Heather has written several appellate briefs and argued multiple times before the Appellate Division, most notably in Flood v. Aluri-Vallabhaneni, 431 N.J. Super. 365 (App. Div. 2013). In this case, the Appellate Division recommended that the jury interrogatories for pre-existing injuries in New Jersey were recommended to be withdrawn and re-written in line with the jury interrogatories used in the Flood matter. In addition, Heather has assisted in obtaining numerous defense verdicts on behalf of her clients.       

Heather graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, with a Bachelor's of Business Degree. She then went on to obtain a Master's Degree in Management with a focus in leadership from Nova Southeastern University, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship in Fort Lauderdale. Heather then attended Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, where she graduated with Distinction and received her juris doctor in 2008.

Significant Representative Matters

Coniglio v. Marino, A-6060-11T3, 2014 WL 3579655 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. July 22, 2014)

Flood v. Bhanu Aluri-Vallabhaneni, 431 N.J.Super. 365 (App. Div. 2013)

Kim v. Ahn, 2013 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1944

Published Works

"Civil Implications for Medical Practitioner of Sexual Contact with Patient," New Jersey Law JournalMay 15, 2017, co-author

"Does Patient Responsibility Still Exist? An Ongoing Problem Revisited," Giblin, E. and LaBombardi, H., July 2016

"Does Recent Literature Permit More Shoulder Dystocia Cases To Be Won?" Giblin, E., LaBombardi, H., and Brozon, J., October 2011

New Jersey
New York
U.S. District Court of New Jersey
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., with Distinction, 2008)
Nova Southeastern University (M.S. Management, 2006)
University of Miami (B.B.A., 2004)
Honors & awards
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Associations & memberships
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Year joined