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Darren Kavinoky
Darren Kavinoky is an award-winning attorney. The American Trial Lawyers Association has named him one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California” each year since 2007. Los Angeles magazine has identified Darren as a “SuperLawyer” for several years. Darren received an “AV Preeminent Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell (a peer review ranking that signals the highest level of professional excellence and ethics); a perfect 10.0 Rating by (an independent attorney ranking site), and many other accolades.

What happened at UCLA?

Dr. James Heaps, a physician formerly employed by UCLA, has been charged with sexual battery in connection with his medical practice and has surrendered to law enforcement. Dr. Heaps was an obstetrician-gynecologist who worked on a part-time basis at the UCLA student health center from approximately 1983 to 2010, held medical staff privileges at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center from 1988 to 2018, and practiced at 100 Medical Center Drive in Westwood from the 1990's until mid-2018.

Heaps, 62, was charged May 22, 2019 with two counts of sexual battery of fraud and one count of sexual exploitation of a patient, said Ricardo Santiago of the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. These charges relate to care he provided to two patients in 2017 and 2018 at UCLA Health.

How do I know if this affected me?

If you were a patient between 1983 - 2014 at the UCLA Student Health Center, a patient between 1988 - 2018 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, or a patient of Dr. Heaps at his medical office in Westwood you may have been subject to inappropriate behavior.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our team is standing by to hear your story and fight for you.

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“It’s been my personal mission since 1994, to seek out and protect the victimized - one person at a time. 
At the Kavinoky Law Firm, this isn’t just what we do – it's who we are.”

Founded and led by accomplished trial lawyer and well-known television host and legal analyst, Darren Kavinoky, over the past two decades, The Kavinoky Law Firm has become one of California’s leading law firms. Darren Kavinoky is the co-creator and host of the hit TV show Deadly Sins on Investigation Discovery. He regularly appears in support of the firm on television shows like Today show, The View, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew, CNN, and countless other TV and radio shows.

If you were a patient of Dr. James Heaps, you may have been subject to inappropriate or medically unnecessary conduct and entitled to compensation.

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You are not alone. 
Others have experienced mistreatment at the hands of Dr. Heaps and we are currently representing several other victims.

As alleged in our lawsuits

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Jennifer J. McGrath represents entertainment and business clients in a variety of disputes, with an emphasis on intellectual property litigation, including copyright, trademark and breach of implied contract matters. Ms. McGrath specializes in counseling individual and corporate clients in the entertainment and new media fields with regard to policing privacy, reputation and intellectual property rights. Ms. McGrath was part of the legal team which recently prevailed at trial, winning a $140 Million verdict for client Hulk Hogan in his invasion of privacy case against Gawker Media LLC and two of its editors. The verdict was one of the largest in the United States in 2016.

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"A patient who alleged she was sexually assaulted by a UCLA Health gynecologist was awarded $2.25 million in a settlement..."

- UCLA has paid more than $3.5 million in settlements over former gynecologist, Los Angeles Times



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Read the Lawsuits

Complaint #19

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"I’m here to redeem my self-esteem and go on with my life and try and get past him."


"A woman provided details of her allegations against Dr. James Heaps, a former gynecologist at the University of California Los Angeles, after a hearing in the case on Wednesday."