Joseph F. Verser


Joe Verser is a trial attorney focusing his practice on personal injury cases and commercial litigation. Joe has represented numerous clients that have been injured as a result of automobile accidents, medical malpractice, and defective products.

Joe also handles a broad range of civil litigation matters for both individuals and businesses in state and federal court. He has represented companies and business owners in lawsuits involving shareholder derivative claims, fraud, conspiracy, and other business torts. Joe has also tried cases involving real estate disputes, business disputes, and lawsuits involving wills, trusts, and estates.

Prior to forming Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old in 2011, Joe was a litigation partner in the law firm of Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C., also based in Newport News. Joe has been named for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 as a “Rising Star” in Virginia’s Super Lawyers. He was also named a “Top Lawyer” by Coastal Virginia Magazine for 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020.

Attorney Verser's Experience & Recognitions

  • Areas of Practice
  • Litigation Percentage
    • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Bar Admissions
    • Virginia
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • Education
    • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia
      • J.D.
    • Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia
      • B.A. magna cum laude
      • Major: Political Science
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • Colonial Council Boy Scouts of America, Past Board Member 
    • Past President, Newport News Bar Association 
    • Judicial Screening Committee, Newport News Bar Association 
    • Executive Committee, Colonial Virginia Council, Boy Scouts of America 
    • Virginia State Bar, Standing Committee on Communications, 2012 – 2014 
    • Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors, Risk Management Committee, 2008 - 2010 
    • American Inns of Court, James Kent Chapter (Norfolk), 2006 – 2013 
    • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association 
    • Monarch Bank, Peninsula Leadership Board (2014- 2016) 
    • Top Lawyers in Coastal Virginia by Coastal Virginia Magazine, 2015 
    • “Rising Star” Virginia Super Lawyers, 2014 – 2020

Don't Just Take Our Word for It

Hear From Our Past Clients
  • “I would wholeheartedly recommend him.”


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


  • “Consistently professional”


  • “He is very highly recommended by retired Judges.”


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


  • “When you really need help !!! You need to contact Joe Verser.”


  • “This firm goes above and beyond!”


  • “Hunter Old and his team were focused, professional and achieved positive results, quickly.”


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


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


  • “While you were handling my case I had no worries at all.”


  • “I am forever grateful to you both!”


  • “Shawn is a great lawyer”


  • “Their competence and skill demonstrated through the trial was nothing short of perfect. ”


  • “We would highly recommend Len to anyone in need of legal services.”


  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Coastal Virginia Mag Top Lawyers
  • Virginia Business Legal Elite
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating
  • Super Lawyers
  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent

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