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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

  • $5,070,280 Auto Accident with TBI

    Settlement of automobile accident personal injury claim with traumatic brain injury.

  • $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.

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

  • 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!”

    S.R.

  • From our first meeting, we knew we were going to receive excellent legal representation.

    “Joe quickly put us at ease by explaining in detail, from a legal perspective, our options and what we should and should not expect. His demeanor in the courtroom was impressive.”

    T.W.

  • One of the best!!!

    “One of the best!!!”

    F.R.

  • I am forever grateful to you both!

    “I have had the privilege to have Mr. Overbey as my lawyer. I had gotten into a bad car accident, and he was there for me every step of the way. The first time we met he made a house call, because I was unable to travel. He was kind, warm, and made me feel at ease with the whole process. It was the first time I ever needed a lawyer, so I was unsure about a lot prior to meeting him. He was the best person for the job, and I never felt alone during the process. Later on in my case, Mr. Overbey added Mr. Heath to my team. The both of them were incredible, and fought hard for me. They answered questions for me whenever I needed no matter how silly they may have been. I have been working with Mr. Overbey for almost four years. Now, that my case has come to a close, I am actually sad I will no longer be in constant contact with them. They made me feel like family! I highly recommend this practice. I do not know Mr. Verser and Old, but if they are anything like Overbey and Heath you will be in EXCELLENT hands! I would recommend them to everyone, and if I ever need any more legal help they would be the team for me! THANK YOU MR. OVERBEY AND MR. HEATH!!! I am forever grateful to you both!”

    Jenna

  • Words cannot fully describe what an amazing attorney and advocate you will have in hiring Shawn Overbey.

    “My fiancé and I hired Mr. Overbey to assist us with obtaining primary physical custody and shared legal custody of his teenage son. Words cannot fully describe what an amazing attorney and advocate you will have in hiring Shawn Overbey. As a licensed attorney myself, I can speak to Mr. Overbey’s clear understanding of the law, his professional demeanor, and reputation amongst the legal community. As a client, I can attest that Mr. Overbey calms your fears, and coaches you throughout the process. I particularly appreciated how he provided us with realistic outcomes, expectations and next steps. This was extremely helpful when our initial request for an expedited hearing was not heard and we had to wait for a formal custody hearing. Understanding all of the possibilities helped us to strategically prowpare and not lose hope. I am pleased to report that my fiancé gained primary physical custody just as we set out to do. I would hands down refer anyone who is looking for a zealous advocate to Mr. Overbey. He will make a stressful process manageable and you will even have a few laughs along the way!”

    A.C

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  2. Results-driven legal strategies
  3. Candid and informative counsel
  4. Prompt and personalized communication
  5. Creative strategies tailored to your needs
  6. Thorough examination and investigation of your legal situation
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