Ronald D. Hedding, Esq., is the founding member of the Hedding Law Firm. Mr. Hedding has an extensive well-rounded legal background in the area of Criminal Law. He has worked for the District Attorney’s Office, a Superior Court Judge, and as the guiding force behind the Hedding Law Firm.

His multi-faceted experience sets Mr. Hedding apart and puts him in an elite group of the best criminal defense attorneys in Southern California.

After establishing the Hedding Law Firm, Mr. Hedding dedicated himself towards the pursuit of zealously defending his clients to the highest professional standards. He has traveled all over this Nation defending his clients, protecting their interests, reputation and freedom.

It is rare to find a Criminal Defense Attorney with the dual ability to successfully fight a case in our jury system and the uncanny skills to negotiate a favorable disposition for his clients. It is even more rare to find an attorney with the wisdom to know the appropriate decision to make at the right time.

In 2002 Mr. Hedding worked for the State Bar of California in the investigation of potential judges. By law when the Governor wants to appoint someone as a judge, he or she must have the investigated and rated by the JNE Commission.

As a Commissioner working for the State Bar, Mr. Hedding had the unique opportunity to see how the system works from the inside and participate in a process that helps to shape our Judiciary.

Also of note is that the President of the United States pardoned one of Mr. Hedding’s client after a long battle by the Hedding Law Firm to have the client’s criminal record completely wiped out.

A White house representative called Mr. Hedding and let him know that the President had finally signed has client’s pardon and that the press would be calling, because it was one of the few pardons given out by George Bush in his tenure as President.

Mr. Hedding has been lead counsel in some of the most sensational criminal cases to be played out in Los Angeles County courthouses and at the Federal level. He has received acclaim in Newspapers, on the Radio and in National Publications.

The key to Mr. Hedding’s success, whether the case involves a D.U.I. or Murder Charge, lies in his understanding of the Criminal Justice System and the client’s need to be informed of their best legal options, so they can make the most informed decision in protecting their rights.


  • Former Commissioner for the State Bar of California’s Judicial Nomination Evaluation Commission – Mr. Hedding was part of the investigation process for the Governor of California related to the selection of Judges for California courts. He was part of a 38 person.
  • Commission tasked with investigating persons seeking judicial appointment by the Governor.
  • Member of Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers – this honor is only given to the most distinguished law firms in America. The firms represented in the Bar Register have lawyers whose peers have awarded them the highest ratings for their legal ability and professional ethics. Fewer than 5% of all law firms qualify and are included in the Bar Register.
  • A.V. Peer Review Rated – Mr. Hedding has received the highest marks for ethical standards and legal ability by other attorneys and judges. This honor is given to less than 5% of attorneys in the State of California.
  • 2005 Rising Star – Mr. Hedding has been named a Rising Star by Law and Politics (the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine). This honor has been given to less then three percent of attorneys in the State of California.
  • Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year 1999, 2003 and 2004 – by Consumer Business Review.
  • Distinguished Leadership Award – ABI.
  • 2002 Man of the Year – American Biographical Institute, USA.
  • Outstanding Professional Award in the field of Criminal Law – 2002.
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who – for leadership and achievement in criminal law.


  • Published Opinion – Mr. Hedding was the attorney for the defense in a criminal matter that was published by a California Court of Appeals.
  • High Profile Cases – Mr. Hedding has handled numerous high profile cases which have garnered local and national media attention.
  • 2004 Presidential Pardon – President George Bush granted a Presidential Pardon for one of the Hedding Law Firm clients. This pardon was worked on by the firm and pending for approximately four years before it was finally granted.
  • Mr. Hedding has handled Federal criminal defense matters all over the nation.
  • Mr. Hedding’s experience includes working for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and for a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge.


  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice – 1995.
  • United States District Court – Central District of California – 1994.
  • American Bar Association – 1995.
  • Association of Trial Lawyers – 1998.
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1999.
  • Supreme Court of the United States – 1997.
  • California Supreme Court – 1994.
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association.
  • Century City bar Association.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • Superior Court for Los Angeles County
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year The Editorial Staff of Consumer Business Review, 1999 – Present
  • Accepted as Life Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who, 2000 – Present
  • Outstanding Professional Award for Dedicated Achievements in the Field of Criminal Law – ABI – USA, 2002 – Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year – The Editorial Staff of Consumer Business Review, 2003 – Present

Our San Fernando Valley  criminal defense attorneys focus primarily on defending clients in courts throughout the San Fernando Valley, including San Fernando Valley, San Fernando, Glendale, Burbank, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Sylmar, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, Mission Hills, Sherman Oaks, Granada Hills, Reseda, Canoga Park, West Hills, Winnetka, Encino, Pacoima, Chatsworth, and North Hollywood, CA.

Ronald Hedding is Top Criminal Lawyer in San Fernando Valley