ABOUT US

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Despite living on different coasts, Julia and Michael had both worked together previously as they both handled cases on a national scale. Each respected the other’s abilities and integrity, and they decided to join forces so they could represent people across the country. With combined resources, they are better able to seek redress on behalf of injured clients who would otherwise be unable to fight large corporations. 


Heaviside Reed Zaic is a law firm dedicated to serving its clients energetically and efficiently. The firm strives to provide representation and counsel on a personal level. Heaviside Reed Zaic can help you navigate through the legalities of seeking compensation for your personal or financial injuries at the hands of companies that take advantage of patients and consumers. In addition to its primary office in Southern California and second office in Washington, DC, Heaviside Reed Zaic has multiple co-counsel and affiliate lawyers and law firms to assist you and answer your questions. We possess the requisite experience in law and science as well as the management of national product liability litigation and are committed to the zealous representation of our clients in all areas of pharmaceutical, medical device, environmental and “whistleblower” claims.  

Practice Areas

  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Medical Device Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Environmental and Toxic Exposure Litigation.   
  • Qui Tam / False Claims
  • Commercial Contract Negotiation
  • Professional Liability Litigationn

Our Approach

We specialize in bringing the law to your corner. We are dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.

Your Champion for Justice

We are driven by a strong and principled sense of social responsibility. We are committed to achieving justice for consumers, employees, patients, and business owners; promoting safer products and fair competition; protecting our environment; assisting individuals blow the whistle on fraud; ensuring our right to privacy is preserved; and upholding the civil rights of citizens worldwide. 

Result Driven

Heaviside Reed Zaic has a proven track record of success. We use our experience to lead you on a path to the results you need.  The first step is for us to work with you and come up with a plan to get the results you need. Through our understanding of the law and your understanding of the circumstances, we will craft a path to success. 

Law you can understand

We know that legal action can sometimes be overwhelming. We are dedicated to providing you help in language that you can understand. If you don't feel like you understand your options, just ask, and we will work to find an explanation that works for you. 

Our People

Michael Heaviside

Michael is a champion for individuals’ rights.  He has been repeatedly recognized as one of the foremost litigators in our nation.  Possessing unparalleled expertise in complex civil litigation, Michael has served as court-appointed lead, co-lead, and class counsel in scores of federal multi-district and state coordinated proceedings.  

Julia Reed Zaic

Julia is a lawyer and former scientist. She is a leader among plaintiffs’ attorneys in assessing the legal, medical, and scientific aspects of personal injury, mass torts, and environmental and toxic exposure litigation.  

Laura Smith Hatch

Law can be intimidating, Laura will work directly with you to make sure you get the representation you need. Laura has a track record for standing up for the rights of individuals and families harmed by corporate wrongdoing.