Heidi Doerhoff Vollet


Cook, Vetter, Doerhoff & Landwehr, P.C.
231 Madison Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
United States

Tel: (573) 635-7977

Email: hvollet@cvdl.net
Web: www.cvdl.net

Attorney Heidi Doerhoff Vollet focuses on complex business and governmental-issues litigation, class actions, and appellate matters. She has extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in both federal and state court, from state governmental and political entities, large and small businesses, and law firms, to individuals who have suffered loss or were otherwise wronged or sued for wrongdoing. She advises individuals on trust and estate matters and has assisted clients in successfully resolving litigated and contentious disputes.

Heidi appears regularly in federal district courts, circuit courts, and administrative tribunals throughout Missouri and has successfully handled appeals in the Eighth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Missouri, and the Missouri Court of Appeals. She has also briefed and handled appeals in other federal circuits.

By appointment of the Missouri Supreme Court, Heidi serves on the Missouri Approved Instructions Committee for civil cases. She has been a member of the Federal Practice Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri since 2015.

Heidi is active in The Missouri Bar and in her community. She has presented CLEs on appellate and civil procedure topics. She is the treasurer of the Missouri Bar Foundation. She is a Fellow and a current Missouri Fellows State Co-Chair for the American Bar Association Foundation. She is a member of the Advisory Council for Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City.

Before joining CVDL in 2009, Heidi served as counsel to Chief Deputy in the Missouri Attorney General’s office from 2005 through 2009. From 2002 until 2005, she practiced in the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling. Heidi clerked for the Honorable William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, during the October 2001 term of the United States Supreme Court and for the Honorable John R. Gibson, U.S. Judge for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, from 2000 to 2001.

Education: B.A., University of Notre Dame (1996); J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law (2000) (Order of the Coif; Missouri Law Review, Lead Articles Editor).

Bar Admissions: Missouri (2001), District of Columbia (2002), United States Supreme Court, United States Courts of Appeals for the D.C., Third, Sixth, Eighth, and Federal Circuits, and the District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri and the District of Columbia.

Professional Associations: The Missouri Bar, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the Eighth Circuit Bar Association, Cole County Bar Association, DC Bar, and the American Bar Association.

  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Commercial and Consumer Litigation, Power 30 (2020)
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Third Largest Settlement in Missouri in 2018 (2018)
  • AV Preeminent Rating (2010-present)
  • Super Lawyers (2020)
  • Top 50 Missouri & Kansas Women Lawyers (2012)
  • Trustee, Missouri Supreme Court Historical Society (present)
  • Treasurer, Missouri Bar Foundation (present)
  • Missouri Bar President’s Award (2011)
  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • Rotary Club of Jefferson City Rotarian of the Year (2013)
  • Charles F.C. Ruff Pro Bono Award (2004)
  • Distinguished Recent Graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law (2003)
  • Guy A. Thompson Prize (best student note) (2000)
  • William E. Kemp Achievement Award (highest grade point average first two years of law school) (1999)
  • C. Wallace Walter Prize (highest grade point average first year of law school) (1998)
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CVDL offers first-rate appellate expertise to its clients and provides consulting to other firms seeking assistance in pursuing traditional appeals in state and federal court, as well as requests for extraordinary writs and discretionary review.

Our appellate practitioners also provide strategic consultation to trial teams while their cases are pending before a trial court in order to help eliminate the need for an appeal, or to ensure that the record before, during, and after trial is best positioned for an appeal in the event of an adverse ruling.

We have particular expertise in complex state governmental litigation and in addressing state and federal constitutional issues. Our appellate practice spans the range of our firm’s practice areas, including class actions, business litigation, banking, employment, and probate and trust issues.

Our clients have included state governmental entities, Fortune 500 companies, banks, professionals, large and small businesses, and individuals.

We are recognized by our peers and the judiciary for having particularly strong analytical and advocacy skills. Collectively, our attorneys have been involved with more than 300 appeals and other appellate matters in various state and federal courts.

Our attorneys have served as officers in organizations such as the Eighth Circuit Bar Association and have presented CLEs on appellate issues.

Cook, Vetter, Doerhoff & Landwehr, P.C. is a preeminent law firm located in downtown Jefferson City.

CVDL has skilled advocates, negotiators, and confidential advisors who have a breadth of experience in a wide range of civil matters.

Our practice areas include business litigation, governmental issues, banking, class actions, plaintiffs’ personal injury, appellate, and trust and estate litigation and advice.

With each client, large or small, we strive to provide outstanding legal service and achieve the best and most just solution available. In all matters, we are practical in our approach and accessible to our clients. Integrity and diligence are our keys to success.