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“Serving Back”: Helping Current and Former Service Members

The need for legal services amongst current and former service members is growing, with the number of veterans residing in California totaling almost 1.9 million veterans by some figures. Service members often face obstacles which prevent them from being able to secure legal representation, including lack of money, lack of information, and lack of a desire to ask for help. Unfortunately, they sometimes also encounter attorneys unwilling or unable to prosecute a case against a certain entity such as V.A. hospitals, for example.

Heiting & Irwin has a history of representing current and former service members from all branches of the military, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. In addition to cases involving personal injuries and medical negligence, both current or former service members alike need legal help with their divorce, child support and custody, and spousal support matters. We are able to support our service member clients, both on their home soil and when deployed overseas.

Our firm’s deep commitment to our service members is also reflected by the after-hours activities of our attorneys. Our founding partner, James Otto Heiting, sits on the board for the California Collaborative Justice Courts (CCJC) Foundation, which addresses the specialized needs of our current and former service members, including mental health and substance abuse. This past fall marked the inaugural “Trick of Treating for the Veterans” event, where our office partnered with the Wood Streets neighborhoods to donate food, clothing, toiletries, and other necessaries to a local veterans organization.

We understand that some service members may be having difficulties with physical or mental illness, or be hesitant to ask for help. However, our firm treats people with dignity and respect, and our warm and inviting office provides the perfect environment to begin a successful attorney-client relationship. Furthermore, by offering FREE CONSULTATIONS and contingency arrangements, lack of money is not such an obstacle to finding competent, qualified representation. Please call us at (951) 682-6400.

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