Chad A. Heald has been practicing law in Delaware, Ohio for 10 years. A lifelong resident of Delaware, Chad is a graduate of Delaware Hayes High School. Upon graduation, Chad attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he studied Anthropology and History, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1998. While at Carnegie Mellon, Chad was a four year starter on Carnegie Mellon’s football team, was named captain as a Senior, and was named All Conference during his Junior and Senior seasons and First Team All Region during his Senior Year. Chad was recently named to Carnegie Mellon’s University Athletic Association 25th Anniversary Team. While at Carnegie Mellon, Chad also was the recipient of the University’s Senior Leadership Award. Upon graduation from Carnegie Mellon, Chad attended The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. While at Ohio State, Chad was a Managing Editor of the Ohio State University College of Law’s Journal on Dispute Resolution and was active in the clinical practicum programs offered by the University. Chad graduated with a Juris Doctorate with a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2002.
Chad started his legal career in 2002 with his father, Tony, Robert Gordin and O. Ross Long, and has worked with Logan K. Philipps since 2010. Chad’s practice is focused on the areas of criminal defense and domestic relations. Chad has extensive trial experience, having represented clients in all levels of felony and misdemeanor cases. Chad also has significant experience representing individuals during divorces, dissolutions and custody disputes.
Chad is actively involved in numerous community organizations and believes community service is vital for those in the legal community. He has served in the past as President of the Liberty Community Center Board of Directors, Vice-President of Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County Board of Directors, and was a member of the Steering and Advisory Committee for the Delaware Training and Community Center. Presently, Chad is Vice President of the Ecumenical Youth Council, is a member of the Advisory Board of the Delaware YMCA, and is a community participant in the Education Council of the Delaware City Schools. In 2011, Chad was presented with the 2012 Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under.
Chad is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Delaware County Bar Association, the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers