James Otto Heiting

James Otto Heiting

  • Personal Injury, Insurance Claims, Arbitration & Mediation...
  • California
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The only past President of the State Bar of California ever elected from the Inland Empire, James Heiting handles civil litigation matters throughout California, recovering over $300 million for clients, dealing with wrongful death, serious injury, professional malpractice and transportation accidents. Also past President of Riverside’s County Bar, his firm has served the Inland Empire for over 30 years.
The managing partner of Heiting & Irwin has been practicing law since receiving his doctorate degree in law in 1976. Mr. Heiting is admitted to practice before all courts of the state, the federal courts, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the California and United States Supreme Courts.
Mr. Heiting also served on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California, was a co-founder of the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court (training younger or less experienced members of the bar) and a charter member of the Inland Empire Federal Bar Association. He was president of the Other Bar (a statewide organization of judges and lawyers helping other lawyers and judges) 1991-1993, and a board member from 1988-2003 and again since 2006. He is or has been a member of multiple federal and state litigation, ethics, and trial associations. He is currently the American Bar Association west coast Commissioner appointed to the Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs, studying, evaluating, and providing oversight and support for programs in nine states.
Mr. Heiting has served in a variety of roles in Superior Court and the Federal District Court. He is also sought after as a privately requested and court appointed arbitrator and mediator in state courts and the California Court of Appeal. He has been an invited speaker, lecturer and panelist for the State Bar and a variety of legal and community organizations.
Emphasizing civil litigation in his career, Mr. Heiting represents clients throughout the State in bringing and/or defending a wide variety of claims.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Claims
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
Additional Practice Area
  • Wrongful Death
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
    We also advance costs and expenses in appropriate cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
United States Court of Federal Claims
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
Western State Univ
Undergraduate Degree
Western State Univ COL
Law Degree
Awards
James H. Krieger Meritorious Service Award
Riverside County Bar Association
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 68996
Member
- Current
State Bar of California
President
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Riverside County Bar Association
President
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Contact & Map
5885 Brockton Ave
Riverside, CA 92506
USA
Telephone: (951) 682-6400
Fax: (951) 682-4072