Christopher Joseph Heavens

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  • Managing Partner at Heavens Law Offices
  • Charleston, WV 25311
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    4.6/5.0 (43)
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    100% Recommended (11)
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Areas of Practice (111)

  • Insurance Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Boating Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Fire Loss
  • Insurance Adjuster Liability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Elder Abuse
  • Civil Rights
  • Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Fraud and Deceit
  • Labor and Employment
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Employment Law
  • Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Medication Errors
  • Medical Negligence
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Nursing Liability
  • Obstetric Malpractice
  • Oncology Law
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Mesothelioma
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Occupational Injuries
  • OSHA
  • Privacy Law
  • Products Liability
  • Chemical Explosions
  • Chemical Products Liability
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Explosions
  • Gas Explosions
  • Heavy Equipment Products Liability
  • Industrial Products Liability
  • Manufacturers Liability
  • Product Defects
  • Product Failure
  • Product Recall
  • Product Safety
  • Product Warning Labels
  • Tire Defect Litigation
  • Tire/Rim Mismatch
  • Vehicle Rollovers
  • Property Damage
  • Liver Damage
  • Kidney Failure
  • Lung Cancer
  • Railroad Law
  • Railroad Accidents and Injuries
  • Railroad Crossing Accidents
  • Railroad Liability
  • Railroad Litigation
  • Torts
  • Zicam
  • Chiropractors Malpractice
  • Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Gynecology Malpractice
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Optometric Malpractice
  • Orthopedic Malpractice
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Personal Injury Appeals
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • AIDS Litigation
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Dog Bites
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Rental Vehicle Litigation
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Wrongful Death
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Unintended Acceleration
  • Whiplash
  • Car Accidents
  • Maritime Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Hazardous Products
  • Black Lung
  • Social Security Law
  • Social Security Disability
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Dangerous Drugs
  • Securities Fraud
  • Consumer Fraud

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
St. Joseph's University, B.A., 1988
Law School Attended:
West Virginia University, J.D., 1991
Year of First admission:
1991
Admission:
1991, West Virginia and U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia; 1992, Pennsylvania; 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1997, U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia; 1999, Kentucky; 2005, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
ISLN:
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Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (43)
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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 01/12/15 in Civil Practice on 01/12/15

    To say that Chris Heavens is a zealous advocate is an understatement. He works very hard and is incredibly diligent, always thoroughly prepared, whether it's a hearing, t...

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    To say that Chris Heavens is a zealous advocate is an understatement. He works very hard and is incredibly diligent, always thoroughly prepared, whether it's a hearing, trial, deposition or just a meeting. He has a deep passion for the practice of law and cares about his clients. Perhaps his most noteworthy attribute is his insight. He has an uncanny ability to breakdown the facts of a case and frame the legal issues from both perspectives to determine the merits of a case and how to proceed.

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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/12/15 in Personal Injury on 01/12/15

    Chris is a great attorney.

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    Chris is a great attorney.

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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 01/08/15 in Personal Injury on 01/08/15

    Chris is one of the finest lawyers I've had an opportunity to work with. He is a skilled, savvy and professional lawyer. He is very respected in his field, and that res...

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    Chris is one of the finest lawyers I've had an opportunity to work with. He is a skilled, savvy and professional lawyer. He is very respected in his field, and that respect is well deserved based on the manner in which he conducts himself and the results he obtains for his clients.

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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 01/02/15 in Personal Injury on 01/02/15

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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/31/14 in Litigation on 12/31/14

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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 12/30/14 in Personal Injury on 12/30/14

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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 by a Member on 12/30/14 in Civil Litigation on 12/30/14

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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 12/30/14 in Personal Injury on 12/30/14

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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 12/29/14 in Civil Litigation on 12/29/14

    I am defense counsel and have had the pleasure of working with Chris as opposing counsel representing plaintiffs. Chris is always fair, direct, responsive and honest, tr...

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    I am defense counsel and have had the pleasure of working with Chris as opposing counsel representing plaintiffs. Chris is always fair, direct, responsive and honest, traits that are much desired in this business and which make all of our jobs easier. Chris is also a knowledgeable and very skilled attorney and deserves recognition for his lawyering aptitude as well. Overall, my experience with Chris has been exceptional.

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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 12/29/14 in Litigation on 12/29/14

    Mr. Heavens is an excellent lawyer. I have worked both with him and against him and find him to be an ethical, strong advocate for his clients.

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    Mr. Heavens is an excellent lawyer. I have worked both with him and against him and find him to be an ethical, strong advocate for his clients.

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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (11)
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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 on 07/06/16 on 07/06/16

    This was my first need for a personal injury attorney. I found Chris Heavens from WV lawyers listed on the internet. Hiring him was a wise choice on my part.{newline}Chri...

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    This was my first need for a personal injury attorney. I found Chris Heavens from WV lawyers listed on the internet. Hiring him was a wise choice on my part.{newline}Chris stands out in his field. He is reliable, honest, personable and of genuine character. {newline}He got the job done in a reasonable amount of time with a positive out come.{newline}Chris Heavens is just a call away and you can't go wrong with the professional touch & intelligence of this good man.

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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 on 05/23/16 on 05/23/16

    Chris Heavens greeted us with a smile and immediately made us feel relaxed and welcome at his law firm. He was extremely thorough and very professional. He gave us his fu...

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    Chris Heavens greeted us with a smile and immediately made us feel relaxed and welcome at his law firm. He was extremely thorough and very professional. He gave us his full attention and made sure we had included every detail in completing our wills. He offered excellent advice. I highly recommend Chris Heavens' services for any legal matter and would not hesitate to work with him again.

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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 on 05/18/16 on 05/18/16

    Our experience with Mr. Heavens was very positive. His dedication to servicing his clients is one of his best traits. When providing legal service, he is very knowledgeab...

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    Our experience with Mr. Heavens was very positive. His dedication to servicing his clients is one of his best traits. When providing legal service, he is very knowledgeable and professional. He works well with his staff to provide you the best service. For us, he provided peace of mind by guiding us with the best legal advice.

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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 on 12/23/14 on 12/23/14

    Chris Heavens & his staff were very professional & courteous. Chris met with me quickly & from the moment I met Mr. Heavens, I knew he would be the best choice to represe...

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    Chris Heavens & his staff were very professional & courteous. Chris met with me quickly & from the moment I met Mr. Heavens, I knew he would be the best choice to represent my case. He was honest about what to expect & kept me informed throughout the entire process. I was pleased with the turn around time that Mr. Heavens provided in regards to settling my case. Mr. Heavens has also kept in touch just to say hello from time to time. Chris Heavens' Law Firm would be a great choice for any case.

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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 on 12/22/14 on 12/22/14

    He was well prepared with my case, willing to go to trial, and got the maximum value for my case in mediation.

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    He was well prepared with my case, willing to go to trial, and got the maximum value for my case in mediation.

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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 on 12/22/14 on 12/22/14

    He is very helpful. He always takes the time to hear what my concerns are. I feel like he knows me and is not just working for me and is trying to help. Him and his empl...

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    He is very helpful. He always takes the time to hear what my concerns are. I feel like he knows me and is not just working for me and is trying to help. Him and his employees are very compassionate and always takes time out to listen. I feel he has always done a fantastic job in representing me.

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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 on 12/22/14 on 12/22/14

    he's on your side

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    he's on your side

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  • Christopher Joseph Heavens

    5.0/5.0 on 12/22/14 on 12/22/14

    Chris is a great attorney that worked hard on my case and fought for my rights. As a result I was vindicated and awarded a cash settlement. I would recommend Chris to an...

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    Chris is a great attorney that worked hard on my case and fought for my rights. As a result I was vindicated and awarded a cash settlement. I would recommend Chris to anyone in the need of a hard working, and effective attorney

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    5.0/5.0 on 12/22/14 on 12/22/14

    Chris was very good at what he dose an took exlient care of me an my family

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    Chris was very good at what he dose an took exlient care of me an my family

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    5.0/5.0 on 12/22/14 on 12/22/14

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