Tim Heaphy

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Timothy J. Heaphy
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United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia
Assumed office
December 2009
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by John L. Brownlee
Personal details
Born 1964
New Haven, Connecticut
Alma mater University of Virginia (B.A.)
University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.)

Tim Heaphy (born 1964) is a white-collar criminal defense attorney, law professor and a former United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia.

Education and early career[edit]

Heaphy was raised in a Maryland suburb of Washington D.C. He attended college at The University of Virginia where he played football. He is married to Lori Shinseki, daughter of General Eric Shinseki.

Graduating from UVA in 1986, Heaphy taught at a private school for a year and then joined the staff of Senator Joe Biden (D-Del.) He returned to Charlottesville, Virginia in 1988 to attend law school, graduating in 1991.

After a judicial clerkship with District of Columbia Court of Appeals Judge John A. Terry, Heaphy joined the law firm of Morrison Foerster in San Francisco.

Federal career[edit]

Following a two-year stint at Morrison & Foerster, Heaphy joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C.

In 2003, Heaphy joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in The Western District of Virginia based in Charlottesville, Virginia.[citation needed] Heaphy became the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia on December 11, 2009.[1]

Private practice[edit]

He left the USA office in December 2014 to join Hunton & Williams.[2]


In 2003, The National Law Journal named Heaphy one of its 40 Important Lawyers Under 40.[3]


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Vozzella, Laura (November 25, 2014). "Timothy Heaphy, U.S. Attorney in Virginia, steps down". Washington Post. Retrieved January 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ 40 Under 40: A Look at Some of the Most Important Young Litigators in America. The National Law Journal July 29, 2002.


  • Movers. The National Law Journal February 6, 2006
  • Jen McCaffrey, Federal Jury Spares Convicted Killer’s Life in Double-Murder Case, The Roanoke Times, February 18, 2005.
  • Jim Keary. "'Slasher' is sentenced; Robber terrorized residents on Hill", The Washington Times, December 17, 1997.

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