Heidi L. VanderWel


555 S. Flower Street
30th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 683-6558


Yale University
B.A., 2018

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
J.D., 2021

Practice Areas

Heidi VanderWel joined Parker, Milliken, Clark, O’Hara & Samuelian in 2021. Previously, she worked as a law clerk at a nationally-recognized law firm representing plaintiffs in litigation matters involving wrongful death, mass torts/class action, employment, products defect, and medical malpractice claims.

During law school, Ms. VanderWel served as the Chief Executive Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Policy and worked as a junior editor for the National Black Law Journal. In addition, she worked for UCLA’s Let’s Go Liberation clinic, helping low-income intersex, transgender, and gender non-conforming people obtain legal name and gender changes to better conform to their gender identity.

Before law school, Ms. VanderWel swam competitively for over fifteen years. She was a member of the Yale Women’s Swim and Dive team, a two-time qualifier for Olympic Trials, and winner of several Ivy League, state, and national titles.

Ms. VanderWel also worked as a part-time construction laborer and operator specializing in underground dirt work and utilities.