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Pursuing California James Otto Heiting
James Otto Heiting

James Otto Heiting

Heiting & Irwin

46 years of experience

Personal Injury, Insurance Claims, Arbitration & Mediation, Medical Malpractice



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 $400 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 45 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 served for several years as the ABA west coast Commissioner appointed by the American Bar Ass'n. President to oversee Lawyer Assistance Programs, evaluating, and providing leadership 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. View More ›


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Practice Area

Personal Injury
Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death,
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance,
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration,
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors,


English: Spoken, Written



Professional Experience

Senior Associate
Heiting & Irwin
1976 - Current


Western State Univ

Undergraduate Degree

Western State Univ
Western State Univ COL

Law Degree

Western State Univ COL


American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Florentino Garza Fortitude Award
San Bernardino County Bar Association
James H. Krieger Meritorious Service Award
Riverside County Bar Association
Ralph N. Kleps Award
Fourth District Court of Appeal

Professional Associations

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)


2019 - Current

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
San Bernardino County Bar Association # Lifetime member


2014 - Current

San Bernardino County Bar Association  # Lifetime member
American Bar Association

Chair of Substance Abuse Advisory Board

2007 - Current

American Bar Association
Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court # Emeritus member since 2002

Founding member, "Master" status

1992 - Current

Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court  # Emeritus member since 2002
California State Bar # 68996


1976 - Current

California State Bar  # 68996

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Heiting & Irwin
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice 6216 Brockton Ave. Ste. 111 Riverside, CA 92506
Telephone: (951) 682-6400
Heiting & Irwin
Workers' Comp Division 6346 Brockton Ave. Riverside, CA 92506
Telephone: (951) 682-6400

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