A Legal Legacy Built On Experience
And Results

Founding Partners With More Than 85 Years Of Combined Litigation Experience

Founded in the early 1980s, Arias & Lockwood assists and defends individuals and business entities of all sizes in trial and appellate courts in both the state and federal court systems. With a track record for success in all types of civil litigation, they have successfully disposed of cases through dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgement and successfully tried more than 225 jury trials. Well-respected in the Southern California legal community, they handle cases throughout San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties, and the city of Los Angeles.

Attorney Joseph Arias is a diplomat in the American Board of Trial Advocates. Attorney Christopher Lockwood is a California board-certified appellate specialist and counsel of record, available on short notice to assist with trial preparation, trial, post-trial motions and appeals. Find out more about our firm’s trial attorneys, here:

Taking Every Legal Matter Seriously And Weighing Every Risk

Every single trial has risk and we understand the depth, gravity and potential severity of every legal challenge. Each case is different and has its own unique challenges and risk assessments. Therefore, we remain accessible to our clients, proving to each and every one that we are responsive to their needs. Our attorneys are well-versed in the applicable laws, up-to-date on the ever-changing nature of the law, to provide the highest standards of diligent representation. Respected in the local legal community, our attorneys know what to expect from each judge, opposing counsel and the relevant court systems to confidently navigate legal proceedings with the foremost goal of protecting our clients’ legal rights and best interests. As experienced and esteemed negotiators, they leverage these skills to protect their clients in settlement discussions, always willing to proceed to trial as required and the Court of Appeals if necessary

Crafting Personalized Legal Strategies For Every Case And Client

Every client has unique needs and legal goals. Every case that comes across our desks consists of different facts and is subject to different levels of risk. With every client, we work to craft a legal strategy designed to meet our clients’ personal, professional and legal goals. We work to provide viable and effective solutions to build a strong course of action and defense. Our experience and depth of legal knowledge means that our clients will never be alone in their legal battles.

Call Today For A Free Case Assessment

We offer a free initial appointment so that we can answer any questions that you have and tell you more about how we can help you with your specific case. Call our firm at 909-315-5364 or send an email through our website to schedule your free appointment today.

Our office is located in San Bernardino, in the heart of the Inland Empire, just a few minutes from the downtown San Bernardino County Superior Court and a short distance from the Riverside County Superior Court and the U.S. District Court in Riverside. However, the firm represents clients in all Southern California state and federal courts, all California courts of appeal, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.