Heather Anne Kanny

Heather Anne Kanny

Dallas, Texas

Heather A. Kanny is a partner in the Firm's Dallas office. She defends physicians, hospitals, nurses, and other health care providers in business and professional disputes in the areas of medical malpractice and health care law. Ms. Kanny also represents physicians in contested proceedings and license revocation hearings before the Texas Medical Board. She advises physicians and other health care entities regarding peer review and credentialing matters. Ms. Kanny has successfully defended physicians in cases with significant or multi-million dollar damage potential in numerous counties across Texas, including Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Parker, Grayson, McLennan, Wichita, Midland, and El Paso. She has handled appeals in various appellate courts throughout the State.


Bar Admissions

  • California, 2008
  • Texas, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2010


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: AAJ Mock Trial
    • Honors: NACDL Mock Trial
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: ABOTA Award, Waco, Texas Chapter
  • Occidental College, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2005
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Diplomacy and World Affairs
    • Major: Religious Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Baylor University Best Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2008 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Associate, The Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, 2011-2012
  • William "Mac" Taylor American Inn of Court
  • Recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service, 2017
  • Adjunct Professor/Lecturer on Professional Liability, Baylor College of Dentistry, 2011-Present
  • Occidental College Alumni Interviewer, 2011-Present
  • Attorneys Serving the Community (ASC), 2009-Present
  • Kidney Texas, 2013-Present (Silent Auction Chair, 2017)
  • DFW Rescue Me Volunteer and Foster, 2014-Present