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David Leonard Heilberg

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Criminal Defense, Litigation, DUI & DWI, Federal Crime, Personal Injury, Violent Crime

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About Me

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:


 


http://www.superlawyers.com/virginia/lawyer/David-L-Heilberg/c2d38ebc-8743-40a1-bccf-20e31b99c6ea.html


 


He has achieved the highest AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell/Lawyers.com.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    36 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Violent Crime: 10%
    36 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    36 years
  4. Federal Crime: 10%
    36 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Andaleeb Geloo Esq.

    It is my highest honor to endorse David Heilberg. David is excellence personified in every aspect of our profession. He stands out as one of the country's best and takes time to mentor the rest of us. To say he knows the law is an understatement--he stands to challenge it. I am proud to be one of his colleagues and also one of his mentors.

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    Andaleeb Geloo Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Lakota Robin Denton

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Lakota Denton Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact Info

Dygert Wright Hobbs & Heilberg

675 Peter Jefferson Parkway
Suite 190
Charlottesville, VA, 22911

Suite 190
675 Peter Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA, 22911

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law197903/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV peer ratingLawyers.com/Martindale-Hubbell2012
Top 5% of Virginia Criminal Defense Attorneys2011 - present: Super Lawyers2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorWashington and Lee School of Law2009 - Present
PartnerDygert, Wright, Hobbs & Heilberg, PLC2005 - Present
Of CounselMartin and Raynor2004 - 2005
OwnerDavid L. Heilberg1982 - 2004
Assistant Commonwealth's AttorneyHarrisonburg and Rockingham County1979 - 1982

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2011 - 2011
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersTreasurer, VP and President-elect2007 - 2010
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member2006 - 2012
Charlottesville - Albemarle Criminal Bar AssociationPresident1992 - 1993
Virginia State BarMember1979 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia published by the VACDL and Virginia CLE PublicationsCo-editor of manual and author of Eyewitness Identification chapter2012

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Union CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1975