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.

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.

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.

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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. 

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.

Attorney Paul Johnson



Paul graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 2017. Paul’s practice includes commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and bankruptcy litigation.

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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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