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President of the State Bar of California 2005-2006 (over 200,000 lawyers), named a Superlawyer with the highest of peer and client ratings, focus on personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout career, founder and member of many organizations that train other lawyers and assist other lawyers and judges in the law.

The Reader's Digest did a story on this man and his family in 1996 relative to his recovery from alcoholism, his struggles (including his family and discipline with the Sate Bar that he later lead as its President), and his rise from the ashes.

He became a lawyer to help and serve others.  It is a deep personal commitment to each and every client.  He is also deeply committed to serving his community and fellow human beings in a variety of ways in the law and personally.

He has been married to his wife for over 37 years, and they have 3 adult children.



Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    39 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    39 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Brain Injury: 20%
    39 years
  4. Birth Injury: 10%
    39 years, 1.5 thousand cases



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Contact info

5885 Brockton Ave
Riverside, CA, 92506



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline, probation, with no actual suspension
    issued in CA, 1988


    This sanction means the attorney had a suspension placed on hold (and ultimately removed) by complying with certain requirements.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
James H. Krieger Meritorious Service AwardRiverside County Bar Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHeiting & Irwin, a PLC1978 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaPresident2005 - 2006
State Bar of CaliforniaBoard of Governors2002 - 2006
Riverside County Bar AssociationPresident1996 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fresno intersection accidentWe were victorious on liability and settled the case soon after the jury came back with the liability verdict.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Physicians Reimbursement Risk ManagementGood Communication Can Reduce Lawsuits2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Western State UniversityN/AUndergraduateN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Multiple conferences and events: local, state and nationalMedical Malpractice, Injury Claims and Litigation, Trial Practice, Chemical Dependency2009