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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|James H. Krieger Meritorious Service Award||Riverside County Bar Association||2009|
|Managing Partner||Heiting & Irwin, a PLC||1978 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||President||2005 - 2006|
|State Bar of California||Board of Governors||2002 - 2006|
|Riverside County Bar Association||President||1996 - 1997|
|Fresno intersection accident||We were victorious on liability and settled the case soon after the jury came back with the liability verdict.|
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|Physicians Reimbursement Risk Management||Good Communication Can Reduce Lawsuits||2009|
|Western State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Western State University||N/A||Undergraduate||N/A|
|Multiple conferences and events: local, state and national||Medical Malpractice, Injury Claims and Litigation, Trial Practice, Chemical Dependency||2009|