Heiting, James Otto
Address: 5885 Brockton Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506
Lawyer Firm: Heiting & Irwin, Attorneys at Law
|Areas of Practice||Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff, Nursing Home, Personal Injury — Plaintiff, Probate & Estate Administration, Products Liability Law, Professional Malpractice Law, Trusts, Wills, Workers’ Compensation Law|
Named a Southern California “Super Lawyer”, “Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Law” (American Lawyer Magazine 2014), “One of the top 100 trial attorneys in the nation” (National Trial Lawyers Association), James Heiting is an exceptional lawyer, even serving as President of the entire State Bar of California (over 200,000 lawyers). With numerous accolades from peers, judges and clients (“Superb” – AVVO lawyer rating service; “Preeminent, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell National Lawyer Rating Service), and a member of his law schools’ Hall of Fame; he and his firm have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients and have been representing clients for over 40 years.
Described as the “Best of the Best”(Inland Empire Magazine), James “Jim” Heiting and his firm, Heiting & Irwin, specialize in representing clients victimized by serious injuries, wrongful death, negligence, and serious accidents. Many times he is called on in a variety other areas of the law such as eminent domain, contracts and agency, as well.
Mr. Heiting also serves in various roles in Superior Court, the Court of Appeal, and the Federal District Court, often acting in fact-finding capacities and as a mediator or arbitrator; and he has been an invited speaker, lecturer, faculty member, and panelist for the State Bar, the American Bar Association, and a variety of universities and legal community organizations. He is a contributing author to articles and books, recently invited, as one of the top attorneys in the U.S., to author a chapter in the book, A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top Personal Injury Attorneys in the United States.
Admitted to practice before all California state and federal courts, and the California and United States Supreme Courts, Mr. Heiting spent several years on the Board of Governors of the State Bar, was co-founder of the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court (training less experienced members of the bar), and was a charter member of the Inland Empire Federal Bar Association. He is a past president of the Riverside County Bar Association and The Other Bar (a statewide organization of judges and lawyers helping other lawyers and judges). A member of several local, statewide and national bar associations, and multiple federal and state litigation, ethics, and trial associations, Mr. Heiting was also appointed by consecutive presidents of the American Bar Association (ABA) to be the West Coast Commissioner of the Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs, responsible for studying, evaluating, and providing oversight and support for programs in nine states. He continues to serve as a vice chair in the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Heiting is the recipient of the highest honors bestowed in two regional bar associations: the James H. Krieger Meritorious Service Award (Riverside County Bar Association), and the Florentino Garza Fortitude Award (San Bernardino County Bar Association).
Mr. Heiting’s dedication goes beyond the law. He is a board member of several service, non-profit, and community organizations and is the current president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Association of California. He also serves on boards of international equine and law-related organizations.
Mr. Heiting is well-known as a very successful, tough, and tenacious advocate and lawyer, always dedicated to the best interests of his clients, even long after their cases are over.
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