David Hearn provides consultative litigation solutions for a diverse range of clients facing high-risk and significant financial exposure. A seasoned trial lawyer with an accomplished courtroom track record, David helps companies in the manufacturing, sales, service, insurance, and commercial transportation industries manage high-risk lawsuits with 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 brings his individual strengths as an experienced litigator to our collaborative community to support your success.
Before entering private practice, David served as a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Virginia. As a practicing attorney, David has represented clients in litigation throughout the mid-Atlantic region, including Virginia litigation stemming from the largest national product recall in history. David has also represented a national retailer in defense of product liability claims following a highly publicized national product recall and has 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 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 recognizes the critical importance of understanding every client’s needs and their goals in each case. Whether that means an effective courtroom defense or early case resolution strategies, David will partner with your business to intelligently and efficiently reach those goals.
Defended product designers, manufacturers, and distributors in litigated cases involving home, automotive, medical devices, industrial equipment, household fixtures, maritime products, and commercial vehicle components.
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.
Served as law clerk for the Honorable Richard H. Poff, Supreme Court of Virginia, 1994 – 1996.
Selected to the American Board of Trial Advocates
Selected as one of America's Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators by America's Top 100 LLC
Attained an AV® rating (highest possible rating) from Martindale-Hubbell
Selected for inclusion in Virginia Business Magazine's “Legal Elite” in Civil Litigation/Construction
"Virginia Super Lawyer®" for Product Liability Defense
"Virginia Super Lawyer®" for Personal Injury Defense
University of Richmond School of Law J.D. 1994
Roanoke College B.A. magna cum laude 1991
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
City of Richmond Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Federal Bar Association
Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow)
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Products Liability and Auto Liability Committees, Past Chair