About Us

About Our Firm

Heston & Heston is a small law firm located in Irvine that primarily focuses on bankruptcy, family law, and probate. They represent individuals and businesses throughout Southern California.

The firm’s attorneys, Richard and Halli Heston, both have more than 34 years of practice experience and are both Certified Specialists in Bankruptcy Law. Richard Heston is also a Certified Specialist in Family Law.

About Our Attorneys

Our law firm includes three lawyers, Richard G. Heston, Halli B. Heston, and Benjamin R. Heston. Together Richard and Halli Heston, represent clients in the Irvine/Newport Mesa area, the Orange County area and throughout the surrounding counties. Each began practicing law in 1979 and each has more than 34 years of practice experience.

Benjamin R. Heston handles primarily bankruptcy cases and is the head of our Inland Empire office located in Downtown Riverside.

We are known for our strong credentials, including our educational backgrounds, academic and legal achievements, commitment to public service and recognition as leaders in our practice areas.

Richard Heston practices in the areas of consumer and small business bankruptcy and family law. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California and has held that certification since 1992. He has also been certified as a Consumer Bankruptcy Law Specialist by the American Board of Certification since 1995.

Mr. Heston’s career includes several reported appellate decisions, service on many legal boards and organizations, frequent speaking engagements, published articles, as well as public service and providing volunteer legal services.

Halli Heston also handles bankruptcy cases for individuals and small businesses. She is a Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California and has held that position since 1994. Ms. Heston also handles the firm’s probate and estate administration practice. Ms. Heston’s legal career includes reported appellate decisions, speaking engagements, as well as public service and providing volunteer legal services.

Benjamin Heston also handles bankruptcy cases for individuals and small businesses. He has a strong background in public service and volunteering.

  • We had to put together a 501(c)3 on less than a shoestring and had no idea where to begin or go. Ben knew exactly what to do and helped us with all the filings and paperwork. I’ve heard of other people who have had to file explanations and supporting documents over and over. Ben made sure every “i” was dotted and every “t” crossed. Result: we received our tax-exempt status in under 60 days after filing.
    He’s young, he’s energetic, and he’s dedicated. I highly recommend him.

    Claudia, Non-profit business client

  • I am going through a very litigious divorce that will leave me destitute. I went to see Mr. Heston to see what I needed to do to protect myself. He spent over 2 hours with me explaining in detail all my options regarding bankruptcy, lawyer liens and my legal rights. I found him to be patient, thorough and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him to anyone who is going through financial hard times.

    Lola, Bankruptcy client

  • Mrs. Heston has been by my side for over 5 years as I made my way through Chapter 13 Bankruptcy proceedings. As my life had ups and downs, she was there guiding me offering words of encouragement, answering questions, and providing the legal knowledge to help me stay on track. I was happy to complete all the necessary payments and received my discharge! I could not have done it without her support.

    Diane, Bankruptcy client