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Christopher J. Heavens

Personal injury Attorney at Boothwyn, PA

5.0   20 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    Vehicle accidents, product liability, defective products, fires and explosions, work place accidents and all accidents involving negligence causing injury, death or property damage.

    31 years, 500 cases

  2. Car accident
    10%

  3. Employment and labor
    10%
    Wrongful termination, retaliatory discharge, sexual harassment, age discrimination, hostile work environment, whistleblower claims and employment disputes involving employer misconduct that causes personal injury or damages the rights of employees.

    31 years, 100 cases

  4. Medical malpractice
    10%
    Medical errors leading to permanent damage, including, but not limited to, impairment of body function, impairment of mobility and employment, disfigurement or any medical error that requires an alteration of life's activities on a permanent basis.

    30 years, 25 cases

  5. Slip and fall accident
    10%
    If a person is injured on someone else's property, they may be entitled to insurance compensation. We have represented people in slip and fall cases, as well as inadequate security cases where people were assaulted at public locations.

    31 years, 50 cases

  6. Workers compensation
    10%
    Work place accidents and injuries, including, but not limited to, third party claims against parities other than employers that may be responsible for the injuries caused to the worker.

    31 years, 500 cases

Heavens Law Firm is litigation law firm with offices in Pennsylvania and West Virginia focusing on personal injury, products liability, worker injuries, disability, employment law and insurance litigation. Chris Heavens is also licensed in Kentucky and has practiced in other states by pro hac vice admission. Mr Heavens has experience in a wide array of tort related litigation. If you visit the Heavens Law Firm web site, there are case summaries of cases handled by Mr. Heavens in his 25+ year legal career. The goal of Heavens Law Firm is to win and, in the process, provide the highest level of personal attention to each client. We treat all clients with respect, dignity and compassion. But don't take our word for it, see what our clients are saying about us on our web site.

Client's Choice 2017
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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

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Licensed for 31 years
State KY
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1999
Updated 09/20/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/01/2022
State WV
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/28/2022

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

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Heavens Law Firm
Christopher J. Heavens
2438 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV, 25311
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Christopher received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2017
Posted by Jeff | January 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you to Heavens Law Firm
I'd like to personally thank Chris Heavens and the Heavens Law for Firm for everything he has done for my family. My father was recently involved in a serious accident and did not know where to turn or where to put his trust. After contacting Chris, his mind was immediately at ease. Chris was always available allowed my father ease of mind. The case settled fairly quickly and he received a very nice settlement. The office support staff is always very friendly and took the time to answer all questions and concerns. Thanks Chris and we will be recommending you to family and friends.
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Posted by Lamar | November 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Saved me !
I was hurt laying in a hospital bed with nothing and had no clue what to do ! I was introduced to chris heavens when he had done some charity work for a local youth team previously, friends reached out to chris asking what could I do to have my enormous medical bills covered , his answer wasn't promising, but I watched chris work daily and make my personal issues apart of his daily grind ! I have had times that I've had to reach out and call chris on his personal cell phone and he always answered no matter what time of the day . A lot of people told me no but chris never gave up and I owe him ! I stand here today medical debt free and financially secured for the rest of my life because of the effort put out by heavens law firm!
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Posted by Dominick | November 7, 2017
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Dominick Hall’s case
Chris heavens stuck to his word and him and his law firm worked very hard for me. They always kept me up to date with what was goIng on and kept me involved in everything. They are the best law firm in the state of WV.
Posted by Deb | November 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulted
Mr. Heavens is a Very Kind & compassionate Person. He goes Above & Beyond to help you at any time day or night .. I have recommend him to many of my Friends & co-workers...
Posted by Todd | October 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Accountability
Back in 2012 when our family business was being sued for the first time we received a reservation of rights letter from our insurance company. Meaning they might not cover the loss. Chris Heavens and his team were hired immediately to fight the insurance company and make sure they protected our family business. Chris continues to defend us in all legal matters. If it wasn't for Heavens Law Firm we may not be in business today. Thanks Chris!
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Posted by Bud | October 30, 2017
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Christopher Heavens
I found Mr. Christopher Heavens to be an extremely knowledgeable and professional lawyer. He was extremely helpful in my winning my case against a Pet Insurance Company who refused to make payment when my dog Rusty had neck surgery. He is also very friendly and courteous during the entire process. THANK YOU for all you did!!
Posted by Jack | October 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Car accident
My wife was in a car accident several years ago. We hired the Heavens Law Offices to represent her for the injuries she sustained in the accident. When we would have a question or concern about our case they were always prompt on getting back to us. That was probably the most satisfying thing because you always want a response within a reasonable amount of time.
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Posted by Lisa | October 26, 2017
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Assisted with fraudulent case
Working with Heavens Law Office was a great experience! Chris and his team are very professional and well experienced. Chris was always very responsive and explained everything out to me. The team jumped right in to assist with resolving some fraud that my husband and I were going through and they were able to resolve the issue quickly. This situation kept coming back from different angles; first it looked like an attorney was trying to get money from us, once Chris's team got involved they shut the request down immediately. About a month later we then got a letter what looked like a collection agency requesting the a similar amount of money. The team was able to shut both of these situations down immediately. I would highly recommend Heavens Law Office to anyone who is in need of their assistance!
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Posted by Lorna | October 26, 2017
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Exemplary Service
Mr. Heavens was hired by my family in March 2015 in order to go to battle against a group of well funded connected bureaucrats. My parents were victims of organized vandalism and caught in a well woven web of deceit. Mr. Heavens, and his staff, have provided my family and me with exemplary service. They have worked diligently to unravel the well crafted web of lies that have ensconced my family for over two years. We have an open line of communication with Mr. Heavens and his staff. I have contacted them many times. I have always been treated with respect and patience. They have listened to my concerns and answered questions. I have the utmost confidence that Mr. Heavens and his staff will deliver justice to my family. I truly believe that he fully invests himself into his clients and battles on their behalf.
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Posted by Michael | January 24, 2017
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Knowledgable Attorney
My family needed legal advice during 2016. Chris Heavens visited my home on several occasions, mostly on weekends, due to my busy schedule, he worked around me. He also did this for NO charge. Chris has the ability to utilize other attorneys as a sounding board and are also highly intelligent and have several years experience trying cases. ( there are several attorneys out there who talk a good game and will negotiate your case out of court. This is the easy way to settle a suit) This does not occur with Heavens Law, they will fight for what is right and make their best attempt to win every case. I would recommend Heavens Law for your legal needs in Pennsylvania as well as in West Virginia!!!
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Posted by Shelby | January 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
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Highly Recommended
Chris Heavens is a true professional with great knowledge and efficiency. He is diligent in work while maintaining a friendly and comforting demeanor. I would be happy to refer family and friends to Heavens Law Firm.
Posted by Duke | November 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney, Outstanding Results!
In 2014 my wife was was sued due to her job in Federal Court. Even though the case was totally fabricated, she still had to defend herself. We wanted an aggressive, experienced attorney, so we hired Mr. Heavens. Mr. Heavens filed a counterclaim and an answer to the original filing that was so thorough and in depth that when the plaintiff received it, he immediately dropped the case against my wife. Case Closed.
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Posted by Bob | October 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
client
While recently involved in an accident, we reached out to Chris Heavens for legal advice. He went above & beyond in assuring us on how to proceed with our concerns. Mr. Heavens knowledge and genuine advice exhibits his heartfelt professionalism in helping us, his client. We highly recommend his legal services.
Posted by Kevin | June 6, 2015
Professional review
Chris Heavens was of immense help with a legal issue I had in Pennsylvania. A previous employer disputed an unemployment claim from several years ago. Chris assisted with acquiring my personnel file from the employer and representing me during a hearing with the state referee. Without his assistance, I would have been completely lost in regards to what I needed to do thru the process of clearing up the dispute. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Charles | May 8, 2015
Chris Heavens
This is a personal reference to Chris Heavens at Heavens Law Firm PLLC. Chris is a proven success for me personally with my legal services, and can be for you too. Chris and his staff are knowledgeable, professional, prompt, efficient and work hard for you. He answers your questions, keeps you informed and is genuinely concerned for his clients. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Chris for your legal service!
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Posted by Diana | May 7, 2015
Great to have on your side
I have known Mr. Heavens for many years. He represented me when I was in an auto accident. He was courteous, honest and determined. He helped me get the medical help I needed for my injuries, inquired as to me well being and fought for ME! I would highly recommend Mr. Heavens to anyone who needs a great lawyer!
Posted by Jack | May 1, 2015
Car accident
My wife was in a car accident and the Heavens Law Offices were on the ball from the beginning till the end of our case. We would recommend anyone who has been in a car accident to contact them for there services!!
Posted by Bill | April 30, 2015
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Chris is a personal friend and has represented me on various cases. He has always been on the prevailing side, very knowledgeable and takes care of business. He has a staff that is very knowledgeable and professional. Should I need an attorney in the future, it will definitely be Chris.
Posted by David | January 22, 2015
A Great Personal Injury Attorney
I have worked with Chris on several cases, and likely cannot write as good of an endorsement as he deserves. He is knowledgeable in the law, skilled in the courtroom, and is very adept at developing alternative legal theories that might not even enter the mind of the ordinary lawyer. Most importantly, Chris truly cares about his clients. He is not afraid to take on a difficult case, and will seek justice when others might turn away. Chris has a strong legal practice not only because of what he knows and the results he has obtained, but because others who have faced unfortunate circumstances recognize who Chris is as a person, and help their friends/family find the right lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2015
Managing Member, McQueen Davis, PLLC
Chris Heavens is passionate about the work of his clients, aggressively pursues their claims to the full extent, keeps them completely informed of the progress of the case, is highly respected by other lawyers and Judges, and he knows the law and facts pertaining to the case at hand.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • McQueen Law Firm
  • 1991 - 1995

Education

  • West Virginia University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Michalec v. American Supply
  • Win by jury verdict.

Associations

  • Public Justice
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Life Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Board of Directors
  • 1994 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin

Awards

  • Best Lawyers Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in Pennsylvania
  • Wall Street Journal
  • 2018
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2016
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • RUE Ratings
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • WVAJ Seminar
  • Insurance Law
  • 2010
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Law
  • 2010
  • IAAI Fire Litigation Seminar
  • Fire Insurance Claim Handling
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris has been an excellent mentor to me as a young attorney, and a great guy to learn from. He is respected in and out of the courtroom. Highly recommend."
Insurance fraud Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris started working for me while he was still in law school and came to work for my firm full time after he graduated. We practiced together for about 5 years and he went out on his own to do plaintiff's litigation, more than 20 years ago. Since then, Chris and I have stayed in close contact to discuss issues and cases and generally to collaborate on cases. We have associated on cases and represented clients together, with excellent results. I consider Chris Heavens to be a very intelligent and "street savvy" lawyer who aggressively pursues the interests of his client in a highly ethical but zealous manner. Chris has outstanding analytical, courtroom, and negotiating skills that he combines with hard work and persistence to obtain the best result possible for his client. In my opinion, Chris has become one of the top plaintiff's lawyers in WV, and I attribute a large part of that to the fact that he genuinely cares about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"We have handled personal injury cases and mass tort cases with Chris. He is an excellent lawyer and great guy. He is committed to the client and getting the best result for each one."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Chris for my entire professional career and I can honestly tell you that he is one of the best trial lawyers I have seen. I had the pleasure of working on a trial with Chris and was amazed at his ability to connect with the jury. When I need another opinion or help with a big case, Chris Heavens is my only call."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christopher Heavens is an exceptional attorney. Chris is intelligent, well prepared, well versed in rules of evidence and procedure and makes a great trial presentation. Most importantly, Chris treats his clients and their cases with the attention and respect that produces results. Plain and simple, Heavens makes the insurance companies pay! Chris has served as a mentor to me since I started my practice, and I seek his advice and input on a regular basis. I consider myself lucky to have Chris as a mentor; his clients are lucky to have him as their attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a heavy hitter in all serious personal injury cases in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. If you have a big case with serious damages he is the "go to guy.""
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Boothwyn Personal injury Lawyer Christopher J. Heavens
Christopher J. Heavens
Personal injury Attorney
Boothwyn, PA
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available