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Hitomi Heap-Baldwin

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Hitomi Heap-Baldwin

Cox Wootton Lerner
12011 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 600
Los Angeles, California 90049
Phone: (310) 440-0020



Hitomi Heap-Baldwin joined CWL as an associate in 2019. Prior to joining CWL, Ms. Heap-Baldwin gained extensive litigation experience representing employees in a broad range of employment disputes, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, and other related matters.

Ms. Heap-Baldwin received her Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings, College of the Law in 2017 and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego in 2014. While at UC Hastings, Ms. Heap-Baldwin worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Transgender Law Center, and the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors. Ms. Heap-Baldwin was also a Staff Editor for the Constitutional Law Quarterly, a founding member of the Women of Color Collective, and served as President of the Women’s Law Society (formerly Ms. JD at UC Hastings).

Areas of Practice

  • Maritime and Transportation
  • Insurance
  • Employment
  • General Civil Litigation


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2017)
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego (2014)

Membership & Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California