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David Heilberg
George Dygert
Joseph Wright
Kelly Hobbs
Mr. Heilberg is within his fourth decade of experience frequently handling bench and jury trials. He received his JD from Washington & Lee University, where he now teaches trial advocacy as adjunct faculty. He has taught at continuing legal education seminars, college and law school. He started his private law practice in Charlottesville in 1982 after prosecuting in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County following his law school graduation in 1979. Mr. Heilberg was the 2011 President of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is Co-editor with Corinne J. Magee of the entire Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia manual published by the VACDL and Virginia CLE Publications, and is the author of Chapter 8: Eyewitness Identification Procedures. Practice areas include adult and juvenile (Virginia and Federal) Criminal; Capital Murder; DUI; Traffic; Personal Injury; Social Security Disability; Professional Malpractice; Civil trials and appeals. Mr. Heilberg handles criminal trials, civil trials and appeals in both the state and federal courts in an area of roughly 60 miles in every direction around Charlottesville throughout Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. Mr. Heilberg has tried more than 100 cases to juries, including capital murder charges.

1979, Virginia and Virginia Supreme Court; 1980, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1988, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 1992, U.S. Supreme Court.

Bar/Professional Activity:
• President, Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VACDL), 2011. He is a member of the National and Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Charlottesville - Albemarle Criminal (President, 1992-1993) and general Bar Associations. Mr. Heilberg has been a Board Member, Treasurer and Vice-President (2006 to present) for the VACDL.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:
• Co-editor with Corinne J. Magee of entire manual and author of Chapter 8: Eyewitness Identification Procedures, Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia, VACDL and Virginia CLE Publications

Other Professional Achievements:
• Virginia Super Lawyers 2011 & 2012

• AV peer rating by

• 10.0 rating at AVVO

Virginia Recognized Certifications:
State and Federal certification to accept criminal defense appointments of every kind including as qualified lead and habeas counsel to defend Capital Murder Cases.

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