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Chris Heavens started his legal career in 1991 working for a litigation law firm that primarily defended corporations and insurance companies. Chris quickly developed a reputation as a skilled and aggressive litigator, racking up defense verdicts in favor of the firm’s wealthy and powerful clients. While these courtroom victories increased the law firm’s profits through increased business, Chris was sometimes left with an empty feeling in having defeated working class people with whom he could personally identify. It was at this early stage in Chris’ career that he began to reexamine what he wanted his own legacy to be at the end of his career. When offered a lucrative partnership with his law firm after four years of practice, Chris declined the offer and started his own law firm representing plaintiffs. The personal satisfaction and worthwhile feeling Chris has derived from that decision cannot be measured. When you meet Chris, you will begin to understand why so many former clients refer their family members and friends to him.
Chris Heavens is rated AV Preeminent by the Martindale Hubbell legal directory. Less than 5% of attorneys in America have this highest rating. If you are in a legal situation where the result could impact you or your family for the rest of your life, it is advisable to retain an AV-rated attorney because the rating comes from anonymous surveys of attorneys and judges who have had personal experience with the attorney. This is no ballot box-stuffing rating system or an award that can be purchased online.
The great film director Frank Capra once said, “only the morally courageous are worthy of speaking to their fellow citizens for two hours while they sit in the dark.” Chris Heavens believes that same sentiment is true of attorneys. Only the morally courageous are worthy of the privilege of representing people in what is often the most important conflict that they will face in their lifetime. Chris Heavens has the kind of moral courage and fearlessness that cannot be learned in books. If you are looking for an intellectual warrior who takes winning your case as a matter of personal pride, call Chris Heavens.