Attorney Chayanm (“CJ”) Garcia of Lester, Cantrell & Kraus LLP.

Chayanm (“CJ”) Garcia


Chayanm is a Business and Commercial Litigation Associate Attorney and Combat Veteran from the Afghanistan war. He separated from active-duty military service with the rank of Captain after serving seven years as a U.S. Army combat-arms officer. While in the military, CJ served in numerous roles to include Strategy and Operations Planner, Operations Director, General Manager, and others. CJ has a demonstrated history as a respected leader, subject matter expert, strategic planner, and problem solver. He has a proven ability to develop and implement strategies supporting individual and organizational objectives.  CJ supports the firm in civil litigation matters involving business and commercial litigation, business consulting, product liability, and commercial real estate transactions.  He is bilingual with full proficiency in Spanish. 

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2021
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2021


  • University of Southern California (USC), Marshall School of Business
    Master of Business for Veterans (MBV) – Candidate Cohort IX, 2022
  • Southwestern Law School
    Juris Doctorate (J.D.), 2014
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), 2011
    Major: English Literature (Environmental Literary Studies Emphasis)
    Minor: Spanish Literature.

Professional Associations

  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association

Call: 951-300-2690

1770 Iowa Avenue, Suite 110, Riverside, CA 92507

2700 Newport Blvd., Suite 184, Newport Beach, CA 92663.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.