Hitomi Heap-Baldwin

Hitomi Heap-Baldwin

La Mirada, California

Hitomi Heap-Baldwin is an Associate Attorney at Lara & Luna, APC. She is a dedicated advocate for fair and equitable application of the law and represents employees in a broad range of employment disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour, and other related matters. During law school, Hitomi worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Transgender Law Center. She was a clinical law student for the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors where she provided legal services to older adult patients in the areas of estate planning. Hitomi was a Staff Editor for the Constitutional Law Quarterly, a founding member of the Women of Color Initiative, and served as President for her school’s Ms. JD chapter. Hitomi was awarded the 2016 Rummel Scholarship for her meaningful involvement in the UC Hastings community and the 2016 Student Leader of the Year award for her extensive involvement in student leadership.the

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Employment Law
  • Wrongful Termination/Forced to Quit
  • Medical, Family, Pregnancy and Disability Leaves
  • Failure to Accommodate Disabilities at Work
  • Workplace Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage Theft/Unpaid Wages
  • Missed Meal and Rest Periods
  • Whistle Blower Retaliation
  • Labor Code Violations
  • Employment Litigation
  • Jury Trials

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2017


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2017
    • Law Review: Constitutional Law Quarterly, Staff Editor, 2015 - 2016
  • University of California, San Diego, California
    • B.A. - 2014
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance, Member