Heather McMinn, attorney

About Heather McMinn

Heather McMinn has devoted her career to helping those who need advocacy in the legal system. Heather served as distict attorney for the 25th judicial district from 2009 to 2017.

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During the time she served as District Attorney, Heather McMinn developed a reputation for being a tough trial lawyer, especially in cases involving the abuse of children. Heather is Board Certified In Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

In addition to working with her husband and brother in law, Heather represents clients charged with criminal offenses. Heather also represents foster families in court to help them adopt children who they’ve fostered.

Thank you so much for helping our families take the final step in making their kiddos their forever kiddos. I have worked with many attorneys—throughout cases and several in adoptions. Thank you for truly pouring your heart into the adoptions. I have seen attorneys that just go through the motions- not really being there emotionally. Over the past few weeks, I have seen you fight for our families. I have been where the foster parents are, just wanting to get to adoption day. Having an attorney that pushed to make my own adoptions happen meant so much to me and I know our families feel the same way! I look forward to working with you on many more adoptions. – Client of Heather McMinn


Legal advocacy for those in need is Heather McMinn’s profession, but helping people when they need it most is her passion. Her contributions, legal and monetary, to organizations like TruLight127 help caregivers of children in foster care provide for them in ways that the state can not. Read more about how Heather McMinn constantly works to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children in our Austin community.

Outside of the courtroom, Heather and Jason keep busy with their four children. The family enjoys spending time outdoors, volunteering, and participating in and watching sporting events – especially baseball.

In every role she has held, Heather McMinn has provided a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves, aggressively litigating cases on behalf of victims and clients. As an advocate, she protects the rights of those who have been injured due to another’s negligence.

Heather enjoys the challenge of litigation and working in the courtroom. She is motivated by the opportunity to hold individuals and insurance companies accountable for the damages they or their insureds cause to our clients.


Austin, TX, Jury Awards $462,624 to Victim of Intoxicated and Underinsured Driver

Heather McMinn and Jason McMinn secured what is believed to be the highest jury verdict in Travis County for an uninsured/underinsured motorist case.

A woman was injured by an intoxicated driver while at a complete stop. When she looked to recover from her injuries, the extent of her needed medical care couldn’t be covered by the other party’s minimal insurance plan. Luckily, she had purchased underinsured motorist coverage. But when she sought to use the coverage she had been paying for, her insurance company refused to cover her.

That’s when Heather McMinn and Jason McMinn took the insurance company all the way to trial. There, a jury verdict awarded a $462,624 sum to McMinn’s client for her recovery, pain and suffering.

In every role she has held, Heather McMinn has provided a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves, aggressively litigating cases on behalf of victims and clients. As an advocate, she protects the rights of those who have been injured due to another’s negligence.

Heather enjoys the challenge of litigation and working in the courtroom. She is motivated by the opportunity to hold individuals and insurance companies accountable for the damages they or their insureds cause to our clients.

In her legal practice, Heather deals with those whose lives are changed forever due to another’s recklessness and those who face the consequences of ruining another’s life. Heather feels it’s the job of an attorney to ensure that victims have an advocate.


Texas Center for Legal Ethics: Stewardship Commitment

McMinn Law Firm's participation in Texas Center for Legal Ethics means serving as ambassadors for ethics and civility among attorneys. The professional organization places an emphasis on holding lawyers’ words to be honored. As members of Texas Center for Legal Ethics, McMinn Law Firm commits to uphold the values of legal professionalism and ethics.

Board Certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Heather McMinn received Board Certification in Criminal Law from Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS).

Board Certification is a voluntary program that designates attorneys and certifies Texas attorneys in 22 specific areas of law.

Board Certified attorneys must be: licensed for at least five years, devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years, attend continuing education seminars, pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges and pass a 6-hour written examination.


Active Member of Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association

The organization emphasizes connections, community and camaraderie. Women attorneys with years of experience and students are welcome to join and help facilitate others’ successes. Networking events and mentoring programs allow women attorneys to share information, ideas, experiences, resources and opportunities.

More About Heather McMinn

Heather grew up in Central Texas. She attended Texas State for a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She attended St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio.