Mr. Heilberg is within his fourth decade of experience, principally as a trial attorney. He received a BA in 1975 from Union College and his JD from Washington & Lee University in 1979.
Mr. Heilberg started his private law practice in Charlottesville in 1982 after working for three years as the Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia. He represents clients throughout Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.
Mr. Heilberg handles criminal trials, civil trials and appeals in both the state and federal courts. Mr. Heilberg has tried more than 100 cases to juries, including capital murder charges.
He has taught at continuing legal education seminars, college and law school, most recently as adjunct faculty teaching Trial Advocacy at the Washington & Lee School of Law.
He has always been active in various trial attorney's organizations and in 2011 servd as President of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
He is Co-editor with Corinne J. Magee of the entire Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia manual published by the VACDL and Virginia CLE Publications, and is the author of Chapter 8: Eyewitness Identification Procedures.
In 2011 Mr. Heilberg was recognized by Superlawyers as among the top 5% of criminal defense attorneys in Virginia:
He has achieved the highest AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell/Lawyers.com.
Licensed since 1979
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I have the highest regard for Dave Heilberg's work, and have referred numerous clients to him. He is always well prepared, and looks out for their best interests. Mr. Heilberg is also coming up with original and creative ideas in the area of criminal defense.
Corinne Magee Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I highly recommend Dave Heilberg. He is a true criminal defense lawyer, one who cares about his clients and knows the law inside and out. Dave definitely is a “go to” guy if you are facing charges in the Charlottesville and surrounding areas.
David Hargett Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|VA||Authorized to practice law||1979||03/11/2014|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV peer rating||Lawyers.com/Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Top 5% of Virginia Criminal Defense Attorneys||2011 - present: Super Lawyers||2011|
|Adjunct Professor||Washington and Lee School of Law||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Dygert, Wright, Hobbs & Heilberg, PLC||2005 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Martin and Raynor||2004 - 2005|
|Owner||David L. Heilberg||1982 - 2004|
|Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney||Harrisonburg and Rockingham County||1979 - 1982|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||President||2011 - 2011|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Treasurer, VP and President-elect||2007 - 2010|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board Member||2006 - 2012|
|Charlottesville - Albemarle Criminal Bar Association||President||1992 - 1993|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||1979 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia published by the VACDL and Virginia CLE Publications||Co-editor of manual and author of Eyewitness Identification chapter||2012|
|Washington and Lee University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|Union College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|