James O. Heiting

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Riverside, CA

Heiting, Irwin & Ewaniszyk
 | 6216 Brockton Avenue, Suite 111
Riverside, CA 92506
Phone: 877-574-6074
Fax: 951-682-4072
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Eminent Domain (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney James O. Heiting is the managing partner at the law firm of Heiting & Irwin, a PLC, where he has served the people from Riverside and Orange County and those living throughout California's Inland Empire since 1978. At the firm, Mr. Heiting focuses his practice on ensuring the protection of the rights of injured victims and their families who have suffered needlessly due to the negligence of others by representing their interests in cases related to the following:

• Personal injury, including car, truck and motorcycle accidents, catastrophic injuries, and premises and product liability
• Wrongful death
• Medical malpractice
• Workers' compensation

Mr. Heiting began his legal career in 1976 after earning his law degree from Western State College of Law and his admission to The State Bar of California. In the nearly 40 years that have passed since Mr. Heiting began practicing law, he has earned a reputation as a dedicated client advocate.

Mr. Heiting's long record of success has led to a number of honors and awards from within the legal community. He holds a "Superb" rating from Avvo, and he has received an AV-Preeminent* peer -review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, he received the James H. Krieger Meritorious Service Award from the Riverside County Bar Association in 2009.  He is a member of the National Trial Lawyers (top 100 in nation) and recipient of the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys "Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award" for excellence in the field of personal injury.

As impressive as Mr. Heiting's honors are, his peers have honored him in other ways. Thanks to his leadership abilities, he is a former president of The State Bar of California, and he is the only member from the Inland Empire to ever serve in that capacity.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General
  • 10%Civil Litigation
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 10%Eminent Domain
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis


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Super Lawyers: 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2020

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About James Heiting

Admitted: 1976, California

Professional Webpage: http://heitingandirwin.com/meet-our-attorneys/james-otto-hei...


  • AV-Preeminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Avvo Top Contributor, 2015, 2017, AVVO
  • Avvo Rating, 10.0 Superb
  • Rated by Super Lawyers
  • Avvo Clients Choice, 2014
  • Inducted into Western State's Law School Hall of Fame

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • California
  • Inland Empire Federal Bar Association, Charter member
  • President of Riverside Count Bar Association 1995-1996 State Bar Board of Governors 2002-2006 President, State Bar of California 2005-2006  , 1995
  • State Bar of California, Past President
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court, Co-founder
  • American Bar Association west coast Commissioner, Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs; vice chair of within Health Law Section of the ABA; extensive involvement on local, state and national bar activities
  • Riverside's County Bar, Past President
  • State Bar of California, Board of Governors
  • The Other Bar, President: 1991 - 1993, board member: 1988 - 2003 and again since 2006

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of the boards(s) and leader of several non-profits

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author of chapter in A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top Personal Injury Attorneys in the United States, various articles and blogs.  Extensive lectures throughout the state and in other states and in Canada.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • World Championships in exhibiting Tennessee Walking Horses

Educational Background:

  • Member of the Western State College of Law Hall of Fame (graduated with Juris Doctor degree 1975)
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Office Location for James O. Heiting

6216 Brockton Avenue
Suite 111
Riverside, CA 92506

Phone: 877-574-6074

Fax: 951-682-4072

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Last Updated: 2/18/2020

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