James O. Heiting

Heiting & Irwin, a PLC

Santa Ana, California 92704


Accident, Eminent Domain, Equine Disputes, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Wrongful Death

The only past President of the State Bar of California ever elected from the Inland Empire, James Heiting handles civil litigation matters throughout California, recovering over $100 million for clients, dealing with wrongful death, serious injury, professional malpractice and transportation accidents. Also past President of Riverside’s County Bar, his firm has served the Inland Empire for over 40 years.

The managing partner of Heiting & Irwin has been practicing law since receiving his doctorate degree in law in 1976. Mr. Heiting is admitted to practice before all courts of the state, the federal courts, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the California and United States Supreme Courts.

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Mr. Heiting also served on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California, was a co-founder of the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court (training younger or less experienced members of the bar) and a charter member of the Inland Empire Federal Bar Association. He was president of the Other Bar (a statewide organization of judges and lawyers helping other lawyers and judges) 1991-1993, and a board member from 1988-2003 and again since 2006. He is or has been a member of multiple federal and state litigation, ethics, and trial associations. He is currently the American Bar Association west coast Commissioner appointed to the Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs, studying, evaluating, and providing oversight and support for programs in nine states.

Mr. Heiting has served in a variety of roles in Superior Court and the Federal District Court. He is also sought after as a privately requested and court appointed arbitrator and mediator in state courts and the California Court of Appeal. He has been an invited speaker, lecturer and panelist for the State Bar and a variety of legal and community organizations.

Emphasizing civil litigation in his career, Mr. Heiting represents clients throughout the State in bringing and/or defending a wide variety of claims. He is recognized as an extremely successful, tough and tenacious lawyer.

Mr. Heiting and his wife Cindy were married in 1971 and have three sons. They live in Riverside.

Heiting & Irwin Attorneys At Law began in 1976 out of a deep commitment to the fundamental values of the American justice system. In that spirit, we’ve dedicated ourselves to obtaining justice for each and every client.

Our cases come to us not only from judges and other attorneys who respect our work, but also from clients who personally experienced our dedication and triumphs. We’ve built an outstanding reputation by successfully advocating for those injured through the harmful negligence of individuals, government agencies, corporations, and others.

Our firm is headed by James Heiting, who was elected the President of the California State Bar, serving his term as President 2005-2006. Our attorneys sit on respected local, regional and statewide boards. They work hard to ensure that our clients’ rights are preserved and actively promote ethical values and professional behavior on the part of all California attorneys. We also have an accomplished support staff of legal assistants, interns, researchers and investigators–each of whom is dedicated to ensuring that justice is fairly serviced.

Our Commitment To You:

Direct Attorney Access
You’ll never have to worry about navigating layers of legal middlemen at Heiting & Irwin Attorneys At Law. You’ll always have direct access to the lawyer handling your case and your phone calls and e-mails will be returned as soon as possible.

Open Communication
We keep you informed of the progress of your case and will gladly answer any questions and address any concerns you have before, during or after your case. Our attorneys know how to listen.

Aggressive Advocacy. Compassionate Representation.
We will do everything we can under the law to win your case. But we want to insulate you as much as possible from the emotional, financial and personal stresses of the legal process. We consider it our responsibility–and our privilege–to advocate for you during what may be one of the most difficult times in your life.

Free Initial Consultation
Initial consultations are always free and can be handled in person, over the telephone, or by email. If you wonder if you have the basis for a case, contact us today. We can assess your case to determine your rights and if you are entitled to recourse under the law.

No Fee Unless We Collect
We operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing unless we win your case or reach an acceptable settlement. In many cases we advance all expenses required to win your case, and we have the experience to successfully litigate any type of personal injury case you may have.

5885 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506

P: 951-682-6400
F: 951-682-4072
E: [email protected]