Heather Pinckney

Professorial Lecturer in Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

Heather Pinckney is currently a partner at Harden and Pinckney, PLLC, where she specializes in the areas of criminal defense litigation, civil litigation, contract, and family law. The firm practices in DC Superior and DC Federal Court. In 2017, she became a founding member of the Black Public Defender Association and currently serves as their Executive Director.

Before entering into private practice, Ms. Pinckney served as an attorney and as the Deputy Chief of the Trial Division for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. She is the proud recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award from DC Law Students in Court. Ms. Pinckney is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a recipient of the Washington Bar Association Educational Foundation Award for Women. She has also been named one of Washington DC’s Best Lawyers in Criminal Defense by the Washingtonian Magazine and is a member of the National Black Lawyers Top 100.

BA, Marymount University; JD, George Washington University