Heather Prokopow

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Heather Prokopow


Heather was working as a teacher on the Navajo Reservation when she discovered her passion for law. After moving to Ohio for law school, Heather spent her time working full time as a third-grade teacher, then as a legal assistant for a bankruptcy firm, while attending law school at night. In addition to juggling work and school, Heather won first place in the 2021 Sovereignty Symposium Doolin’ Writing Competition for her paper on Navajo Nation Law. Once graduated, she joined Smith & Smith Law Offices to focus on helping families in their difficult times of need.

In her spare time, Heather serves as Vice President for The Good Shepherd Animal Sanctuary (a local non-profit dedicated to caring for animals) and is the Coach for the Rossford High School Color Guard – a program in which she started in the fall of 2022. Heather also participates as a Judge in the high school spring Moot Court Competitions for the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education.

Heather obtained her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University prior to moving to Ohio to obtain her Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law. Her background in education and law creates the perfect balance for helping clients navigate the judicial system to find the fit that is right for them.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio Bar
  • Indiana Bar
  • Arizona Bar
  • Michigan Bar
  • US District Court; Northern District of Ohio
  • US District Court; Southern District of Indiana
  • Department of Justice Immigration Courts


  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Toledo Women’s Bar Association
  • Wood County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Arizona State Bar Association


  • B.S. Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University, 2017
  • J.D., University of Toledo, 2022

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