Overview

Heather E. Obelgoner is an attorney for Swift Currie, defending insurance companies and business entities in claims related to commercial litigation and insurance coverage.

Heather began her legal career at the Supreme Court of Georgia, where she served as a law clerk for Justices Carla Wong McMillian, Robert Benham and Charles J. Bethel. At the court, she worked hand-in-hand with the Justices on civil and criminal matters to analyze parties’ arguments and draft opinions interpreting and applying both state and federal law.

During her time at the court, she developed extensive legal research and writing skills and gained valuable insight into the workings of Georgia’s appellate courts, which she applies to her practice at Swift Currie. As a former law clerk, she understands the importance of carefully considering an issue from all sides to formulate the best approach to achieve successful results for her clients.

While earning her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law, she served as a judicial intern at the Supreme Court of Georgia for Justice Carol W. Hunstein and at the Court of Appeals of Georgia for Presiding Judge Stephen L.A. Dillard. She was also an associate articles editor for the Georgia State University Law Review. Prior to attending law school, she received her B.A. in history and religion from the University of Georgia.

Awards/Recognitions

  • CALI Excellence for the Future awards in Property, Basic Bankruptcy and Security Interests and Liens

Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia

Interests

Heather is an avid cook and baker and enjoys reading and traveling.

Newsroom

Thought Leadership

  • Heather E. Obelgoner & Eleanor F. Miller, Effective But Limited: A Corporate Linguistic Analysis of the Original Public Meaning of Executive Power, 36 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 607 (2020).
  • Heather E. Obelgoner & Eleanor F. Miller, Peach Sheet: Elementary and Secondary Education, 34 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 169 (2017).

Bar Admittances

  • Georgia

Education

Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., 2018)

University of Georgia (B.A., 2010)

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