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Circuit Court Announces Commissioner of Accounts

Thursday, January 30, 2020  
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The Circuit Court hereby announces the selection of Anne M. Heishman as Commissioner of Accounts for the Circuit Court of Fairfax County. Ms. Heishman will take office on July 1, 2020 upon the retirement of current Commissioner of Accounts John H. Rust, Jr.  


Ms. Heishman is presently a partner at the law firm of Dingman Labowitz, P.C., with a practice focusing on guardianships, conservatorships, estate administration and contested fiduciary matters. She has also served for a number of years as a guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults, and appears regularly before the Northern Virginia Commissioners of Account and Circuit Courts on guardianship and fiduciary matters. Ms. Heishman is a 1995 graduate of James Madison University and a 2003 graduate of George Mason University School of Law.   She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael P. McWeeny in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County. In addition to her law practice, Ms. Heishman has lectured on issues related to divorce and incapacity and guardianship at continuing legal education seminars and has served as a facilitator for the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorney’s UnProgram. 

“I am gratified and honored by my selection as the next Commissioner of Accounts,” said Ms. Heishman.  “It is my great privilege to succeed Commissioner Rust, whose outstanding and dedicated efforts revitalized the office. I look forward to serving the Court and ensuring the efficient and proper handling of fiduciary matters.”


Mr. Rust was appointed Commissioner of Accounts on January 31, 2006 and has served in that position for the past 14 years. The judges of the Circuit Court of Fairfax County expressed their deep appreciation for Mr. Rust’s many years of dedicated and outstanding service to the Circuit Court and the people of Fairfax County. Chief Judge Bruce D. White said the following: “ Jack Rust has served the Court and our community with distinction and honor and although his frequent presence in the courthouse will be missed, we are confident that Ms. Heishman will uphold the high standard of integrity and service that Mr. Rust has shown during his years of service.”  Mr. Rust completes his service as Commissioner of Accounts on June 30, 2020.

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