CWL is committed to helping our clients through the COVID-19 pandemic. Our attorneys and staff are working remotely to ensure that all of your litigation and transactional needs are met. As essential service providers, we remain able to respond to legal emergencies as the need arises. If you have questions about CWL’s response to government mandated distancing protocols for our offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Honolulu, please contact our managing partner, Marc Cefalu, at (415) 247-5270 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that most courts in California, Hawaii, and nationwide are experiencing significant delays in their calendaring of proceedings. Trials and hearings are routinely being continued by 30-90 days, if not more. Routine filing deadlines, however, may not be affected. For specific questions about your legal matter and how distancing protocols may affect it, please contact the attorney(s) with whom you work regularly.
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Hitomi Heap-Baldwin is an associate in CWL’s Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on maritime, transportation, and insurance litigation matters. She represents individual, public entity, and corporate clients in diverse civil litigation matters, including personal injury, premises liability, marine insurance disputes, collisions and allisions, cargo claims, Limitation of Liability Act petitions, and Jones Act claims.
Prior to joining the firm, Hitomi 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.
Hitomi received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she served as a Staff Editor for the Constitutional Law Quarterly, President of the Women’s Law Society (formerly Ms. JD at UC Hastings), and a founding member of the Women of Color Collective. While at UC Hastings, she worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Transgender Law Center. In addition, she was a clinical student for the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors. She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.
Hitomi also serves as a Board Member for the Valley Japanese Community Center in Los Angeles.