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Arellano Law Firm PC is a general practice litigation law firm with over two decades of combined legal experience amongst attorneys. Our law firm can assist you from the beginning: reviewing your legal issues/documents, litigation counseling, contract, and business negotiations, and representing you at trial.

Our firm’s areas of law include business, general civil practice, wills & trusts, immigration, accidents or personal injury, construction, and real estate law.

If we cannot assist you in your legal case, we can refer you to an attorney.

Higinio (“Neo”) Arellano obtained his bachelor’s of science degree from UC Berkeley and his juris doctor degree from Sandra Day O’Connor Law School in Arizona.  Both universities consistently perform at top 10%, nationally.

In Arizona while completing his second year and third year in law school, Mr. Arellano practiced as a summer associate for a prominent Arizona law firm handling complex research and substantive motion matters in real estate, education law, constitutional law, and administrative law.  Thereafter, Mr. Arellano relocated to his home state of California where he clerked for a Superior Court Judge. In this capacity, Mr. Arellano began his early law career primarily in legal research, motion practice and appellate practice writing.

In 2015, Mr. Arellano moved to Oregon where he provided contract review, drafting, and negotiation for a prominent architecture and engineering firm in Portland, Oregon.  In 2016, from small professional services contracts to multi-million complex public works contracts, Mr. Arellano provides legal review, drafting, negotiations and recommendations to architects, engineers and other professional clients in construction and real estate matters.

In 2019, just months before the historical pandemic, Mr. Arellano founded Arellano Law Firm PC with a strong vision aimed at fast client service, economical and competent representation across general practice areas, and willingness to pursue trial at any appropriate opportunity for any of its clients. Mr. Arellano prides himself in always returning his client’s calls and making sure the firm’s clients know every stage of their case.

Mr. Arellano practices in all areas described in our services page.

Lucas Williams

Senior Attorney

Lucas Williams is a Senior Attorney at Arellano Law Firm PC that primarily practices as a  litigator representing clients in both civil and criminal cases.

Lucas is an Indiana native that obtained his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and History from Indiana University. He moved to Oregon for law school and obtained his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Lewis & Clark Law School. While in law school, Lucas served as an online editor for Environmental Law Review, and he also worked as a certified law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office.

Lucas is a dedicated advocate that pushes hard to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. He is skilled at negotiating advantageous settlements, but he is also prepared to take cases through litigation to get his clients the outcome they deserve.

Whether it is hiking in the summer or skiing in the winter, Lucas can be found spending his free time somewhere on a mountain.

Steven Zimmerman

Managing Attorney

Steven Zimmerman is a Managing Attorney at the Arellano Law Firm who practices general plaintiff’s litigation in the area of business, personal injury, real estate, construction, as well as bankruptcy, and administrative law.

Steven graduated from California State University, Fresno, and received his B.S. in Agriculture Business with a B.A. minor in Philosophy. After completing his undergraduate degree, Steven moved to Montgomery, Alabama and attended Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. Steven participated on the traveling mock trial team and externed for the Federal Bankruptcy Court and received his J.D. in 2017.

Prior to joining the Arellano Law Firm, Steven represented peace officers, teachers, and various other public employees through investigations and disciplinary matters in Skelly hearings, arbitration, ALJ hearings, and attended depositions. He also represented various public employee unions during and through the negotiation process to obtain the best possible contracts for the union members.

Steven strives for excellence and to uphold the integrity of his clients. Professionalism and efficiency are just two of Steven’s strongest qualities. Outside of work, Steven enjoys swinging a golf club, bowling, snowboarding, and being outdoors.

James Markin

Summer Associate

James Markin is a Summer Associate at Arellano Law Firm PC.

James is a native Oregonian and graduate of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, where he completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish Language and Political Science.

James has a dedicated interest in helping diverse multicultural communities. James has worked as a paralegal assisting Spanish-speaking communities in business, immigration, and personal injury law. He also previously lived and worked in Madrid, Spain and Chiapas, Mexico.

After returning to Oregon, James began law school at the University of Oregon where he is currently completing his juris doctorate.

Arturo Benavidez

Of-Counsel Attorney

Arturo Benavidez is of counsel to Arellano Law Firm PC and is licensed to practice law in the state of California. He is a decorated attorney who focuses his practice in immigration law and personal injury. Mr. Benavidez has dedicated his practice to helping people and small businesses in Northern California since 2006.

Arturo Benavidez is a California native and son of immigrants. He understands the hard work and dedication people have when migrating to this country. It is for this reason, that Mr. Benavidez works hard in helping people with their legal problems.

Mr. Benavidez attended CSU Chico, where he earned his BA degree in Political Studies and an option in legal studies. He graduated with highest honors and was accepted to the Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law at Arizona State University. During his time at ASU Law, he was awarded a prestigious fellowship to work with the Florence Immigrants and Refugee Rights Project.

Upon graduation in 2005 he moved back to Northern California where he currently runs his law practice in Sacramento. Arturo  enjoys running, boxing, camping and, basically all outdoor activities.