Annie is passionate about supporting and guiding clients through the complicated process of a personal injury case. She was first introduced to personal injury law by Sally Morin in 2009 when she worked as a legal assistant and paralegal in Sally’s San Francisco office. Sally and her fast-paced, service-oriented, no-drama approach that allows her clients to get back to their lives and leave a stressful event behind, inspired Annie to take the next step in her career and attend law school.
After attending law school in Los Angeles, Annie worked as an Associate Attorney for the LA offices of Sedgwick LLP and Cozen O’Connor, where she served corporate defense clients in civil litigation. In September 2017, Annie returned to Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers to follow her passion for working directly with those in need, and to help launch the new Los Angeles office. Annie is thrilled to be part of an incredibly talented group of women who are disrupting the practice of personal injury law and providing the type of service clients not only need but deeply appreciate.
Annie received her J.D. in 2014 from Southwestern Law School, where she was the Editor in Chief of the Southwestern Law Review. She received her B.A. in political science from the University of California, San Diego in 2005. When she is not advocating for her clients, Annie enjoys spending time at the beach with her son and husband, surfing, practicing yoga, hiking with her dog, traveling, or simply riding her bike around town. Annie stays connected to her community by volunteering as an attorney participant with the Teen Court program for Venice High School and Santa Monica High School and working with low-income healthcare and homelessness outreach programs such as Venice Family Clinic and The Midnight Mission.
What are you most proud of in your career?
I argued an opposition to a motion for summary judgment for a big case in Riverside Superior Court, and argued against a very experienced lawyer and won. It was a big deal for the firm and a great experience.
What’s your favorite food?
Vietnamese food! I have always loved Vietnamese food and my husband and I went to Vietnam a couple of years ago and spent two weeks eating our way around the country. It was amazing.
What’s one thing you can’t live without?
The ocean. I need to see it and touch it. Too long without it makes me sad.
What’s your most treasured family tradition?
Cooking all day in pajamas and drinking wine while cooking Thanksgiving Dinner. My entire family loves to cook, so for Thanksgiving, we always spent the whole day cooking together in our pajamas. Real clothes were frowned upon. We missed the past couple of years for various reasons, but I hope we will start this back up again next year!
If you weren’t in the legal field, what would you be doing?
Therapist. I love hearing about people’s problems and making suggestions even if they don’t ask, haha.
What’s your personal motto or philosophy?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. The big stuff will be worth the worry.
California State Bar
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Bar Association
University of California, San Diego Alumni Club of Los Angeles
Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Central District and Southern District of California (C.D. Cal., S.D. Cal.)
"Annie Levitt Heller at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers is a terrific attorney who puts her clients first. She is intelligent, efficient, and a pleasure to work with."
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