Joseph Wright

Phone: (434) 979-5515
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• Commercial Litigation
• Real Estate Construction

MR. WRIGHT has over twenty-seven years experience in the trial of civil cases in the federal and state courts, including complex commercial litigation, construction claims, trusts and estates suits, landlord and tenant disputes, detinue actions and real property litigation (including quiet title actions, partition suits, boundary line disputes and the enforcement of restrictive covenants). He also has substantial experience in the drafting of construction contracts, real estate and business transaction documents and litigation and appellate pleadings.

Experience

1989-2002
McGuireWoods, LLP, (McLean and Charlottesville)

2002 – 2005
Dygert Wright & Hobbs, PLC

2005 – Present
Dygert Wright Hobbs & Heilberg, PLC

Education

1989
Juris Doctor, University of Virginia School of Law

1984
Master of Divinity, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.

1977
Bachelor of Arts, University of Tennessee

Bar Admissions

Virginia Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, U.S. Court of Claims

Kelly Hobbs

Phone: (434) 979-5515
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• Divorce
• Custody and Visitation
• Criminal Defense

MS. HOBBS has substantial experience defending clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors in the Virginia state courts. She also practices regularly in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts of the Commonwealth as both an advocate and a guardian ad litem. Her civil practice includes divorce and family law, contracts and real estate.

Experience

1996 – 2002
George H. Dygert & Associates

2002 – 2005
Dygert Wright & Hobbs, PLC

2005 – Present
Dygert Wright Hobbs & Heilberg, PLC

Education

1992
Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia

Bar Admissions

Virginia, 1996

David Heilberg

Phone: (434) 979-5515
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• Criminal Law
• Personal Injury
• Traffic Law and DUI

MR. HEILBERG is a co-founder of Dygert Wright Hobbs & Heilberg, PLC. Mr. Heilberg can call upon almost four decades of legal experience as he provides clients throughout the central part of the state with assistance in criminal defense and personal injury matters. Mr. Heilberg has tried cases before a jury on over 100 occasions. He has advocated on behalf of individuals facing charges including capital murder, driving under the influence and white-collar crimes such as embezzlement and fraud.

A 1975 graduate of Union College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in political science, Mr. Heilberg was awarded a Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1979 before being admitted to practice before all Virginia state courts. He was subsequently admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to entering private practice in 1982, Mr. Heilberg spent three years as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Rockingham County. He is frequently invited to deliver presentations on criminal law topics before groups of fellow professionals as well as college and law school students.

Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Heilberg has received an AV* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo and has been selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 – 2016. He is a former president and member of the board of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and he been an active participant in the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Heilberg handles cases in every state and federal court for a distance of approximately 60 miles in every direction around Charlottesville.

He most recently taught as adjunct faculty teaching Trial Advocacy at the Washington & Lee School of Law.

Review from AVVO

My case was difficult in all aspects. Because of the magnitude and the location, it was draining to say the least. I lived in Ohio but the case was in tried in Virginia. I didn’t know what I was going to do. I knew I was innocent but I needed a lawyer to believe I was innocent as well. My prayers were answered. I now had Mr. David Heilberg. He fought for me for over a year taking the time for travel and court appearances ensuring I had the best defense possible. While others took plea deals, I refused, which lead to my acquittal. This was a televised case with media, slander, and lies however I couldn’t have asked for a more qualified, dedicated lawyer to argue my case. My life is back on track and I pleased to say I owe that to Mr. Heilberg. Thank you for all that you have done!

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Leah E. Hernandez

Phone: (434) 979-5515
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• Marriage and Divorce
• Custody and Child Support
• Adoption
• Estate Planning
• Civil Litigation
• Prenuptial Agreements

Since her licensure in 2008, Ms. Hernandez has created a practice that focuses on divorce, post separation agreements, custody and visitation, child support, protective orders, adoption, petitions to be conservator and/or guardian, estate planning, civil litigation, traffic offenses and misdemeanor defense.
Ms. Hernandez is fluent in Spanish. La Sra. Hernandez habla español

Experience

2008 – 2010
Sole Practitioner- Leah Christen Eads, Esq., Attorney at Law

2010 – Present
Dygert, Wright, Hobbs and Heilberg, PLC.

Education

2008
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Liberty University School of Law

2005
Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia

Bar Admissions

Virginia Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Ralph E. Main, Jr.

Phone: (434) 979-5515

• Domestic relations
• Real Estate
• Small business formation
• General Civil Practice

MR. MAIN joined Dygert, Wright, Hobbs & Heilberg, PLC, in January 2016 in the capacity as “Of Counsel”. Mr. Main engages in general civil practice, including domestic relations, real estate (residential and commercial), landlord representation, small business formation and representation, estate planning, and general civil litigation in circuit and general district courts.

Experience

1973 – 1976
Chandler and Huff

1976 – 2012
Ralph E. Main, Jr. Attorney at Law

2012 – 2016
Boyle, Bain, Reback, Slayton & Kelsey, Of Counsel

2016 – Present
Dygert, Wright, Hobbs & Heilberg, PLC, Of Counsel

Education

1973
Juris Doctor, University of Virginia School of Law

1970
Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Virginia, 1973
United States District Court, Western District of Virginia