|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist||State Bar of California - Recertification||2014|
|Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteer Commitment||Orange County Bar Association||2013|
|Certificate of Appreciation||United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of CA||2013|
|Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteer Commitment||Orange County Bar Association||2012|
|Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteer Commitment||Orange County Bar Association||2011|
|Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist||State Bar of California - Recertification||2009|
|Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist||State Bar of California - Recertification||2004|
|Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist||State Bar of California - Recertification||1999|
|Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist||California Board of Legal Specialization||1994|
|Partner||Heston & Heston, Attorneys at Law||1981 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Orange County Bankruptcy Forum||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|In re Chiu||Affirmed by BAP and by Ninth Circuit|
|See all legal cases|
|Southwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|University of California - Irvine||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|
|Pro Bono Training||Chapter 7 cases||2012|
Posted by Colleen
Ms. Heston was referred to me by another attorney that I respect, so I was expecting a lot. And did she ever deliver! This was a very stressful time for me, and I was going through it by myself. I wouldn't say I needed a lot of hand holding, but.... well, OK, I did need a lot of hand holding. I didn't know or understand the process or what I was supposed to do at all. Ms. Heston never allowed me to feel overwhelmed by the whole process and walked me through it. Every time I saw an email from her or talked to her on the phone, I was put at ease, and she would say, we'll get through this. It's what she does, I was never worried. I would recommend Ms. Heston to my friends, family, anyone who needs an excellent attorney. I feel so fortunate to have found her.
Posted by Dennis
When a person looks at Wikipedia for the definition of Friend they don't normally see Attorney or ESQ there in the definition but we want to thank you, Friend.
Five + years ago we could not see daylight any longer. We had liquidated assets, savings, retirement and ran up debt just trying to preserve the shelter over our heads. We had leveraged our line of credit in a dark attempt to chart our lives into calmer seas but the storm of the housing industry hit us like a hurricane. We even liquidated a mutual fund just to get into the then 'solution' fad of the day 'modification' only to find we had been prey, that attorney would be later dis-barred. In a last ditch effort I called an old friend I had not talked to since High School, as the HARP law was being rolled out and something happened; a deal was worked out by Chase and our Court appointed legal aid. It was workable, we saw a glimmer of hope, then it was dashed down as we found out WE were a Mortgage Backed Security and the foreclosure King, Deutsche owned our note. They would not approve the plan, the note holder would not approve the modification.
A few days later we met with legal aid to see our options and found we had very little, Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. My cousin gave us the best possible advice: check the best lawyers in the OC for Chapter 7 & Chapter 13. Then decide. We did that. Halli and you have been indeed the BEST in the OC.
You told us up front our requirements, we told you we could do it and you delivered for us. You've always answered every question even when the money pressures got me hot and I got snarky.
It has been a long 5 years with many adventures, my wife working two jobs like waitressing at Denny's while stocking shelves at Walmart. To watching every penny and working on a 2nd job myself, just to stay in the plan.
Thanks again, Job well done Ms. Halli Heston ESQ and the Heston team, Friends.
Dennis & Susie
Posted by Vicki
My husband and I had first gone to a different attorney and the information she had given us didn't sound right. We researched to find another attorney and the one that was highly recommended to us was Halli Heston. We found her to be everything we were looking for in an attorney. Smart, honest, nice, and "had all the right answers" to our questions. Always available when we had questions. Definitely a problem solver.
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