Faculty News

  • Linda Tappa '17
    From Farm to School
    Tappa's goal? To blend public service and business law -- bringing small farmers and elementary schools together to help kids develop healthy eating habits.
  • Dean Yelnosky and Governor Raimondo
    Governor Raimondo on RWU Law
    Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo recently sat down with Dean Michael Yelnosky. to talk about law, legal education, and the increasingly vital role of RWU Law
  • Professor David Coombs representing Pfc. Bradley Manning.
    Representing Private Manning
    Pfc. Bradley E. Manning’s lead trial attorney, RWU Law Professor David E. Coombs kept telling his client: Trust the system, trust the system.


Mark B. Heffner

Mark B. Heffner
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

Mark Heffner is the principal of the elder law firm of Heffner & Associates. The firm's practice focuses on Medicaid planning and qualification, estate planning and probate proceedings involving both guardianships and decedent estates. Attorney Heffner served for ten years as a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, and is currently a member of the Rhode Island State Ethics Commission.