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Christopher D. Lockwood - San Bernadino, CA

1881 South Business Center DriveSuite 9A San Bernadino, CA 92408

Updated: 02/28/2023

San Bernadino General Civil Litigation and Trials Lawyer


Christopher Lockwood received his BA in 1980 from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his JD in 1983 from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. The focus of his practice is legal research, writing, writs and appeals. He is a California Board Certified Specialist in appellate law. His distinguished career includes 29 published intermediate appellate decisions, three California Supreme Court decisions and over 200 unpublished appellate decisions...

About Christopher D. Lockwood

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • General Civil Litigation and Trials
  • Appeals and Writs

Representative Cases

  • Arista v. County of Riverside (2018) 29 Cal.App.4th 1051.
  • Armendariz v. Penman (9th Cir. 1994) 31 F.3d 860, and (9th Cir. En banc 1996) 75 F.3d 1311
  • Bailey v. County of Riverside (9th Cir. 2005) 414 F.3d 1023
  • Benigni v. City of Hemet, 853 F.2d 1519 (9th Cir. 1988), modified 868 F.2d 307, modified 879 F.2d 473.
  • Bostrom v. County of San Bernardino (1995) 35 Cal. App. 4th 1654
  • In re Castro (9th Cir. 1990) 919 F.2d 107
  • Chaker v. Crogan (9th Cir. 2005) 428 F.3d 1215 (amicus brief)
  • Coppinger v. Rawlins (2015) 239 Cal. App. 4th 608
  • County Inmate Telephone Service Cases (2020) 48 Cal.App.5th 354.
  • County of Riverside v. Superior Court (Madrigal), 27 Cal.4th 793 (2002).
  • County of Riverside v. Superior Court (Madrigal) (2002) 27 Cal. 4th 79
  • Cumming v. City of San Bernardino Redevelopment Agency (2002) 101 Cal. App. 4th 1229;
  • Flethez v. San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Assn., 2 Cal.5th 630 (2017).
  • Green v. County of Riverside (2015) 238 Cal. App. 4th 1363
  • Irwin v. City of Hemet (1994) 22 Cal. App. 4th 507
  • Jenkins v. County of Riverside (2006) 138 Cal. App. 4th 593
  • Jenkins v. County of Riverside (9th Cir. 2006) 398 F.3d 1093
  • Jocer Enterprises, Inc. v. Price (2010) 183 Cal. App. 4th 559
  • King v. CompPartners, Inc. (2018) 5 Cal.5th 1039.
  • Manta Management Corp. v. City of San Bernardino (2008) 43 Cal. 4th 400
  • Morgan v. Davidson (2018) 29 Cal.App.4th 540.
  • People v. Stanistreet (2003) 29 Cal. 4th 497 (amicus brief)
  • Roberts v. College of Desert (9th Cir. 1989) 870 F.2d 1411
  • Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System v. Superior Court (2011) 195 Cal. App. 4th 440 (amicus brief)
  • Salazar v. Diversified Paratransit, Inc. (2004) 117 Cal. App. 4th 318 (amicus brief)
  • Saman v. Robins, 173 F.3d 1150 (9th Cir. 1999).
  • San Bernardino Physicians’ Servs. Medical Group v. County of San Bernardino (9th Cir. 1986) 825 F.2d 1404;
  • Sanchez v. County of San Bernardino (2009) 176 Cal. App. 4th 516
  • Soto v. County of Riverside, E042725 (2008) 162 Cal. App. 4th 492
  • Stubblefield Constr. Co. v. Superior Court (2000) 81 Cal. App. 4th 762; 97 Cal. Rptr. 2d 121;
  • Stubblefield Construction Co. v. City of San Bernardino (1995) 32 Cal. App. 4th 687;
  • Urethane Foam Experts, Inc. v. Latimer (1995) 31 Cal. App. 4th 763
  • Watson v. County of Riverside (9th Cir. 2002) 300 F.3d 1092
  • Z.V. v. County of Riverside (2015) 238 Cal. App. 4th 889


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

Past Positions

  • Arias, Lockwood & Gray, Partner, 2003 - 2006
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Partner, 1996 - 2003
  • MacLachlan, Burford & Arias, Partner, 1984 - 1996


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1983
  • Marquette University , Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1980

Office Information


1881 South Business Center DriveSuite 9A San Bernadino, CA 92408

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