Scott M. Heidorn
Firm: Bergstresser & Pollock PC
Legal focus: Complex professional liability
claims, including legal and medical malpractice
Resident of: Reading, Massachusetts; originally
Education: Northeastern University School of
Law, J.D. 2004; Trinity College, B.A. 1997
MBA involvement: Civil Litigation Section
Chair; Lawyer Referral Service Committee Chair; MBA Education
Committee; Mock Trial Program (currently coaches Reading High
School; judge for multiple years); CLE instructor/facilitator;
Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors (2007-2012);
On being a coach in this year's mock trial competition,
which features a medical malpractice case:
"Because it's second nature to me, it can be a little bit more
difficult to teach that to the students and watch the judges rule
on issues I deal with all the time. It can be hard to communicate
the nuances of medical malpractice to a mock trial team."
On FREE CLE: "I love the fact that the Mass.
Bar Association offers FREE CLE as a benefit to members. It's a
great benefit, especially for young lawyers or solos, who might not
have partners they can look to for that kind of knowledge. I think
the best benefit for MBA members is free CLE."
On teaching CLE courses: "I really enjoy
teaching CLEs and putting them together. I think you really learn
the most when you have to teach something."
Roots for: Duke University Blue Devils
Outside of the office: Enjoys swimming in the
ocean off Plum Island in Newburyport with a group known as Open
Water Swimmers; competes in men's softball and soccer leagues.