About Us

Arellano Law Firm PC is a general practice litigation law firm with over two decades of combined legal experience amongst its attorneys.

Our law firm can assist you from the beginning: reviewing your legal issues/documents, litigation counseling, contract and business negotiations, and even representing at trial.

Areas of law that our firm practices includes business, general civil practice, wills & trusts, immigration, accidents or personal injury, and construction & real estate law.

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

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Higinio Arellano

founding partner

Higinio Arellano obtained his bachelor’s of science degree from Berkeley and a juris doctor degree from Sandra Day O’Connor Law School in Arizona. 

In Arizona while completing his second year and third year in law school, Mr. Arellano worked as a summer associate for a prominent Arizona law firm handling complex research matters in 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.

After a couple of years, Mr. Arellano moved to Oregon where he provided contract review, drafting, and negotiation for a prominent architecture and engineering firm in Portland, Oregon.

Mr. Arellano also provides of counsel advanced motion practice research and writing to local Oregon law firms in the area of contracts, construction defect, and other complex litigation matters.  As a motions practice attorney who has drafted countless motions for summary judgement and other dispositive motions, Mr. Arellano truly enjoys litigation, legal research and legal writing.

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.

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Katherine Goodman

of counsel attorney

Katherine Goodman is of counsel to Arellano Law Firm PC and is licensed to practice law in Oregon.  She is a passionate attorney from Minnesota who made the journey to Oregon after receiving her JD from Valparaiso University. Katherine also has a BS in Biology, BA in Environmental Studies and LLM from Lewis and Clark Law School.

She has a passion for animals and loves spending time with her cat and dog on the weekends relaxing when she is not kickboxing, running, hiking, and cooking.

James A. Markin IV

paralegal

James A. Markin IV provides advanced and comprehensive paralegal support to attorneys from inception of a case to jury trial support.  Mr. Markin obtained his bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Political Science from the University of Puget Sound in Washington.

James has a broad and comprehensive legal support professional resume in personal injury, contract, real estate and business law.  He is fluent in Spanish, learned braille in Chiapas, Mexico and has even volunteered his legal assistant services in law firms in Mexico.

He is currently pursuing an advanced law degree and hopes to pursue international law, civil rights law, public interest and/or environmental law.

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