Born in Providence, RI, grew up in Barrington ,RI and thereafter attended Eckerd College in St Petersburg,Fl, where he majored in political Science and Economics. He also played varsity baseball and pitched on the 1977 team that reached the finals of the Division II College World Series. He attended Stetson College of Law and graduated in 1982. Upon graduation he accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney in Pinellas County Florida, and continued in that position until 1997 when he entered private practice with the Clearwater, Fl law firm Tew, Zinober,Barnes, Zimmet & Unice. He remained their until 2001 when he joined as a partner in the firm, Zimmet, Unice, Salzman & Heyman, PA. In 2008, Mr Heyman founded The Heyman Law Firm, PA where he focuses his practice in Personal Injury and Criminal Trial Law.