Steve Heisler Has What It Takes
Compassion . . . honesty . . . rationality. . . these are all qualities you want in a lawyer. Heck, they’re qualities you want in anyone you know or do business with.
Unfortunately, people who have been injured don’t always get served by people who have these traits. Insurance companies are notorious for taking a hard line, acting as if the injured person is the one who did something wrong. Where’s the compassion in that? Worker’s compensation insurers routinely deceive workers about their legal rights and seemingly couldn’t care less about the injured worker and his or her family. Where’s the honesty and compassion in that?
Unskilled and unethical doctors make medical mistakes and expect the patient to bear the financial and emotional cost of their errors, while continuing to practice medicine and expose other innocent people to harmful treatment. Pharmaceutical manufacturers make millions from drugs that make people sicker, sometimes hastening their death rather than extending their life. Their bottom lines stay healthy while their customers die. What’s rational about that?
Steve’s been a fighter his entire life. After a back injury ended his high school wrestling activity, Steve took up boxing. His boxing career included winning the 1979 Central Pennsylvania Novice Golden Gloves and the 1980 South Atlantic AAU bantamweight title. Being feisty and quick on your feet is a good thing both in the ring and in the courtroom!
Before Steve was admitted to law school, he went to work as an organizer and business agent for the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union, Local #7. It wasn’t long before he developed a reputation as trustworthy, reliable and, above all, a fighter. “He called one time after he had been carried out of the race track by eight security guards. Steve didn’t back down from anyone,” said Paul Richards, former Executive Secretary-Treasurer of Local #7. While with Local #7, Steve organized the vendors and concession workers at Camden Yards and housekeepers at Towson University. You don’t gain the respect of hardworking people if you’re not honest and caring and level-headed.
Steve graduated from the University of Baltimore Law School in 1988. Since that time, he has represented thousands of injured people, helping them find some measure of justice after they were wrongfully hurt or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence.
A family man, Steve is married and has three children. A sports fan, he loves the Orioles, Ravens, Wizards, Capitals and all University of Maryland sports teams. He despises the Yankees, Steelers and Duke University. He will, however, represent other people who are fans of the Yankees, Steelers and Duke!