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, having passed the bar exam in July 2017, to be sworn in on October 10, 2017. Aaron received his law degree from West Virginia University, and received his bachelor’s degree in economics with cum laude honors from Marshall University in 2013. Aaron is a West Virginia native who grew up in Hurricane, West Virginia. Aaron has worked for Chris Heavens since 2011 in a part time role, and since 2016 in a full-time role.
Aaron shares the common vision of Chris Heavens of justice for the little guy and of fighting for those who need it most. He prides himself on his ability to communicate with clients and with the public at large. Having been trained by Chris Heavens throughout his time at Heavens Law Firm, PLLC, Aaron is prepared to do whatever it takes to obtain a favorable verdict or settlement in the cases he assists with the firm. Aaron relies on experience he has gained from working for Chris Heavens, and from the time he spent during his final year of law school in the WVU Law legal clinic, where he provided legal assistance under supervision to low income and needy individuals around the community.