Shawn W. Overbey

Partner

Shawn Overbey, a partner at Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old, P.L.C., has a natural passion for litigation. He understands that people are often overwhelmed when confronted with serious legal issues, which is why he has adopted the philosophy that both candor and compassion should be at the forefront of his practice. This has allowed him to assist thousands of clients with a wide range of legal matters.

Mr. Overbey was a member of the United States Army Reserve. Having served over 29 years in the military, he has worked in a myriad of units—ranging from JAG to basic training units. While he has received numerous awards over the span of his career, he was most proud to receive the Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. This award is only given to the top six officers in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Shawn is active in his church as an associate minister. He applies the Golden Rule of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” in all aspects of his life—including in the way that he treats his clients. He is also an avid sports fan, and enjoys coaching youth basketball teams in his spare time.

"It's through our experience that we are able to secure the results that our clients are seeking when they come in to see us."

Attorney Overbey's Experience & Recognitions

  • Areas of Practice
  • Litigation Percentage
    • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Bar Admissions
    • Virginia, 1996
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1996
  • Education
    • Masters of Theology Liberty University - 2016
    • William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Virginia
      • J.D. - 1996
    • William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
      • B.A. - 1992
      • Major: History
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • Newport News Bar Association 2005-Present, Treasurer 2019 - Present
    • Peninsula Bar Association, 2001 - Present
    • Peninsula Bar Association, President, 2001 - 2007
    • American Inns of Court, I'Anson Hoffman Chapter, Master, 2000 - 2012
    • Hampton Bar Association, 2000 - 2005
    • CASA GAL of the Year
    • Colonial Criminal Justice Board, 2009 – Present
    • United Way Advisory Board, 2007
    • Top Lawyers in Coastal Virginia by Coastal Virginia Magazine, 2015
  • Pro Bono Activities
    • Transitions
    • Antioch Improvement Ministries, Inc.
  • Languages
    • English

Don't Just Take Our Word for It

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

    A.C

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

    S.S

  • “He gets an A+ from me.”

    P.C.

  • “Consistently professional”

    J.S.

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

    M.R.

  • “One of the best!!!”

    F.R.

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

    T.W.

  • “Shawn is a great lawyer”

    T.E.

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

    B.J.

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

    C.H.

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

    J.H.

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

    Ray

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

    M.L.G.

  • “This firm goes above and beyond!”

    M.C.

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

    Frances

  • 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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