Timothy J. Heaphy

  • Lecturer

Tim Heaphy serves as the University counsel for UVA.

Before taking that position, Heaphy was a partner with Hunton Andrews Kurth. In 2017, he authored a report, commissionsed by the City of Charlottesville, on the city's handling of the events surrounding the Unite the Right rally on Aug. 11-12, 2017.

He served as the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia from 2009-14. His previous experience included clerking for Judge John A. Terry of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and working for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. He was named to the National Law Journal's 40 important lawyers under 40 list in 2003. In 2016, Heaphy founded a nonprofit organization, the Fountain Fund, which provides low-interest loans to formerly incarcerated people.


  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A.
    University of Virginia

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