Anne M. Heishman was appointed Commissioner of Accounts for the 19th Judicial Circuit on July 1, 2020. Ms. Heishman began her legal career in 2003 as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael P. McWeeny of the Fairfax County Circuit Court. She worked as a domestic relations attorney for several years before turning her focus to elder law matters. From 2008 through 2020, her legal practice concentrated on guardianship, conservatorship, estate and trust administration, and contested fiduciary matters. Ms. Heishman also served as a Guardian ad Litem for incapacitated adults. She has extensive courtroom experience, focused primarily on guardianship and fiduciary litigation.
In addition to her law practice, Ms. Heishman has been a lecturer and panel participant for seminars presented by the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, , and the Fairfax Bar Association. She was an adjunct professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School (George Mason University), teaching Legal Research and Writing to first and second year law students. Ms. Heishman served as a member of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary District Committee for several years. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Fairfax Bar Association.
Ms. Heishman has received an “AV Preeminent” Rating from Martindale-Hubble. She has been recognized as a top Elder Law attorney by Washingtonian magazine (2015, 2017, 2018), Northern Virginia magazine (2011, 2015, 2016), Virginia Business magazine (2013, 2015, 2019) and Arlington Magazine (2019).
Ms. Heishman received her B.A. from James Madison University in 1995 and graduated from the Antonin Scalia School of Law (George Mason University), cum laude, in 2003.