Meet Attorney Heath

Leonard C. Heath, Jr.


Len currently serves as the President of the Virginia State Bar, the state agency that licenses and governs the approximately 32,000 lawyers who are in good standing across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Len is the first attorney from the Virginia Peninsula to serve in this capacity in over 50 years.

Len has extensive experience in trying cases across Virginia, in both state and federal courts. He has handled a wide variety of legal matters, ranging from personal injury and estate litigation cases to cases involving business disputes and real estate litigation. This experience has earned him a place on the coveted Super Lawyers' list, and has also helped him secure an "AV Preeminent" rating from Martindale Hubbell and a "Superb" rating from AVVO.

Len was recently invited to become a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, which is a close-knit, peer-selected, and aggressively diverse honorary society of 3,500 trial lawyers across the country. Less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers are invited to join this organization.

Attorney Heath

"We take care of people, we have a hands-on approach, and we're going to get to know you."

Attorney Heath's Experience & Recognitions

  • Areas of Practice
  • Bar Admissions
    • Virginia
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
    • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Education
    • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
      • J.D. - 1986
      • Law Review: William and Mary Law Review, Editor, 1985 - 1986
    • College of William and Mary
      • B.B.A. - 1982
  • Published Works
    • "A Hospital's Dilemma: The Legal Implications of Promulgating Guidelines Concerning Human Immunodeficiency Virus", 23 University of Richmond Law Review 30, 1988
  • Classes/Seminars
    • Faculty, Professionalism for Law Students Program, Virginia State Bar, presented at Regent University School of Law, February 2015 and February, 2014
    • Access Rights: Case Study Presentation, Southeastern Electric Exchange Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, June 26, 2014
    • Easements and the Changing Environment of Electric Transmission Corridors, Chicago Title Insurance Seminars, Charlottesville and Williamsburg, Virginia, 2014
    • Faculty, Professionalism for Law Students Program, Virginia State Bar, presented at Liberty University School of Law, October 2012
    • Faculty, Professionalism for Law Students Program, Virginia State Bar, presented at University of Richmond School of Law, February 2012
    • Practicing Law in the 21st Century, ALPS, 2010
    • Preventing Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethics Complaints in Your Law Practice, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual, 2008
    • Faculty, Harry Carrico Professionalism Course, Virginia State Bar, 2009 - 2011
    • Teaching Assistant, Legal Writing Program, Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, 1985 - 1986
  • Honors & Awards
    • John Marshall Fellow
    • AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell
    • Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2005- 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016-2018
    • Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine, 2005 - 2007
    • AVVO Superb Rating
    • Top Lawyers in Coastal Virginia by Coastal Virginia Magazine, 2015
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • Virginia State Bar, President-elect, 2017 - Present
    • Virginia State Bar, Executive Committee, 2014 – Present
    • Virginia State Bar, Study Committee on the Future of Law Practice, 2017 - Present
    • Virginia State Bar, Bench-Bar Relations Committee, 2017 - Present
    • Virginia State Bar, Bar Council Representative for 7th Circuit (Newport News), 2011 - Present
    • Virginia State Bar, Chair, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, 2013 - Present
    • Virginia State Bar, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, 2010 - Present
    • Virginia State Bar, Lawyers Malpractice Insurance Committee, 2009 - Present
    • Virginia State Bar, Standing Committee on Legal Ethics, 2002 - 2008
    • Virginia State Bar, Vice-Chair, Virginia State Bar Emergency Legal Services Task Force, 2007 - Present
    • Virginia State Bar, Chair, Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, 1998 - 1999
    • Virginia State Bar, Vice-Chair, Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, 1995 - 1998
    • Virginia State Bar, Member, Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, 1993 - 1994
    • Virginia State Bar, Member, Special Committee to Study Litigation Costs and Delays, 1989 - 1993
    • Newport News Bar Association, President, 1997 - 1998
    • Newport News Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1993 - 2002, 2013 – Present
    • –Newport News Bar Association, Chair, Judicial Screening Committee, 2001 – 2002, 2011 - 2014
    • Newport News Bar Association, Member, Judicial Screening Committee, 2000
    • Newport News Bar Association, Co-Chair, Ethics Committee, 2000 - 2002
    • Newport News Bar Association, Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1993 - 1997
    • Virginia Bar Association
    • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Williamsburg Bar Association
    • Circuit Court for the City of Newport News, Commissioner in Chancery, 2003 - Present
    • Newport News Board of Zoning Appeals, 1994 - 1997
  • Community Involvement
    • Chair, Jazz 4 Justice Committee for Christopher Newport University Program, 2013 - Present

Don't Just Take Our Word for It

Hear From Our Past Clients
  • “Thanks Mr. Heath and your wonderful staff for ALL you've done.”


  • “His personal contact and concern were refreshing given the common view of lawyers in our society.”


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


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


  • “Thanks for coming to our rescue for the last year and a half.”


  • “His experience and attention to detail impressed me as he meticulously built my case.”


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


  • “Joe Verser has been our lawyer for many years.”


  • “He gets an A+ from me.”


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


  • “Shawn is an amazing lawyer!”


  • “You ran circles around the other two lawyers.”


  • “I would wholeheartedly recommend him.”


  • “He is absolutely the best in the business.”


  • “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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