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Ronald Daniel Hedding

Criminal defense Attorney at Encino, CA

5.0   188 reviews
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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%

    30 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Domestic violence
    15%

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%

    30 years, 5,000 cases

  4. Drug Crime
    6%

  5. Sex crime
    5%

    30 years, 500 cases

  6. Federal crime
    4%

    30 years, 500 cases

"I AM THE ATTORNEY OTHER LAWYERS HIRE TO DEFEND THEM!" MY FIRM HAS 75+ YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE.

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 almost 30 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 and 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.

 

 

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2010
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 10 ...
Top Contributor 2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2012
Top Contributor
2019 2018 2017 + 4 ...

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Location

Hedding Law Firm
16000 Ventura Blvd
#1208
Encino, CA, 91436
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2049 Century Park E #2525
Los Angeles, CA, 90067
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121 N Maclay
San Fernando, CA, 91340
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14507 Sylvan Street
Van Nuys, CA, 91411
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Reviews

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  188 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Dave | April 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Job!
We hired Ron for my son who was facing serious jail time on a 3 strike case. I interviewed a lot of lawyers and decided to go with Ron and prayed we made the right decision. Well, we are so grateful we did because not only did my son not get ANY jail time he helped him get into a drug program he so desperately needed! Ron always returned our phone calls and kept us up to date on what was going on. The process was long and scary and Ron kept us from losing are minds, always reassuring us that if we stayed patient good things will happen! The outcome was better than anything we could have ever dreamed of! Thanks again Ron!
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Posted by Wyatt | April 4, 2024
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Felony Gun Charge Dismissed & 1 Year Probation for Misdemeanor Gun Charge
I had a case with 2 charges: 1 Count Felony Transportation of a Firearm & 1 Count Misdemeanor Concealment of a Firearm. Mr Fleming got my felony dismissed and a year probation for my misdemeanor. Mr Fleming was very professional and made me feel confident about my case. I had a previous lawyer on the case and I’m pretty sure if didn’t get Ron on it I would have faced possible Jail time. His communication is excellent! Would definetly recommend him and his experience. Amazing outcome and top quality service.
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Posted by Alberto | March 18, 2024
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Ron was exceptional
He was very professional, confident and communicative. I was genuinely worried for what would happen as I have never been any situation like the one I found myself in. He helped clear my mind of doubt, and ultimately delivered in his performance. I got a felony charges reduced to a misdemeanor which I can then expunge from my record once I have completed certain requirements. I’m extremely thankful for Ron and his legal prowess. Anyone who might find themselves in an undesirable situation in which he specializes, should contact him if they want the best possible outcome!
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Posted by Greg | January 29, 2024
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Case Dismissed
Excellent attorny. Got my brothers case dismissed. Courteous and professional. I definitely recommend this attorney.
Posted by Richard | December 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Atty Ron Hedding is a formidable defender
My case was complicated and involved many vague, obscure details. I was falsely accused. The DA charged me that would put in jail for at least 10 years. It was a trial by jury. Atty Ron Hedding spent countless hours looking at my case from every possible angle. He came up with a strategy that did not let the opposition dominate the battle in the courthouse. He was always ready, always defending. Atty Hedding would not rest his case until he wins. I recommend him to anybody that needs a defense lawyer they can really count on.
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Posted by dave | December 14, 2023
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Mr. Hedding delivers!
Hiring Mr. Ronald Hedding was the best decision I made. He handled our case very well, and I was extremely pleased. Highly recommended. He is the best criminal defense attorney in California!
Posted by Taniqueka Harris | July 12, 2023
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Best lawyer
I was charged with two crimes one pc211 and a attempted murder. Neither crime did I commit I hired Mr Hedding and put all my trust and faith into him. Communication was always there even if he didn’t get rite back to me he responded when he was free. I was facing two felony charges today we had a victory both charges were dismissed and I remain free with a clean record thank you again for your work Mr Hedding. I recommend him for anyone who needs a hard working attorney who knows the courts and the system.
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Posted by stephanie | April 16, 2023
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Best Lawyer!!
Attorney Hedding is the ONE if you’re looking for someone who will stay on top of your case and get you the best outcome if you’re facing any troubles!!! He always made sure to update me on my brother’s case and always responded to my messages and any questions I had. He went to visit my brother in jail as requested and was very patient. He made sure his client always knew what was going on with his case. My family & I are so grateful to have met attorney Hedding. He was able to get a good deal on the case. We are so happy the results!
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Posted by Kathy | April 15, 2023
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Hard working attorney
We hired Ron after the Public Defender couldn’t negotiate a deal better than 6 years. Toughest DA. Ron was able to get my son a joint sentence with only a couple of months in the Start program. He worked very hard on this case and knows what he’s doing.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
10/10
Ronald answered every question I had. I didn’t have too much money for a lawyer and I was worried if I didn’t pay 10s of thousands of dollars I wouldn’t get a good lawyer. Then I found Ronald and felt confident he could do everything I needed done, for a very reasonable price, even though my case was a felony case and a very serious one. If you need a lawyer and are worried about money look no further Ronald is worth every penny!
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Posted by Zack | March 28, 2023
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Ron is THE MAN who gets your case solved!
I had been set up and framed by corrupt Burbank PD officers who lied all over the police report. My first awful attorneys office (David Chesley NEVER USE THEM) assigned a good lawyer who believed in my case but fired her when it took too long to resolve and tried to railroad me into a terrible plea bargain. It took 3 years to resolve my case, and once Ron took it over it was done in almost 2 appearances. His handling of the case was so amazing that even with Chesleys office trying to sabotage my case by not sharing video footage and evidence with a Ron, he still managed to own Burbank so hard that MY PROSECUTOR DIDN'T EVE SHOW UP FOR COURT!! Thank you so much Ron you saved me, you and Wendy are the first lawyers iv met that I feel actually care about the outcome of their clients case and not just the profit margin! Speaking of which Ron's incredibly fair with his pricing, if you need to beat your case Ron will fight city hall and corrupt PDs with 100% effort! If any of my friends or family need help fighting a case, it'll always be Ron who I send them to.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2022
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Outstanding Attorney
When you are looking for an attorney who knows the legal system, how to navigate through tough situations, and is right there for his clients, guide them smoothly through all the steps in their case and gets excellent results, Mr. Ron Hedding is the attorney to call. I retained Mr. Hedding in my legal case, I was scared and worried about what the outcome of my case was going to be. A call to Mr. Hedding was the right call to make, he was very professional, explained how the legal process was working in a case like mine. Mr. Hedding worked out a deal for me that involved no criminal charges. I highly recommend Mr. Hedding as an attorney.
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Posted by Adrian | October 10, 2022
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Nightmare party
In December 2019, I went to a party with a friend, which ended badly for me. As the night progressed, one of the party's guests got aggressive and directed threats at my friend and me, to the point that I feared for my life. To make a long story short, I woke up in the hospital the following day with the police charging me with two counts of aggravated assault. I knew I needed a lawyer and found Hedding Law Firm because, at best, I was looking at 11 years of incarceration. Ronald Hedding was transparent and straightforward about the charges that I faced but promised to fight my case for the best possible outcome. Eventually, going to the preliminary, Mr. Hedding proved the inconsistencies in the version of events, testimonies, and statements given to the police. He asked essential and varied questions repeatedly to get every detail out. Although he was unsuccessful in a case dismissal, he worked hard with the prosecutor to negotiate a lesser charge. It finally ended with me accepting probation, six months of anger management, and community service. If you are in a desperate situation and need help, as I did, call Ron Hedding to fight and navigate the court system for a favorable outcome.
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Posted by Pete | September 19, 2022
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Amazing!
If you’re here and looking for help you’re probably pretty scared, I know I was. Never been in this situation before in my life and my head was spinning from a false accusation aimed at me. Thank God for Ron Hedding! What an amazing lawyer. Dealing with false accusations is a horrific experience to navigate. Ron was able to secure the best possible outcome which was a complete dismissal of the charges. The weight and stress lifted cannot be put into words. Abundant gratitude to Ron, a lawyer you can trust to do his very best.
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Posted by Esteban | August 17, 2022
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Headding law Firm
Best lawyer hands down!!!!! Mr. Ron Headding helped me out in a difficult situation that I was facing , he was able to get me the results that I needed he kept me out of jail and got me a great deal. If you ever need help with any criminal problem please don't hesitate to give him a call. There team is very polite they have great customer service. Mr. Hedding will fight for you to the end and believe me he will get you the result you need.
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Posted by Angelic | June 29, 2022
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Ronald Hedding, problem solver!
Hedding Law is the only firm you will ever need. When trouble arrives, Ronald Hedding is without a doubt, your answer. He is not only the best lawyer for your situation. He is the only lawyer you should call for your situation. If you want your trouble to go away as quickly as it arrived then you really do want to give Mr. Ronald Hedding a call. He is prepared, efficient and honest. He is a problem solver. The only solution you will need is Hedding Law Firm, Located in Encino California. For me he brought my son home. He removed all fear and worry. Ronald Hedding placed hope where hopeless was trying to take over. I saw him on a Tuesday. I had not left his office 10 minutes when he called to let me know we were going to court first thing Friday morning. My son and I arrived Friday morning with a Walker and an Oxygen tank. We were ready for the long day we thought was in head of us. I was uncertain how my son would do, I was worried. Then came Mr. Hedding on time, ready and confident with a smile on his face. Before we knew it, we were going home and together. No long day just a grateful celebration inside of us. Hedding Law Firm is a reasonably priced, caring and extremely experienced Law Firm. Ronald is outstanding, a very professional Lawyer, a true person of excellence. He and his staff will make sure you are comfortable every step of the way. We return to court in a few months and I am no longer afraid or anxious. Rather I am looking forward to this all being put behind us for good. Because of Ronald Hedding my son will be able to live out his life however long that may be at home with me. Thank you so very much Ronald for making a difference, for bringing my family back together. You are a blessing that makes wishes come true. I will be forever grateful. Call Hedding Law if you or anyone you know or know of is in trouble. Ronald Hedding has the experience and knowledge, you will want representing you. Honest and true. No hidden costs or empty promises, just absolute results. When you call Hedding Law Firm be assured, your problem is solved. The only regret I have is not calling sooner. Make that call today. I believe you too will be as happy and thankful as we are.
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Posted by Susan | December 31, 2021
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One of the best
Ronald was an invaluable resource when it came to protecting my rights in the courtroom. His attention to detail and knowledge of laws are unsurpassed. If you're looking for the comfort of knowing that you have someone that will fight for you to the fullest every step of the way be commutative and do his utmost to find you in a court of law and take your freedom as seriously as you do yourself this the lawyer for you.
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Posted by Disha | November 24, 2021
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Excellent attorney
I would highly recommend Mr. Ron Hedding. He got my case reduced and expunged. He is extremely professional and compassionate as a lawyer. I will forever be grateful to him.
Posted by Shannon | November 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Wow! There's so much to say about my experience with Ron. I hired him on behalf of my son that had several SERIOUS felony charges and because he had priors, he was facing a VERY long prison term. From my first meeting with Ron, I knew there was no other attorney for my sons case. Ron was confident and he was honest and upfront. He genuinely has his clients best interest. Throughout my son's case Ron was ALWAYS reachable by phone or meeting to answer any questions which made things so much easier because I was a nervous wreck! He went above and beyond what I have experienced with other attorneys. I knew my son would be doing "some" time but I needed to get him the best deal possible and Ron did just that! He negotiated a deal far greater than I thought would be possible and I'm grateful!!! If you are looking for an attorney chose RON HEDDING and thank me later!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2021
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Helped us out
Our son was arrested on multiple felony charges two years ago (complicated by drug addition) and needed help. From across the country, we interviewed several lawyers and selected Ron based on what we felt was an honest assessment of the situation. Our ordeal took over two years to resolve, plea bargaining with the DA, probation, moving him back home, getting him "help", a whole litany of how to love and support your kid. We finalized our ordeal recently with the following outcome: 1) probation cancelled, 2) charges reduced to misdemeanor and 3) expungement. Overall, the best possible outcome we could have ever hoped for and our son is doing well, drug free and getting his life back in order. For that we thank you Mr. Hedding.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lead/Managing Attorney
  • Hedding Law Firm
  • 1998 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hedding Law Firm
  • 1996 - Present
  • Invesitgated and Rated potential Judges for California
  • JNE Commissioner
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Litigation Attorney
  • State and Federal Courts
  • 1995 - 2013
  • DA Assistant
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Research Attorney
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 1993 - 1994
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Education

  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • California State University, Northridge
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Not Guilty Verdict in Murder Case
  • Not Guilty
  • Murder Charges Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed
  • Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed
  • Charges Dismissed
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • America Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • AV® Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV® Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV® Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • The Top 100 Criminal Defense lawyer
  • The American Society of Legal
  • 2013
  • Southern California Top Rated Lawyers
  • Los Angeles Times
  • 2012
  • Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year
  • Consumer Business Review
  • 2007
  • Preeminent Lawyer
  • The Bar Register
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2005
  • Presidential Pardon
  • President of The United States
  • 2004
  • Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year
  • Consumer Business Review
  • 2004
  • Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year
  • Consumer Business Review
  • 2003
  • Outstanding Professional Award in the Field of Criminal Defense
  • American Biographical Institute, USA
  • 2002
  • Man of the Year
  • American Biographical Institute, USA
  • 2002
  • National Register of Who's Who
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2000
  • Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year
  • 1999
  • Super Lawyers Edition
  • Los Angeles Times
  • N/A
  • Top 5% Attorneys in California
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Distinguished Leadership Award
  • Criminal Law ABI
  • N/A
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Publications

  • California Litigation
  • The Art of the Perfect Defense
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Defending a Dui Clinic
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Defending a Dui Case
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (147)
Given (216)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hedding is an excellent advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a client in need. He is also an asset to the Avvo Community, providing invaluable resources to those seeking help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hedding has made a substantial number of contributions of AVVO. I have read several of his contributions and have found them to be thoughtful, informative and practical."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Level-headed, polite, and highly articulate, Ron Hedding is an elite criminal defense attorney. He is highly respected in the legal community on both sides of the bar, and I unequivocally endorse him. Truly an exceptionally gifted attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ron is a fantastic attorney. His passion for the law sets him apart from other attorneys, and I've witnessed first hand his dedication to his clients. I strongly endorse Ron Hedding."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hedding is an experienced attorney with unique skills and qualifications which enable him to identify important issues in a case and manage them to a successful conclusion."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A great asset to the criminal defense community! I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ronald D. Hedding. He is an excellent attorney. Ronald is my go-to criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Ronald Hedding. He's feisty, and will battle for you in and out of court."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ronald. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hedding is a competent and qualified attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An excellent, experienced advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ron is an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Encino Criminal defense Lawyer Ronald Daniel Hedding
Ronald Daniel Hedding
Criminal defense Attorney
Encino, CA
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available