About us

The LAW OFFICES OF JOE HARITON is a select law firm of select cases.  It is a law firm to which other lawyers refer significant matters.

Mr. Hariton – Trial Lawyer and Litigator – is a multiple state bar member who is additionally certified to practice before all of the Federal Courts of the State of California.  His vast experience includes serving as lead counsel in a multitude of mediations, arbitrations and trials.  He has secured numerous personal injury recoveries in excess of the one million dollar benchmark for plaintiffs and he has litigated multimillion dollar claims on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.  His breadth of general and specialized knowledge, analytical and advocacy skills, and ability to make difficult thought easily understood have served his clients well, time and time again.

Mr. Hariton, an athlete and honor student at Beverly Hills High School, was awarded a California State Full Scholarship. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from U.C.L.A. where he also studied Mathematics.  Mr. Hariton had the honor and distinction of receiving his law school admissions letter of reference and recommendation from famed U.C.L.A. Mathematics Professor Ernst Straus under whom Mr. Hariton studied at length.

Mr. Hariton obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University and proudly received Southwestern’s Exceptional Achievement Award in International Protection of Human Rights, a subject rather dear to him.

Mr. Hariton has practiced law in California for more than thirty years.  His experience includes matters involving Tort Law — Wrongful Death, Catastrophic Injuries and other Personal Injuries (plaintiff); Insurance Law (plaintiff and defense); Entertainment Law (plaintiff and defense); Real Property Law (plaintiff and defense); Family Law; Business Law (plaintiff and defense); Employment Law (plaintiff and defense); Contracts (plaintiff and defense); Professional Malpractice; Criminal Defense; Surety Defense; Fidelity Law; Administrative Law; and more. Among those who have been Mr. Hariton’s clients are the gravely injured, well known individuals and entities in the recording and entertainment industries, professional sports, general business, doctors, lawyers, accountants, engineers, and people in all walks of life.

Mr. Hariton, a mentor to other attorneys, remains a friend to various nonprofit charitable organizations and has acted as counsel therefor on a pro bono basis.  He is a zealous advocate and continues to have a deep reverence for the practice of law and our system of jurisprudence.