Timothy J. Heggem

Senior Attorney

Timothy Heggem is a senior attorney in the Orange County office of Theodora Oringher PC. He is an experienced litigator, crisis manager, and counselor. Prior to joining Theodora Oringher, Tim was an associate at Payne & Fears LLP and Irell & Manella LLP, where his practice encompassed white collar criminal defense; crisis management; patent litigation; securities litigation; insurance coverage litigation; and appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the California courts of appeal. Tim also had his own practice for several years, where he served as outside general counsel to businesses and high net worth individuals in the financial, healthcare, and technology sectors.


  • Prevented federal indictment of a Fortune 500 parent company and obtained dismissal of all felony charges against subsidiary and personnel
  • Prevented federal prosecution of commercial landlord that was a subject of criminal investigation
  • Obtained early dismissals for Fortune 500 clients in class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, and patent infringement litigation
  • Achieved a seven-figure settlement by appealing Fortune 500 client’s six-figure loss
  • Achieved a favorable pre-litigation settlement in eight-figure employment dispute
  • Achieved pre-litigation resolution of economic interference and unfair competition claims, which threatened eight-figure investment