David Leonard Heilberg

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.

Fees: Fixed (always)

Payment types: Cash, Credit card

Contact info
Dygert, Wright, Hobbs & Heilberg, PLC415 4th Street, NE
Upper Floor
Charlottesville, VA, 22902

Office (434) 202-5867

State Status Acquired Updated
VA Authorized to practice law 1979 03/31/2016

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

Work experience
Title Company name Duration
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

School name Major Degree Graduated
Washington and Lee University School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 1979
Union College Political Science BA – Bachelor of Arts 1975

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