Nura Heydari Associate




Nura Heydari defends licensed California professionals in civil lawsuits and administrative claims, including real estate brokers, appraisers, lawyers, insurance agents, accountants, engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, and miscellaneous professionals and quasi-professionals (principally health care workers). In addition, Nura represents engineers, architects and general contractors in construction defect cases and lawyers in legal malpractice cases. Nura also defends California employers against claims in a variety of employment law litigation matters, including class actions, discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, wage-and-hour disputes and retaliation. 

When claims arise, Nura seeks to prevent, mitigate and manage exposure through risk, crises, and claims and litigation management. 

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Nura worked in insurance defense, where she handled real property disputes, landlord-tenant litigation and personal injury litigation. 

While in law school, Nura interned at the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley working specifically within the Housing Program team, where she assisted in providing free legal advice and representation to low-income individuals facing eviction lawsuits and housing discrimination. In particular, she assisted with habitability issues, reasonable accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities, enforcing local tenant ordinances and the COVID-19 eviction moratoriums, and Section 8 housing and voucher problems. She previously worked at the Marin County and Contra Costa Public Defender’s offices, assisting indigent clients on the misdemeanor calendar by providing effective, efficient and empathetic legal advice. 

Nura was a member of the Santa Clara University School of Law International Human Rights Clinic, where she worked on two long-standing projects. She assisted in drafting an amicus curiae brief that was submitted before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights regarding Honduras’s continued violations against transgender individuals. The second project was an initiative for the adoption of an international violence against women treaty that involved contacting legal scholars, human rights attorneys and United Nations Ambassadors to gain international support.