Hedding Law Firm Overview


The Hedding Law Firm has been helping clients in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley since the 1970s. We are well known and respected in the criminal defense arena by prosecutors, judges, fellow attorneys, court staff, and the thousands of clients we have assisted over the years.

Ronald Hedding, Esq.
Ronald Hedding, Esq.

There is no substitute for experience and the connections built and forged over many years of fighting for our clients. Many attorneys in and around Los Angeles will take criminal cases for the retainer fee, not understanding how the system works.

Please don't waste your precious money when it comes to your freedom. We stand at the ready to snap into action and begin the process of creating a perfect defense for each client. One phone call can alleviate the control that you have lost and the fear that you feel.

Our firm has handled thousands of misdemeanor and felony criminal matters over the years, ranging from DUI to murder, internet crimes,  and white collar offenses, as well as federal crimes all over the country.

We are based in the San Fernando Valley, in Encino, California, and are well known throughout the Valley (Van Nuys Court, San Fernando Court, Sylmar Court, Burbank Court, Glendale Court). We are experienced in handling a wide variety of criminal offenses and have established a solid reputation with state and federal prosecutors and judges.

What makes us a powerful choice to guide you successfully through the system relates to a well-rounded experience base and the fact that we care about helping you. I started in the early 1990s working for one of the biggest prosecuting agencies in the world (the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office).

I learned everything I could about the other side and put this inside knowledge to work for my criminal defense clients. Further, in 1993 I worked for a Superior court judge as his right-hand man and assisted him in deciding his cases. This close working relationship with a superior court judge gave me great insight into how judges decide their cases and how the defense can impact his decision-making process.

Moreover, I worked for the State Bar of California to select judges for the state of California. When the governor decided to appoint specific candidates to become judges, he must have them investigated by the commission I worked for. This process of investigating current and prospective judges has been invaluable to me in defending my criminal clients since 1994 as a criminal defense attorney.


Several essential factors make criminal defense law firms successful. First and foremost, years of experience will separate the best criminal defense attorneys from those just starting or are former prosecutors. Sometimes, pretrial motions can be very effective weapons in a criminal case. The experience and insight developed after a long career of winning cases through trials and negotiating to give an attorney an edge that other attorneys can not duplicate or match.

It gives the attorney a feel for each local courthouse and how harsh they deal with some instances. Not only do we know these courthouses, they know us. We have spent many years building our reputation as a Firm not to be trifled with. We can answer your questions about what determines a sentence and how to avoid jail time.

This is inside information on the local tendencies that must be learned/earned in the field by working in the Los Angeles courts day in and day out. It's a vast court system, with many different local Judges, Clerks, and local rules to be navigated through. This is what we do every day.

Another crucial element to the success of the Hedding Law Firm and its attorneys is a winning attitude. When we walk into a courtroom, the mentality that comes with us is that we will get the best result for the client, and nothing will stop us!

This is not a very easy mindset to pull off in criminal defense. The prosecutors and judges are so jaded sometimes that they try and control every aspect of a criminal case. This is where the defense attorney must be prepared to step up and fight for his client. We might convince the prosecutor to file criminal charges through pre-filing intervention.

Only the savviest seasoned defense attorneys can get it done and be successful. This comes with tried and true battle-tested experience and connections. If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense, please contact our firm today and speak directly with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys to discuss the best course of action.

Consultations are always free, and we are available 24/7 by calling (213) 542-0940 – call today and get a powerful advocate on your side, who will be your voice in a sometimes unforgiving system.


To get the best result, my sincere opinion is that you must handle your case correctly. The first thing that I do with my client is sit down in the privacy of my office and come to an understanding of precisely what we hope to achieve in the end. This, of course, requires both of us to be honest with each other and lay everything on the table. Once we agree on the result, it is time to put the pieces to get the result you need.

If we are going to fight, then we will investigate and make sure we have a meeting of the minds on precisely what we will need to happen to get you the win. If, on the other hand, we decide to negotiate, then we will get character letters and do the necessary leg work to prepare for me to meet with the prosecutor and judge to get the result.

I have successfully handled thousands of criminal cases over the past 25 years and have the benefit of years of work and preparation to make the moves necessary for you. Having fought over 200 jury trials, I know how to evaluate a case, help you make the right moves, and ensure you get the treatment you deserve! I enjoy using my talents to help people deal with the criminal justice system.

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I wake up every morning looking forward to fighting for my clients in and out of the court. I enjoy what I do and believe this is why I am successful. I know that you feel fear and loss of control right now, but I also know that you can begin the process of taking your life back with the right advocate by your side!

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The main hub office of the Hedding Law Firm is in Encino, CA. It has been there for over twenty-five years. This is a beautiful location in the heart of the San Fernando Valley in an all-glass building on Ventura and Gaviota.

The building itself is famous for a number of different movies that have been filmed there – including Scarface. There are a number of scenes where money is being brought into the bank at the lower level of the building and a number of other movies have been filmed at that location.

The penthouse is a beautiful suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and some of the best criminal defense attorneys in the state of California have had office space at that location. Currently, since we have been based out of there and have been so for many, many years, we are well-known to our clients for working hard and getting results in criminal cases throughout Los Angeles.

Although we do a lot of cases in the San Fernando Valley and also do a number of cases throughout Los Angeles County which stretches from Lancaster to Long Beach and all over the LAX court down on the west side which handles most of the criminal cases that are filed in that location.

Cities We Serve in the San Fernando Valley, CA

We proudly serve all cities within the San Fernando Valley, including Agoura Hills, Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Encino, Glendale, Northridge, Reseda, Van Nuys, San Fernando, Sherman Oaks, Sylmar, Tarzana, West Hills, Woodland Hills, and more.