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June 16, 2018

Leonard C. Heath Jr. is President of the Virginia State Bar

Leonard C. Heath Jr. of Newport News is the Virginia State Bar’s new president. He heads a state agency that regulates and supports 50,000 Virginia lawyers, and he is the first attorney from the Virginia Peninsula to serve in this capacity in over 50 years.

Heath was sworn in as the 80th president of the Virginia State Bar on June 15, 2018, during the VSB’s Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach.

Heath is a partner at Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old PLC. He has served in numerous positions at the VSB since 1989. He currently serves on Bar Council, the Executive Committee, the MCLE Board, and the Budget and Finance, Better Annual Meeting, Bench-Bar Relations, and Lawyer Insurance committees, as well as the Professionalism Course faculty. He is the former president of the Newport News Bar Association and is a member of the Newport News Bar Association and the Williamsburg Bar Association. Since 2013, Heath has served as the chair of Christopher Newport University’s Jazz for Justice program.

Heath received his B.B.A from the College of William and Mary, and his J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. Heath focuses his practice in the area of civil litigation, including personal injury, business disputes, real estate litigation, and will/trust/estate litigation.

He is married to Kimberly C. Heath and they have three children.

Updated: Jun 12, 2018