Riverside business attorneys

Meet Our Riverside Business Attorneys

The Riverside business attorneys at Lester, Cantrell & Kraus, LLP are committed to providing exceptional legal representation with one-to-one personal service.

Riverside was chosen for the site of the firm due to the advantages provided by Riverside’s central location in Southern California, as well as the explosive growth in the Inland Empire business community. The firm handles matters in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego, Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties.

Our Riverside business attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience, with two of our lawyers rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. The firm’s office is centrally located near most Inland Empire courtrooms. We are 2.5 miles from the Riverside Justice Center, which includes the Riverside Superior Court, California Court of Appeals, United States District Court, and United States Bankruptcy Court. The office is just 10 miles from the San Bernardino Superior Court.

Mark S. Lester

Managing Partner

Mark is an experienced and respected trial lawyer. Mark’s practice focuses on professional liability, construction, general civil litigation matters.

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Managing Partner

David is a problem solver for the firm’s business, professional, and construction clients. David finds creative solutions to complex problems, inside and outside of the courtroom.



Matthew is an experienced and aggressive advocate, having obtained favorable verdicts and settlements for clients in construction disputes, business disputes and personal injury.



Colin is an experienced advocate with expertise in counseling. He represents clients in business, real estate, and trust litigation.

Nickolaus E. Buchholz


Nickolaus’ practice is focused on professional liability, construction law, business litigation and general civil litigation.


Senior Counsel

Kevin R. Crisp focuses his practice on an even split of products liability, personal injury and commercial litigation.

Attorney Elisabeth Hazelton

Elisabeth Hazelton


Lisa is a litigation associate at Lester, Cantrell & Kraus, LLP, and also focuses on transactional practice and contract review.  Lisa obtained a Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law, and was a member of the UCLA Law Review.

Marsha Smith


Currently, Marsha supports areas of practice in civil litigation. She earned her law degree at Southwestern Law School, where she graduated cum laude.

Brad Zurcher Attorney



Brad obtained his Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude in the top 1% of his class. Brad brings creativity and a penchant for analysis to the service of our clients.

Attorney Eric Hokana



Eric has specialized in the defense of healthcare providers and public entities, developing a distinct approach to litigation and gaining technical knowledge in several areas of practice.

Riverside Estate Planning Attorney Gary Foltz


Senior Counsel

Gary’s practice includes estate planning, probate, and business and tax planning. He also advises trustees regarding administration of trusts.

Lawyer Ali Mahmood

Ali S. Mahmood


Ali obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Irvine, School of Law.  Ali has experience in complex business litigation, with a particular focus on partnership disputes.

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Coleman Heggi


Cole focuses his practice on civil litigation with an emphasis on professional negligence matters and business disputes. He has experience representing a wide range of clients, including individuals, corporations, and public entities. 

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Your legal issue is important. If you are interested in working with our Riverside business attorneys or product liability attorneys, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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