Phone: (804) 783-7285
Fax: (804) 783-7291
 

David Hearn is a member of Sands Anderson's Litigation Group.  An experienced courtroom lawyer with thirty matters tried to conclusion before juries in both state and federal courts, David concentrates his practice on providing litigation solutions for clients facing high-risk cases and significant financial exposure.  He routinely manages complex litigation, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death actions, and devotes a significant portion of his practice to commercial transportation and products liability claims.

David has represented a national retailer in defense of product liability claims following a highly publicized national product recall.  He has also defended product designers, manufacturers and distributors in litigated cases involving home medical devices, industrial equipment, household fixtures, maritime products and commercial vehicle components.  Over the last two decades, David has also successfully represented a variety of national commercial transportation companies, including intermodal, waste disposal and freight carriers, during the initial accident investigation phase, as well as mediation and trial. 

David received Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent peer rating, and appears in Virginia Business Magazine's listing of Virginia's "Legal Elite" for civil litigation.  He is a past Chair of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Product Liability and Automobile Liability Committees.

 

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Education

B.A., Roanoke College, 1991 magna cum laude
J.D., University of Richmond, 1994

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District
     of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

Law Clerk

The Honorable Richard H. Poff, Supreme Court of Virginia, 1994-1996

Professional Affiliations

  • City of Richmond Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys: Past Chair, Products Liability and Auto Liability Sections
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow)
 

■ Quick Facts

 


Education

B.A., Roanoke College, 1991 magna cum laude
J.D., University of Richmond, 1994

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District
     of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

Law Clerk

The Honorable Richard H. Poff, Supreme Court of Virginia, 1994-1996

Professional Affiliations

  • City of Richmond Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys: Past Chair, Products Liability and Auto Liability Sections
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow)