Leonard C. Heath, Jr.

Leonard C. Heath, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Newport News, VA

Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old, P.L.C.
 | 11832 Rock Landing Drive, Suite 201
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: 757-599-0734
Fax: 757-599-0735
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2011 - 2012, 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%)
Attorney Profile

Len is a Virginia attorney who is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, Superb by AVVO.com, and a Super Lawyer. He currently serves in leadership positions in the Virginia State Bar and the Newport News Bar Association. As a personal injury attorney, he represents individuals seriously injured in automobile accidents resulting in traumatic brain injuries, concussions, post-concussion syndrome, spinal injuries, broken or fractured bones, herniated or bulging discs, torn or ruptured ligaments and cartilage, soft tissue injuries, and death. In his over 25 years of practice, Len has successfully obtained large recoveries for his clients at all stages of litigation, including settlement negotiations, settlement conferences, mediation and trial.

As a business litigator, Len is uniquely qualified, having graduated from Business School before attending Law School. Len has represented a full array of clients, from large national companies to sole proprietors. He has handled disputes between shareholders in corporations, partners in partnerships, and members in limited liabilty companies. Larger law firms often refer individauls to Len and his firm in business disputes, where the refering law firm has a conflict and cannot represent one owner of the business against another. Len also handles conspiracy, business fraud, conversion, trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, director and officer liability, and noncompetition cases.

Finally, Len has extensive and state-wide experience in handling real estate and easement disputes.

The vast majority of Len's new clients are referred to him by existing clients or by other attorneys. New clients are always welcome.

About Leonard Heath, Jr.

Admitted: 1986, Virginia

Professional Webpage: www.hovplc.com/Attorney/Leonard-C-Heath-Jr.shtml


  • Highest category rating for a practicing attorney, Superb Attorney, AVVO.COM, 2009
  • Highest rating provided by Martindale-Hubbell for practicing attorneys, AV Preeminent Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell, 2009
  • Listed in Virginia Business Magazine as among the Legal Elite in Civil Litigation, Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member- Board of Directors of the Newport News Bar Association, 2013
  • Chair- Virginia Mandatory Legal Education Board, 2013
  • Faculty- Professionalism for Law Students Program, Virginia State Bar, 2012
  • Chair- Judicial Screening Committee of the Newport News Bar Association, 2012
  • Bar Council Representative, 7th Circuit, Virginia State Bar, 2011
  • Member, Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, 2010
  • Member, Virginia State Bar Lawyer Malpractice Insurance Committee, 2009
  • Faculty, Virginia State Bar Harry Carrico Professionalism Course, 2008
  • Vice-Chair, Virginia State Bar Emergency Legal Services Task Force, 2007
  • Member, Virginia State Bar Standing Committee on Legal Ethics, 2002
  • Chair, Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, 1998
  • President, Newport News Bar Association, 1997
  • Vice-Chair, Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, 1995
  • Williamsburg Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Practicing Law in the 21st Century, presented by ALPS, Panelist, 2010
  • Preventing Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethics Compliants in Your Law Practice, presented by Minnesota Lawyers Mutual, Panelist, 2008

Educational Background:

  • Board of Editors, William and Mary Law Review
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Office Location for Leonard C. Heath, Jr.

11832 Rock Landing Drive
Suite 201
Newport News, VA 23606

Leonard C. Heath, Jr.:

Last Updated: 11/19/2018

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