Chris Heavens is the founding partner of Heavens Law Firm, a full-service firm that focuses primarily on personal injury law. A Philadelphia native and Morgantown graduate, Mr. Heavens continues to serve the Pennsylvania and West Virginia communities by defending the rights of victims injured by negligence. His practice is dedicated to finding justice for individuals and families who have suffered harm caused by car accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, and product liability. Mr. Heavens is a tireless advocate who ensures that all his clients receive around-the-clock service to meet their individual needs.
Raised in an Irish American family, Mr. Heavens learned the importance of honesty and humility. He breaks down complex legal issues for every client to understand and treats them with dignity and respect. With Mr. Heavens, clients receive top-notch representation and quality service. Grateful for his own family and upbringing, Mr. Heavens understands that injuries do not only affect victims; the financial and emotional security of others is also at stake. That is why he is dedicated to getting clients back on their feet and securing a better life for their families. The mission of Heavens Law Firm is to protect the rights of injured victims and families and help them obtain the compensation they deserve.
Equally comfortable in the courtroom and settlement negotiations, Mr. Heavens devotes his time to achieving the best outcome possible in every case. His trial experience and negotiation strategies have earned him a loyal following in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Clients swear by Mr. Heaven’s professionalism, diligence, and commitment to service. He is respected by judges and colleagues alike. With accolades from the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Heavens brings a combination of skill and service to the legal community. Glowing client testimonials emphasize Mr. Heaven’s commitment to the practice of law.
Mr. Heavens has achieved favorable outcomes for clients in cases involving hazardous products, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death. He is also versed in the intricacies of employment law, helping victims of wrongful termination and sexual harassment recover the compensation they deserve. Mr. Heavens’ successful track record demonstrates his passion for justice and protecting the rights of the injured. He works closely with investigators and highly-trained staff to thoroughly investigate every case and present the evidence in the most persuasive light. Mr. Heavens’ tailor-made strategies have resulted in substantial verdicts and settlements for his clients.
Mr. Heavens received his B.A. from St. Joseph’s University and his J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law. Before founding Heavens Law Firm, Mr. Heavens gained invaluable experience handling personal injury and death cases for insurance companies and corporations. He is admitted to practice in all the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Mr. Heavens is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Heavens Law Firm is ranked as one of the best firms by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Mr. Heavens has had several cases published in the West Virginia Appellate Reports.
Chris Heavens’ reported cases include: Kapourales v. Summit Corp. , 423 S.E.2d 641 (W.Va. 1992); Harrison v. Town of Eleanor , 447 S.E.2d 546 (W.Va. 1994); Frazier v. Pioneer Chevrolet-Cadillac , 452 S.E.2d 926 (W.Va. 1994); Yarnevic v. Brinks, Inc. 102 F.3d 753 (4th Cir. 1996); United States v. Charles , 107 F.3d 248 (4th Cir. 1997); West Virginia Fire and Casualty Co. v. David Mathews et al, 543 S.E. 2d 664 (W.Va. 2000) WV Case No. 27711 (2000); Hawkins v. Ford Motor Co. , 211 W.Va 1187 566 S.E.2d 624 (2002) WV Case No. 30357 (2002); Drake v. Snider , et al 216 W.Va. 514 608 S.E.2d 191 (W.Va. 2004); State of W. Va. ex Rel Nancy Vedder v. Hon. Paul Zakaib Jr. , et al. 217 W. Va. 528, 518 S.E.2d 537 (W. Va. 2005).
Aaron Kidd is an associate for Heavens Law Firm, PLLC. Mr. Kidd received his law degree from West Virginia University College of Law, and received his bachelor’s degree in economics with cum laude honors from Marshall University in 2013, where he was a Promise Scholar and Presidential Scholar. Mr. Kidd is a West Virginia native who grew up in Hurricane, West Virginia. He is a first-generation lawyer in his family. He has been active in West Virginia politics from his time as the Chairman of the West Virginia Federation of College Republicans throughout his undergraduate career, where he was able to travel all across the country for board meetings for the CRNC, and to Israel in 2011 for the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He and his brother, Andrew Kidd, play bluegrass music as the Kidd Brothers Bluegrass Band:https://www.youtube.com/user/wvfisherguy. Andrew has worked as law clerk at our firm, and is a current student at WVU College of Law.
Aaron Kidd started out cutting grass at Heavens Law Firm while attending college at Marshall. During this time, he developed a close relationship with firm founder, Chris Heavens, and all our staff. That relationship evolved to a point where Mr. Kidd began to work as a law clerk for the firm, and eventually decided on a career in law. During his time at WVU Law, Mr. Kidd worked in the WVU Legal Clinic during his 3L year, helping the poor and disenfranchised who could not afford to pay for legal counsel. He spent summers off from WVU Law working for our firm and growing in his role as an astute legal scholar and excellent facilitator of improved client relations. Mr. Kidd brings to our law firm the kind of human decency and thoughtfulness that is often lacking in today’s legal profession.
Mr. Kidd’s scholarly achievements are matched by his ability to relate to the poor and middle-class people whose causes our firm often champions. If you feel intimidated or stressed by the legal system, or by a problem that may require a lawyer, you will find that Mr. Kidd is the kind of man who you can talk to as you would a friend or neighbor. Mr. Kidd reflects where we have been and where we are going as a law firm. If you are curious about where we have been, please review the client testimonials on this website.