Angela M. Heim concentrates her practice in insurance coverage matters and civil litigation. On the insurance coverage side, Ms. Heim has provided coverage opinions and pursued declaratory judgment actions for insurance companies on numerous issues involving general liability, commercial property, professional liability, directors’ & officers’ liability, automobile/trucking liability, liquor liability, excess/umbrella, long-term disability, and other types of insurance coverage forms. Ms. Heim also has represented HMOs and managed care organizations in cases involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Medicare Act. She has also prosecuted and defended claims for indemnification and insurance based on provisions in construction contracts, asset purchase agreements, maintenance/housekeeping service contracts, lease agreements, and other types of contracts.
On the civil litigation side, Ms. Heim has defended physicians, hospitals, nursing entities, and other medical personnel in medical malpractice lawsuits, and medical device manufacturers/distributors in product liability lawsuits involving such products as pacemaker leads and heart catheters. She has also represented hotels/motels, grocery stores, convenience stores, trucking companies, and maintenance/housekeeping contractors in premises liability, motor vehicle, and other personal injury cases. Ms. Heim is also a member of the firm’s Appellate Department and has worked on appeals for several other departments at the firm.
Ms. Heim graduated from Penn State University in 1990 with a degree in Business Logistics and an emphasis in Economics. Prior to attending law school, she worked for a computer software company specializing in software for home nursing agencies and physicians’ offices. In 1995, Ms. Heim graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and began her practice of law at Rawle & Henderson. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and Blair County Bar Associations and the Jeremiah S. Black American Inn of Court.
Ms. Heim is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Author, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Refuses to Reinstate Defamation Case, Rawle’s Reports, December 2016
Co-Author, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Denies Plaintiff’s Petition for Allowance of Appeal in Asbestos Case, Rawle’s Reports, August 2016
Co-Author, Pennsylvania: Appellate—First Amendment Decision, Rawle’s Reports, January 2015
Co-Author, Change In The Aftermath: Will Louisiana Courts Expand The Interpretation Of The Pollution Exclusion To Address Hurricane Katrina-Related Claims?, ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Spring 2006
Penn State University (B.A., 1990)
University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 1995)
Blair County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Jeremiah S. Black American Inn of Court