Ronald Hedding

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Encino, CA

Hedding Law Firm
 | 16000 Ventura Blvd #1208, Encino, CA 91436
Phone: 866-986-2092
Fax: 818-986-5047
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ronald Hedding is a founding member and managing attorney at the Hedding Law Firm, which has offices in Los Angeles and Encino, California. Regarded as one of the leading criminal defense attorneys in Southern California, Mr. Hedding has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of clients throughout the region and all across the country who stand accused of serious criminal violations ranging from DUI to murder. He has also served as lead counsel for several high-profile, sensational criminal cases, earning recognition from numerous print, radio and television news outlets. Mr. Hedding specialzes in all type of of criminal defense issues, including domestic violence, federal crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, white collar crimes, juvenile crimes, bench warrants, among others. 

Equally effective at trial as well as during negotiations, Mr. Hedding always has his clients' rights and best interests at heart as he works tirelessly to help increase their chances of obtaining the most favorable outcome possible for their situations. A lawyer since 1993, he possesses an extensive amount of legal knowledge and experience, and he has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as the organization's Silver Client Champion award for his high ethical standards and exceptional legal abilities.

Among his other accolades, Mr. Hedding has received the Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year award from the Consumer Business Review for many consecutive years, and the American Society of Legal Advocates named him among the Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the country in 2013. In addition, the American Biographical Institute, USA, voted him Man of the Year and bestowed him with the Outstanding Professional Award in the Field of Criminal Defense in 2002.

Mr. Hedding also holds Superb client ratings on Avvo, and he won the 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys in 2014. Moreover, he is a life member of the National Registry of Who’s Who, and he helped secure a presidential pardon for one of his clients from the president of the United States.

A 1990 graduate of California State University, Northridge, Mr. Hedding obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of La Verne College of Law in 1993. Along with practicing before all of California's state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the Los Angeles County Superior Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.

A consummate professional, Mr. Hedding is an active member of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2005

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About Ronald Hedding

Admitted: 1994, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.la-criminaldefense.com/ronald-d-hedding-esq/

Honors/Awards:

  • Super Lawyers edition, Los Angeles Magazine
  • Life Member, National Registry of Who’s Who, 2000 – Present
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating, Avvo Rated - Ratings. Guidance. The Right Lawyers, 2010
  • Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year, Consumer Business Review, 2007
  • Ronald Hedding, Esq. featured in Los Angeles Times Magazine as Top Rated Attorney in Southern California. , Southern California Top Rated Attorney, Los Angeles Times , 2012
  • Outstanding Professional Award in the Field of Criminal Defense, American Biographical Institute, USA, 2002
  • AV® Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 2005-2010, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviews Rated for Ethical Standards & Legal Ability, 2010
  • Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year, Consumer Business Review, 2004
  • Ronald D. Hedding, Esq. named Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013
  • Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2005
  • Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year, Consumer Business Review, 1999
  • Criminal Defense Trial Attorney of the Year , Consumer Business Review, 2009
  • Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year, Consumer Business Review, 2003

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 1995 – Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 1999 – Present
  • America Bar Association, 1995 – Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1998 – Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 1994 – Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Superior Court for Los Angeles County
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer, Judicial Nomination Commissioner, State Bar of California

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Inglewood Superior Court - client charged with robbery. After successful litigation client avoids jail time and is given 200 hours of community service and is permitted to plea to a non strike receiving stolen property. 
  • San Fernando Superior Court - Client charged with burglary. Client facing prison time and loss of current and future employment. The Hedding Law Firm brought to light the client's impeccable record and all the facts and we were able to negotiate a simple trespass preserving the client's future record. The case was also set up to be expunged and wiped off client's record after 24 months.
  • Van Nuys Superior Court - Client was charged with a DUI after losing control of car flying through intersection and hitting a house causing $100,000 worth of damages to house. Client was facing jail time and serious punishment. After investigation, it was determined that client's blood alcohol level was not that high and the defense showed that something else interfered with client's ability to drive. The Hedding Law Firm got the matter reduced to a speed contest. No jail.
  • Valencia Superior Court - Client charged with 2nd DUI, had a high blood alcohol level. With the help of the Hedding Law Firm, client was able to avoid jail time and after the probationary period client will be able to get the matter expunged of his record. 
  • Downtown Bauchet Street Court - client charged with battery. Unable to accept battery based on immigration status and work related issues. Successfully negotiated a disturbing the peace charge which can be dismissed after a short probationary period. 
  • Lancaster Superior Court - client charged with possession for sales. Looking at minimum of 180 days. Client received no jail time and a straight possession conviction.
  • Van Nuys Superior Court - Client is facing third strike case (25 to life). Client had 2 old strikes at least 10 or more years old. Client charged with cultivation of marijuana. The Hedding Law Firm was able to negotiate a probationary deal and get both strikes stricken.
  • Glendale Superior Court - Client charged with DUI with accident. Client had a high blood alcohol level and was facing jail time. The Hedding Law Firm was able to negotiate the minimal punishment with a fine and alcohol program. No jail. 
  • HEDDING LAW FIRM CLIENT PARDONED BY GEORGE W. BUSH For his conviction in the United States Court for the Central District of California on an indictment for violation of Section 659, Title 18, United States Code, for which he was sentenced on February tenth, 1969, to six months' imprisonment, suspended, two years' probation, and a fine of two hundred dollars ($200). 
  • Pasadena Superior Court - six clients who were part of an alleged extortion were charged with murder of two men, attempted robbery, and conspiracy. After a nine day preliminary hearing granted by the judge, the charges were all dismissed against all of the clients. Client was a CHP officer charged with grand theft and other charges related to on duty behavior. Client had exemplary record with the CHP and no prior criminal record. The Hedding Law Firm was able to negotiate a misdemeanor which will eventually be expunged. Client had 2 prior strikes from the same incident. Client picked up new case for throwing bottle at moving car. Passengers were undercover cops. Client was facing third strike (25 to life). After much investigation, it was discovered that the undercover officers had acted inappropriately. The Hedding Law Firm got the charged reduced to a misdemeanor and the client avoided a third strike (25 to life) and state prison. Client got probationary sentence Client was charged with petty theft. Looking at loss of current job and loss of future employment because of theft related offense. After investigation and revealing clients impeccable record, the Hedding Law Firm was able to obtain a resolution of a diversion program where client was able to avoid any conviction or any bad future ramifications. Client was charged with failure to register as a sex offender. Facing prison. The Hedding Law Firm showed that it was not the client's intent to hide from law enforcement and that it was an oversight on part of client. Client gets warning and avoids jail time.
  • Beverly Hills Superior Court - client with charged with felony sex offense Penal Code section 288(a). After successful negotiation client receives no jail time, probation, and is permitted to plea to a non registerable offense.
  • Van Nuys Superior Court - Client was charged with a DUI causing accident. The Hedding Law Firm got on the case. Client was offered 90 days in jail due to the blood alcohol level and accident. The Hedding Law Firm gave the defense version of what happened. Client avoided jail time.
  • San Fernando Superior Court - Client charged with assault with a deadly weapon (baseball bat) and making terrorist threats. Client was facing multiple years in prison. After investigation and thorough cross examination, it was revealed that the victim was actually looking to burglarize a home in the area of occurrence and our client was simply protecting his home. The Hedding Law firm got the case reduced to a misdemeanor batter and client avoided jail time. 
  • San Fernando Superior Court - Client was charged with battery with great bodily injury which is a strike. Client facing state prison. When the preliminary hearing was conducted, all the fact came to light and the Hedding Law Firm was able to negotiate a misdemeanor battery. Client avoided prison time and was given CalTrans as a punishment.

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Office Location for Ronald Hedding

16000 Ventura Blvd #1208
Encino, CA 91436

Phone: 866-986-2092

Fax: 818-986-5047

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Last Updated: 5/23/2019

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