Heather Bohnke’s practice focuses on health care and general litigation with an emphasis on insurance defense and coverage, medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death. She also has experience with vulnerable adult abuse claims asserted against health care facilities and providers. She brings more than 16 years of medical malpractice litigation experience prior to joining Gust Rosenfeld.

Previously, Ms. Bohnke was in-house counsel for a major insurance company, representing the company in first-party insurance contract cases and the company’s insureds in various property and casualty cases.

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Pima County Bar Association
    • Strategic Planning Committee (2017-Present)
    • Co-Chair Court Rules Committee (2017-Present)
    • Ad Hoc Civil Rules Committee (2016)
  • Defense Research Institute
    • SLDO Leadership Conference (2015)
    • Insurance Law Committee (2015-Present)
    • Personal Lines Subcommittee (2016-Present)
  • Tucson Defense Bar
    • Board Member (2013-2016)
  • Arizona Health Lawyers Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • International Association of Special Investigation Units
  • Arizona Insurance Claims Association
  • Arizona Society for health care Risk Management

Presentations & Publications

  • Presenter, “How COVID-19 Has Changed the Legal Landscape for Health Care Providers,” Arizona Society for Health Care Risk Managers Quarterly Meeting (2022)
  • Speaker, “New FASTAR Civil Rules of Procedure,” Arizona State Farm Claims Litigation Counsel (2017)
  • Speaker, “New Arizona Federal & State Rules of Civil Procedure,” Tucson Defense Bar (2016)
  • Speaker, “Approaching Discovery Like a Trial Lawyer,” State Farm Claims Litigation Counsel Arizona Paralegal Summit (2016)
  • Speaker, “Using Social Media In Civil Trials,” Tucson Defense Bar (2015)

Legal Updates & Firm News

Feb 11, 2022 General

Heather Bohnke Elected as President-Elect of AzSHRM

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Jan 26, 2022 Legal Alerts

Sixth Circuit Applies Four-Year Statute of Limitation to Discrimination Claims under the Affordable Care Act

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