|Timothy J. Heaphy|
|United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia|
December 2009 – January 1, 2015
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||John L. Brownlee|
|Succeeded by||Anthony P. Giorno|
|Born||1964 (age 52–53)
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Virginia (B.A.)
University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.)
Education and early career
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.
In 2003, Heaphy joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in The Western District of Virginia based in Charlottesville, Virginia. After three years, Heaphy returned to private practice, serving as a partner with the law firm of McGuireWoods. In 2009, Heaphy was nominated by President Barack Obama and became the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia on December 11, 2009.
Return to private practice
In 2016, Heaphy founded a nonprofit organization which will provide low interest loans to formerly incarcerated persons - The Fountain Fund. Heaphy assembled a Board of Directors, pursued tax-exempt status, and raised capital to establish this new organization. The Fountain Fund aims to identify formerly incarcerated people with actual or viable job prospects, provide them with low-interest loans to be used to repay court-imposed debt, purchase job-related clothing or equipment, or start small businesses. The Fund will also provide peer support and basic financial literacy training to loan recipients. The Fund operates in Charlottesville, Virginia and aims to expand to other locations in the future. www.fountainfund.org.
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- Timothy J. Heaphy, United States Attorney, Office of the United States Attorneys, U.S. Department of Justice