ABOUT HEATHER MORADO

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Heather M. Morado is a native of the Pacific Northwest and the founder of Morado Law.

Morado Law has been recognized both locally and nationally as a top law firm in the practice areas of intellectual property and entertainment.

Prior to attending law school, Heather studied classical violin extensively, earning her undergraduate degree on a full-tuition music scholarship. As a result of this unique and unusual background, Heather truly understands, appreciates, and connects with the creative and entrepreneurial community that she serves. Heather credits the rigor and difficulty of her classical violin training with instilling discipline, attention to detail, and creative problem-solving skills that have enabled her to deliver an exceptional level of legal service to her clients. Combining both a right and left-brained approach, Heather often crafts pragmatic legal strategies that incorporate both legal and practical considerations.

In her spare time, Heather teaches a small studio of violin and piano students, and has performed with the Tacoma, Port Angeles, and Puget Sound Symphony Orchestras.

 

Awards

Billboard Magazine - “50 Attorneys of Note in the Music Business”

– Named as one the top 50 attorneys in the United States available to professionals in the music, media, and entertainment industries.

Expert Network - “Distinguished Lawyer”

– Selective award based on knowledge, reputation, and professional achievement, limited to the top 3% of all attorneys nationwide.

Washington Superlawyers - “Rising Star”

– Awarded to attorneys that have received a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, limited to the top 2.5% of attorneys in Washington state.

Seattle Met Magazine - “Top Attorneys in Washington”

– Recognized as a top intellectual property and entertainment attorney in Washington state.

Avvo, Inc. -  "Client’s Choice Award" with a “Superb” rating from Avvo, Inc.

– Recognition based on consistent superior client ratings with regard to an attorney’s knowledge, responsiveness, and trustworthiness.

 

Education

J.D., Seattle University School of Law, cum laude

Dean’s Scholarship

Intellectual Property Focus Area

 

B.A., University of Puget Sound

Dean’s List

Presidential and Music Scholarships

 

Associations

- Washington State Bar Association

- King County Bar Association

- American Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Law Forum

- Washington Lawyers for the Arts

- Women in Film / Seattle

- The Recording Academy, Pacific Northwest Chapter

 

Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Presentations & Publications

“Beyond the Curtain: Music Industry Insights”

Seattle Theater Group Paramount Club

 

“Legal Issues in New Media Productions”

Seattle Web Series Meetup

 

“Music Industry Contracts”

Seattle Theater Group Songwriters’ Lab

 

“Rights of Publicity Issues in Video Games”

King County Bar Association IP Section CLE

 

“The Intersection of Trademarks and the Music Industry”

International Trademark Association Roundtable Presentation

 

“Identifying, Managing, and Enforcing Trademarks”

Washington State Bar CLE, IP for the Non-IP Attorney

 

“Legal and Insurance Aspects of the Music Business”

Decibel Music Conference

 

“Licensing Requirements for Music in Film”

The Indie Film News Show