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.

DAVID CANTRELL

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 J. KRAUS

Partner

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

COLIN A. NORTHCUTT

Partner

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

Nickolaus E. Buchholz

Associate

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

KEVIN R. CRISP

Senior Counsel

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

Coleman D. Heggi

Senior Counsel

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.

Marsha Smith

Associate

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

Chayanm (“CJ”) Garcia

Associate

CJ is a Business and Commercial Litigation Associate Attorney at Lester, Cantrell & Kraus, LLP. He is a Combat Veteran from the Afghanistan war. He received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in 2014 from Southwestern Law School.

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