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Newport News Lawyers

Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old, P.L.C. offers a full range of legal services to individuals and businesses throughout Virginia. We provide individualized case strategies and a diligent attention to detail. Time and time again we have found that our unique strategy yields optimal results, no matter the nature or complexity of the case.

Focused on Personal Injury & Criminal Defense

Our Newport News attorneys are highly skilled in handling complex injury matters such as, car accidents, truck collisions, and wrongful death. In addition, our team of skilled criminal defense attorneys have built an immpressive reputation for handling DUI, drug crimes, and traffic violations.

Why Hire Us

Our exceptional track record of success has earned our partners numerous accolades. We have also achieved the highest rating of AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell. We can bring to your case this high level of dedication to legal excellence and client-focused care.

Additional Practice Areas

While the main focus of our firm is personal injury and criminal defense, we do handle a wide variety of other legal matters, including:

As a seasoned firm, no issue is too complex for us to tackle head on. Our goal is always to resolve your legal concern in the most efficient, cost-effective, and favorable manner possible. We respect the needs of our clients and take pride in offering only the highest level of professional service with integrity.

Whether we are representing injured individuals, business owners, or an individual who is facing criminal charges - our approach is always the same. We will prioritize your best interests every step of the way.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

  • $3,600,000 Auto Accident with TBI
    Settlement of automobile accident personal injury claim with mild traumatic brain injury.
  • $1,890,000 Auto Accident
    Settlement of automobile/truck accident personal injury claim involving low back injury.
  • $1,300,000 Wrongful Death
    Settlement of wrongful death claim involving 9 year old asphyxiated by a behavioral center counselor.
  • $956,000 Traumatic Brain Injury
    Jury Verdict in mild traumatic brain injury case arising out of a hit-and-run automobile accident ($800,000.00 in damages plus interest of $156,000.00).
  • $837,500 Auto Accident
    Settlement of automobile accident case involving head and neck injuries.
  • $750,000 Product Liability
    Settlement of products liability case involving forklift.
  • $705,000 Tractor-Trailer Collision
    Interstate collision with 18-wheeler resulting in multiple fractures and injuries.
  • $650,000 Auto Accident
    Settlement of automobile accident case involving low back injury.
  • $500,000 Car Accident
    Settlement of automobile accident case against United States government.
  • $485,000 Car Accident
    Settlement of automobile accident case involving neck injury.

Our Commitment to Clients

  • Tough courtroom advocacy
  • Results-driven legal strategies
  • Candid and informative counsel
  • Prompt and personalized communication
  • Creative strategies tailored to your needs
  • Thorough examination and investigation of your legal situation

Don't Just Take Our Word For It
Hear From Our Past Clients

  • Joe Verser has been our lawyer for many years.

    “Joe Verser has been our lawyer for many years. The legal team at this office is very professional, attention to details and will provide you with outstanding service! They will treat each client with great care and will listen very carefully to your concerns. I was very satisfied with Joe Verser and his staff in handling our Legal Activities for our business and my family matters too.”


  • Thank you Mr. Heath and Val for everything you have done for me and my family over the years!

    “If you are looking for someone who will have your best interest at heart and willing to actually listen to your needs and worries during a difficult time, then Heath, Overby, Verser, and Old are the right choices for your law needs. I have been represented by Mr. Leonard Heath on several occasions during the last 15 years and he still continues to amaze me with his outstanding code of ethics. In the late 90’s I was involved in three separate auto accidents all within a year of each other. I was in pain, fighting with insurance companies and at my wit's end. I had previously worked as a legal secretary and was not very confident in how the legal system worked or trusting of many of the attorneys I had come in contact with. After meeting Mr. Heath, my confidence was indeed restored. Every time I had a question, he answered my call. He or his staff ALWAYS called me back the same day. Even if they didn’t have the answer at the time, it was a call to at least say they were working on it. It didn’t matter how dumb I thought the question, he always made me feel it was important and that I mattered. He always went the extra mile every time I had a problem whether it was a doctor who said they couldn’t do anything more to keeping the insurance companies from taking advantage of my lack of knowledge. He steered me away from issues when my emotions were running high, and on more than one occasion his candor and common sense came to the rescue. He helped me understand the complete process from start to finish. Mr. Heath always had my best interest in mind and always listened to whatever I had to say. He is so personable, you feel like you have known him all your life. His skills and good relationships with the courts and other attorneys make him a strong professional in the world of law. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any of my friends and family, which I have done so, often. Thank you, Mr. Heath and Val for everything you have done for me and my family over the years!”


  • Thanks Mr. Heath and your wonderful staff for ALL you've done.

    “I have never been in a situation where I needed a lawyer until my automobile accident in 2011. A friend of mine gave me the name and number to a great attorney Leonard Heath. Mr. Heath fought long and hard for me, 3+ years and the case was resolved in my favor. I learned a lot through this experience and his great preparations. I have and will continue to recommend him to others. If ever I'm in need of an attorney again or advice he will be the first person I'll call. Thanks, Mr. Heath and your wonderful staff for ALL you've done. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.”


  • I'd pay him more if I could just because of how he has treated my loved one and I.

    “I had to have called a thousand attorneys and none of those that I actually had the opportunity to speak with acted like I was human, they were cold and my issues weren't important to them. Some of the attorneys who wanted to charge $5-10,000.00 don't even get on the phone with you, they have someone else send a message and you have to communicate through a third party, at those prices you should give personal attention to your potential clients. However, when I received the callback from Mr.Overbey's office his assistant Gale was so pleasant, she listened to me, empathized and even comforted me in my situation which she did not have to do. It was already closing time but I wanted to meet with him that day so they went above and beyond and waited for me to get there that same day! When I met Mr.Overbey he was just as pleasant, he took his time with me and promised me his best and I felt comfortable with him and Mrs.Gale, we were a match made in heaven. I hired him on Feb.2, 2011 and our case is scheduled for 3/3/11. He is knowledgeable and moderately priced but worth every bit of his price! I'd pay him more if I could just because of how he has treated my loved one and I.”


  • This firm goes above and beyond!

    “This firm goes above and beyond! My attorney Harrison Powell was very thorough and was totally prepared. The entire staff at Heath, Overby, Verser & Old were always very helpful and courteous. If you need a firm that will handle all aspects of your case these are the professionals you want by your side! I highly recommend them and will definitely use their legal services in the future.”