Your Defense Is In My Capable Hands

You Can Lean On My Experience When The Stakes Are High

When you’re choosing a criminal defense lawyer, experience matters. You deserve an attorney who knows the intricacies of the court system, who is familiar with the judges and prosecutors, who has a solid reputation and who is well-versed in all aspects of criminal law.

I hope that you will find all these qualifications at David L. Heilberg, PLC in Charlottesville. I’m committed to protecting you from the harsh toll of the criminal justice system. Now in my fifth decade of practice, I have the experience and know-how it takes to challenge the prosecution and navigate tough charges. I handle all kinds of criminal charges in Virginia state and federal courts, including defense of college students.

Learn more about my background and experience:

Benefit From My Valuable Trial Experience

While not every criminal case goes to trial, you need a lawyer who is comfortable in court and capable of defending you in trial if needed. I have handled hundreds of long or short trials and other court hearings every year I have practiced law, adding up to many thousands of cases during my entire career. I’m in court day in and day out. I have earned a well-respected reputation among judges and prosecutors. I’ve also taught Trial Advocacy to law students as an adjunct faculty member at Washington and Lee University School of Law, reflecting my high level of skill and experience in this area.

I Helped Write The Book On Criminal Defense In Virginia

I’m the co-editor of “Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia,” a practice manual on criminal defense through five updated editions. I was the sole author of the chapter on Eyewitness Identification Procedures.

Guidance On Car Accident And Personal Injury Cases

In addition to my criminal defense work, I also represent clients who have been hurt in car accidents. My advocacy skills in the criminal context translate to fierce, effective advocacy in these cases as well. I can stand up to the insurance company when necessary to fight for a fair result.

Don’t Take My Word For It

Many of my clients come to me through word of mouth. I’ve gained outstanding reviews from clients and have a 10/10 rating on Avvo. I’m honored to have been selected for inclusion to the Virginia Super Lawyers list for 13 years, and I’m AV Preeminent* peer-review rated.

Find Out If I’m The Right Fit For You

Contact my office online or by phone at 434-355-6052. I offer free initial consultations, and if you decide to hire me, I offer fixed flat-rate fees with full transparency.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.