Attorney Referral Program


In my opinion, the best referrals I receive are from other attorneys or their staff members. Clients trust their attorneys and listen to them when hiring a criminal defense attorney. We have had a presence in Los Angeles since the 1970s.

Therefore I make it a point to do everything I can to assist the client, achieve an excellent result for them, and make sure they know that you care enough about them and their situation to ensure they were taken care of the right way.

There are many different ways that I see cases come into the Hedding Law Firm. Sometimes, the attorney or staff simply tells the client to call us and tell us who the referral came from. Other times the attorney calls me directly (if I am in the office, I will pick the phone up right away. Otherwise, you will hear back from me within an hour), we discuss the case, and they then have the client contact me directly.

Depending on the case, the referring attorney remains involved, and we work together to achieve the best result. When you contact us, just let us know how you want to handle the referral, and we will make the process as smooth as possible.

The key to our success is years of experience and building connections with judges and prosecutors. Without references, a criminal defense attorney will not be nearly as effective as a local defense attorney in such a vast city. Having a good relationship with the other side and understanding the landscape of each courthouse make a massive difference for the client and is one of the reasons I enjoy what I do so much!

If I could boil down what I believe makes me the best choice to refer to aside from experience and local connections, I would say that I genuinely enjoy what I do and take a personal sense of satisfaction when I can help my clients and make their life better.


My law firm is one of the longest-running in Los Angeles. Prosecutors, fellow attorneys, and judges are well known and respected in the criminal defense community. I have established deep roots in the criminal defense community over the past 25 years.

I started working for one of the busiest District Attorney's Offices in East Los Angeles. Litigating cases and getting a bird's eye view of how the prosecutors strategize and litigate their cases. In 1993, I worked for a high-powered Los Angeles Superior Court Judge as his right-hand man.

I researched case law for him, assisted in drafting tentative rulings, and made crucial decisions related to the cases he presided over. The final piece of the puzzle came in 1997 when I worked for the State Bar of California as a Commissioner, tasked with investigating, interviewing, and rating potential judicial candidates that the Governor of California was considering appointing to the Superior Court bench.

In 1994, I also decided to practice criminal defense exclusively at the state and federal level and have been doing so ever since. I feel confident that my well-rounded legal background will assist your client in achieving the results they need. I encourage you to call me, and we can discuss the situation I will also make an appointment to meet with the client and begin designing a plan to resolve their matter successfully.

The Hedding Law Firm has the knowledge and skill to do the extensive work and investigation required for a criminal case. We understand that our referrals will be based on past results and our credentials are simply unmatched in all of Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley courts. Those who may benefit from our Attorney Referral Program are:

  • Attorneys that do not practice criminal defense;
  • Attorneys that do not have the necessary expertise and resources to handle a particular criminal case;
  • Attorneys from other jurisdictions that cannot handle criminal cases in California.

Our attorneys have a combined 75 years of experience, and we are well known and well respected throughout Los Angeles, San Fernando, and Van Nuys, CA. If you would be interested in referring clients to us, please contact us.