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41856 Ivy Street
Suite 207

Murrieta, CA 92562

Providing Knowledgeable Legal Counsel to Business Owners

An experienced negotiator, litigator and transactional attorney, Murrieta Business Lawyer Samuel Lockhart serves as counsel to entrepreneurs throughout the region. At Lockhart Law Firm, our main focus is the success of your business. We work diligently to create favorable outcomes in all of your business dealings. Whether you need knowledgeable legal counsel with respect to which type of business entity best suits your type of business, want to ensure compliance with State & Federal Employment Laws to avoid disputes with your employees, or are facing costly litigation, Murrieta Business Law Attorney Samuel Lockhart is here to provide intelligent and innovative legal solutions.

Contact Lockhart Law Firm A.P.C. today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Business & Commercial Law

  • Business Litigation – Skilled and aggressive representation geared towards favorably litigating and resolving business disputes arising from breach of contract, employment conflicts, shareholder disagreements, and disputes between business owners.
  • Business Formation – Knowledgeable assistance with the business formation process, including helping you choose the correct business entity based upon the type of business you plan on starting, and drafting all formation documents. Formation of all types of business entities, including Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Closely Held Companies, and Incorporation including S Corporations and C Corporations.
  • Business Transactions – Intelligent legal counsel pertaining to all business transactions, including negotiating & drafting business contracts, commercial purchase and sale agreements, lease agreements, employee handbooks, sub-contractor agreements, stock purchase agreements, non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements and trade secret agreements. We will thoroughly review your rights and responsibilities under the terms of any negotiated contract.
  • Construction Law – Diligent representation of residential & commercial general contractors and sub-contractors, including business formation, contracts, and litigation.
  • Employment Defense – Ensuring compliance with State & Federal Employment Laws, drafting employee handbooks and employment contracts, and the mediation, arbitration & litigation of employment disputes.

Call Lockhart Law Firm A.P.C. today at 951-450-8930 to arrange your consultation.

Attorney Samuel Lockhart

Attorney Samuel Lockhart earned his Juris Doctorate from Ohio State University after graduating from Brigham Young University with degrees in both Political Science and Korean. During his undergraduate studies, Mr. Lockhart joined the United States Army as a Korean Linguist, and graduated first in his class from the Defense Language Institute located in Monterey, California.

Mr. Lockhart later trained to be a Counter Intelligence Special Agent at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, located at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Upon completing his training, Mr. Lockhart served an 18 month tour in Afghanistan. While deployed, he operated in the capacity of a training officer for the Operations Management Team that took him on missions across all of Afghanistan. Mr. Lockhart was also the Officer in Charge of a Tactical Human Intelligence Team that was able to collect critical intelligence that directly resulted in the capture of insurgents and their various weapons of war.

Bar Admissions:

  • California State Bar Association


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law – Juris Doctorate
  • Brigham Young University – B.A. Political Science, B.A. Korean
  • United States Army Intelligence Center – Counter Intelligence Operations
  • Defense Language Institute – Korean Translation and Interpretation

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • United States District Court – Southern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals – 9th Circuit
  • California State Bar Association – Member, Business Law Section
  • California State Bar Association – Member, Employment Law Section
  • California State Bar Association – Trusts & Estates Section

"Great service and makes the complex easy to understand."

Sam has been a great resource for several years now. We have had the opportunity to work with mutual clients. Sam is able to explain complex legal strategies in way that makes sense without losing the important details that clients and advisors need to know.


"Highly recommend Lockhart Law Firm."

We have been a client of Sam Lockhart for a few years now, and he has been great! He is extremely sharp, always willing & able to answer any questions or concerns we have, and offer professional advice related to our needs. He came highly recommended to us, and we would certainly recommend him to any of our friends.

A client

"An attorney you can trust!"

I've worked with many attorneys in the past and lets just say it's been eye-opening. Sam really stands out in the world of attorneys! I would describe him as honest and helpful.. There are times when he could "take my money" but he lets me know if something is unnecessary or if there is a better way to accomplish my goal. This has helped to develop a lot of trust. He is great at managing a big plan with all of the pieces and moving parts that entails. He is my go to resource when I have a question about business law, asset protection, or real estate transactions.


I work for a CPA firm and Sam has helped a number of our clients. The feedback from all of them has been excellent. He's a pleasure to work with and is very honest. His knowledge of the law is far beyond his years. I look forward to working with him for many years to come.


Genuine and Approachable.

Mr. Lockhart helped us with some business matters regarding employees. We were very appreciative of his advise. The thing that I like best about him is that he was very genuine and approachable. We felt like we could ask any question, no matter how trivial, which was very important to us. I would highly recommend Mr. Lockhart for any legal situation. He is extremely knowledgeable and we would definitely call on him again, should we have the need!


Excellent service and knowledge!

Sam worked with me to establish a new structure for my company. He has extensive business knowledge and offered advice and ideas that I had not considered. He completed all work early, is detail-oriented and made sure I understood every aspect of the project. Sam has strong communication skills and I enjoy working with him.


Remarkable (Honest) Attorney

Sam Lockhart is not the first attorney I have hired, but he is unique for the simple reason that he is a very honest attorney. Many people believe that an honest attorney is an oxymoron, but Sam changed all of that. I highly recommend him.


Always there when you need him!

Excellent attorney! Samuel has been representing us for the last 4 years. Always there when you need him. Responsive, Reliable, knowledgeable and gets the job done. I highly recommended Samuel Lockhart for your legal needs.


Excellent Business Attorney

We initially retained Sam Lockhart a few years ago to negotiate with our landlord to reduce our monthly rent on the space we lease for our business. He was able to achieve a 40% rent reduction which was huge for us, much more than we expected. He assisted us with setting up another Corporation, establishing our Family Trust...


Excellent day at the office

Sam Did both a couple of trust and some contract work for my mother and I and we were delighted at the end results of all his hard work. Avery pleasant family man who really knows his job. Also Caleb, his assistant is quite knowledgeable in expediting and minimizing my workload as a client. I would recommend this law group to all. Top notch experience and I will use them again.


“We would highly recommend Lockhart Law Firm. They were highly professional and very efficient. Sam Lockhart and Graham Theriault are so great to work with. They made everything simple and easy. Again we would highly recommend their services to our family, friends and colleagues! Thank you!”

Randy & Linda T.

We have used Lockhart Law Firm for our business. Mr. Lockhart is very knowledgeable and most helpful to us. He always gets back to me promptly. Graham is always professional as well. I confidently recommend this law firm.

Sharon E.

Samuel was instrumental in reviewing franchise and lease documents related to the opening of our business. He was thorough and efficient and I would not hesitate to recommend him to a friend.

Rob H.

By far the most fair Law firm I have ever dealt with. Graham and Sam have gone above and beyond on every level. Their knowledge in and around business litigation and corporate structure in the legal sense astounds me and my wife every day! I am so thankful I took the time to get away from my large firm in Los Angeles to choose a local group. This made all the difference in the world!

Sheldon M.

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