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Richard Howard Irwin

Workers compensation Attorney at Riverside, CA

2.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1980
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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Workers compensation
    Representing injured workers for benefits under the California Workers' Compensation system. This includes obtaining Temporary Total Disability benefits when the employee is out of work, Permanent Disability benefits for injury, catastrophic loss or death and future medical care.

    14 years

I was born in San Antonio, Texas but have spent my entire adult life in Southern California. I have strong ties with the Riverside Community, having graduated from La Sierra High School in 1973 and having obtained an Associate in Arts degree from Riverside City College in 1975. I also obtained my BA in Economics from UCLA in 1977 and my Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School in 1980.


My wife and two children were all born and raised in Riverside. Additionally, I have been involved with coaching youth basketball, baseball and soccer programs for over 15 years and have, for years, been serving as the Director of Coaches for our community soccer league. I also play soccer in an adult soccer league. My family and soccer are my two personal passions!!


I am licensed to appear in all courts of the State of Califonia, the District Court of Appeal for the Central District and The United States Supreme Court. I have also been certified as a Certified Workers Compensation Specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 1995.

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Heiting & Irwin
5885 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA, 92506


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  3 customer reviews
Posted by Debra | June 22, 2010
Trustworthy and Honest
Mr Irwin represnted me in a Workers Compensation case, againt my employer, the largest WC carrier in California. Mr. Irwin was upfront with me about everything and gave my case his best attention to detail and got me the best settlement possible. As a senior adjuster I had worked with many attornies in Riversie and San Bernardino County, so choosing Mr. Irwin was an easy choice-he is honest, trustworthy, and has the best and most responsive staff. Mr Irwin is a respectful man who does his job with the utmost concern for his client, not the insurance company who is trying to save a dime at every turn. I would highly recommend him to anyone who had a legitimate injury.
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2007
poor communication
Terribly hard to communicate with. It's been 6 years and I have only talked with him maybe 5 times. His office rarely returns phone calls whether to him, his secretary or his aide. I get silence instead of action and feel like I have no lawyer.
Posted by Troy | June 5, 2013
Do Not Hire this Attorney, Run away FAST
I would recommend going by yourself before hiring this attorney, He does not communicate nor does he do what he tells you he is going to do. They do not return calls, and when you call they usually say they are with a new client. He has excuses for everyone except for his own lack of actions. He did not even file an appeal for permanent disability judgement that was based on a report over a year+ prior to getting surgeries approved , I had been out of the hospital for only 9 days from having Lumbar L4-L3 surgery and had cervical surgery on C6-C7 only 10 weeks prior to that. He did not help when the insurance company was denying medications and treatments, updating the claim or when there was a report that was not correct. He just blames Arnold Schwarzenegger for the corrupt system we currently have now . His staff is just as lackadaisical as he is. Please pray for this man, as his judgement day is going to be harsh.
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  • Contingency 12%-15%


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Heiting & Irwin (formerly Law Offices of James Otto Heiting)
  • 1980 - Present


  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977
  • RCC
  • AA - Associate of Arts
  • 1975


  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Worker's Compensation Section
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Riverside Lawyer--The official publication of the Riverside County Bar Association
  • Workers Compensation"Reform"--At What Cost?
  • 2009

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Richard Howard Irwin
Workers compensation Attorney
Riverside, CA
Licensed for 43 years