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Hitomi Heap-Baldwin

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Hitomi Heap-Baldwin

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



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.

Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Transportation
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance
  • Employment
  • Civil Litigation


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

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • All State Courts in California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California