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John W. Heck, JD

Estate and Trust Planning Advisor

John W. Heck became a personal family lawyer because he has seen the consequences of failed estate planning in his immediate family. Through the long and difficult probate process, he realized that he needed to protect his loved ones, preserve his wealth, and ensure his legacy was a proud one.

Legacy Lawyers, PLLC, helps families, senior citizens, and blended/non-traditional couples in the Northern Virginia and D.C. area. As their guide, the firm shows clients how to navigate the maze of legal and financial decisions needed for a great estate plan. They understand that every family is unique, and they spend the time to get to know each client and their circumstances to ensure their legacy is preserved for generations.

The firm's focus is on foundational estate planning, Kids Protection Planning, and Elder Law, but they go far beyond the documents. Their purpose and calling is to educate, empower and inform so clients can make the best decisions that result in the outcome they want. They have the tools to create a path for clients should they choose to walk it with the firm.

John graduated from American University, Washington College of Law, and is licensed in Virginia, D.C., Georgia and New Jersey. He is a retired Air Force Military Officer (Colonel) and Aviator, and brings a lifetime of experience in working through the impossible to get results. He has been a Secretary of Defense Executive Fellow, the Chief of Strategy for the Air Force Reserve, worked closely with senior leaders, and brings a broad perspective that makes him, the firm's team, and their law firm different from other estate planners that only provide documents and view clients as just another transaction.

John is a co-chair of the Wills, Trusts and Estate Section of the Fairfax County Bar Association, is active in his local church, and provides educational workshops at no cost to local communities.

And, most importantly, John is a husband to his wife Amse, and father of three wonderful children: EV, Caroline, and Henry.


Bachelor of Science, Astronautical Engineering
Master of International Management
Juris Doctor, Law

Certifications and Licenses

Airline Transport Pilot
Admitted to the bar in: VA, NJ, GA & DC

Disclosure: John is not an employee of Renew Wealth Management. Renew Wealth Management isn’t paid any referral fees or soft dollar arrangements as a result of this relationship. Working with him is purely voluntary and isn’t required as part of working with Renew Wealth Management.