Hedding Law Firm Overview


The Hedding Law Firm has been helping clients in the San Fernando Valley since the 1970’s. 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.

There is no substitute for experience and the connections that are built and forged over many years of fighting for our clients. There are many attorneys in and around the San Fernando Valley that will take criminal cases for the retainer fee, not understanding how the system even works.

Don’t waste your precious money when it comes to your freedom. We stand at the ready to snap into action and to begin the process of creating a perfect defense for each individual client. The control that you have lost and the fear that you feel can be alleviated with one phone call.

Our Firm has handled thousands of criminal matters over the years, ranging from DUI to murder, internet crimes, to 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 out in the early 1990’s working for one of the biggest prosecuting agencies in the world (the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office).

I learned everything I possibly could about the other side and put this inside knowledge to work for my criminal defense clients. Further, in the 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 incite in how judges decide their case and what the defense can do to impact his decision making process.

Moreover, I worked for the State Bar of California in the process of selecting judges for the state of California. When the governor decided he wants to appoint certain 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.


There are a number of important factors that make criminal defense law firms successful. First and foremost, years of experience will separate the best criminal defense attorneys from those that are 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 by way of trials and negotiating gives an attorney an edge that other attorneys simply can not duplicate or match.

It gives the attorney a feel for each local court house and how harsh they deal with certain cases. Not only do we know these court houses, 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 San Fernando Valley courts day in and day out. It’s a huge court system, with many different local Judges, Clerks and local rules to be navigated through. This is what we do, everyday.

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 are going to get the best result for the client and nothing is going to stop us!

In criminal defense, this is not a very easy mind set to pull off. 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 be able to convince the prosecutor from filing criminal charges through pre-filing intervention.

Only the most savvy 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.


In order to get the best result, it is my sincere opinion that you must handle your case the right way. The first thing that I do with my client is sit down in the privacy of my office and come to an understanding of exactly 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 in place to get the result you must have.

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 in order 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 / or 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 and help you make the right moves and make sure you get the treatment you deserve! I enjoy using my talents to help people deal with the criminal justice system.

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

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.