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Ronald Daniel Hedding

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Named Top Los Angeles Criminal Attorney by LA Times and named one of the Top 100 criminal defense attorneys in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association. We are the attorneys other lawyers hire to defend them.


I started my pursuit of law over 20 years ago.  I have worked for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, a Superior Court Judge (as a reseach attorney), and have been the guiding force behind the Hedding Law Firm since 1994. 


I truly enjoy practicing criminal defense.  It plays to my talents...I find I am at my best when I am fighting for a client's rights, reputation and freedom.  I have tried many cases over the years and have seen very few prosecutors that can match up to my legal abilities.  If you hire me as your attorney, I can say without a doubt that you will have an advocate that is more experienced, saavy and prepared than any prosecutor!


I encourage you to come and sit down with me and discuss your case.  I will educate you on how the system works and assist you in designing a plan that will address the specific issues surrounding your case.  I go to court everyday and advocate for my clients...I will not be backed down by a prosecutor who is being over zealous.  Call now and set up a free face to face consultation (818) 986-2092.




Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    22 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 15%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    22 years, 5 thousand cases
  4. Federal Crime: 5%
    22 years, 500 cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Valerie Lee Murphy

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hedding provides thoughtful, educated and experienced answers to the questions provided herein. Attorney Hedding provides a needed service by providing voluntary and free legal assistance to the individuals herein who are in need of immediate legal answers.


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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Hedding. Very experienced and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


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Contact info

Hedding Law Firm

16000 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA, 91436

Hedding Law Firm

121 N Maclay
San Fernando, CA, 91340



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
The Top 100 Criminal Defense lawyerThe American Society of Legal2013
Southern California Top Rated LawyersLos Angeles Times2012
Preeminent LawyerThe Bar Register2007
Criminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2007
Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2005
Criminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2004
Presidential PardonPresident of The United States2004
Criminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2003
Man of the YearAmerican Biographical Institute, USA2002
Outstanding Professional Award in the Field of Criminal DefenseAmerican Biographical Institute, USA2002
National Register of Who's WhoBetter Business Bureau2000
Criminal Defense Attorney of the YearN/A1999
Super Lawyers EditionLos Angeles TimesN/A
Distinguished Leadership AwardCriminal Law ABIN/A
AV® Preeminent RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Top 5% Attorneys in CaliforniaMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lead/Managing AttorneyHedding Law Firm1998 - Present
Invesitgated and Rated potential Judges for CaliforniaJNE Commissioner2000 - 2000
Litigation AttorneyState and Federal Courts1995 - 2013
DA AssistantLos Angeles County District Attorney's Office1994 - 1995
Research AttorneyLos Angeles Superior Court1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember1999 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1998 - Present
America Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1995 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Los Angeles Metro Dui CaseCharges Dismissed!
San Fernando CourtReleased!
Not Guilty in Murder CaseNot Guilty Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Valley Lawyer Magazine (SFVBA)When a Client Commits a Crime and Asks for Help2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of La Verne College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
California State University, NorthridgePolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Defending San Fernando Valley Casesheddinglawfirm.com2013
Defending DUI Casesacecriminalattorneys.com2013
Defending Criminal Casesla-criminaldefense.com2013
Defending Theft Casestheftattorneylosangeles.com2011
Defending Sex Crime Caseslosangelessexcrimeattorney.com2011
Defending a Dui ClinicThe Nuts and Bolts of Defending a Dui CaseN/A