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Arthur A. Small
  • Principal Attorney and Counselor at Law


Stockton, CA






Arthur Small is the founder and principal of The Law Office of Arthur A. Small II. For more than 20 years, he has successfully litigated jury, court, and appellate matters on behalf of his clients with a focus on business and commercial law, creditor’s rights, prejudgment remedies, real property matters and commercial collections.

While a principal partner at the firm of Parish & Small, Arthur concentrated on business and civil litigation and appellate matters on behalf of his clients involving banking law, bankruptcy, business law, commercial law, commercial collections, construction, creditor's rights, embezzlement and fraud, personal injury, prejudgment remedies and a variety of real property and real estate disputes.

Upon becoming a member of the State Bar of California in 1989, Arthur served as an associate attorney with the law firm of Sullivan, Workman & Dee, located in downtown Los Angeles, California. Arthur's practice areas included complex business litigation, commercial foreclosure and related bankruptcy relief, eminent domain and land use matters on behalf of his clients.

Areas Of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Commercial Collections
  • Creditor’s Rights
  • Prejudgment Remedies
  • Real Property Matters
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Commercial Foreclosure
  • Bankruptcy Relief
  • Eminent Domain
  • Land Use Matters
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 1988
  • University of California at Davis
    • B.S. - 1984
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science and Rhetoric


  • “Collecting Your Client’s Judgment: From Abstracts to UCCs,” 2013 MCLE Masters Series, SJCBA, Stockton, Calif., January 2013
  • “Prejudgment Remedies – Writs of Attachment, Possession and Receiverships,” 2012 Masters Series, SJCBA, Stockton, Calif., January 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member, 1989
  • American Bar Association
  • San Joaquin County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association , Commercial Law, Bankruptcy and Remedies Sections
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Past Employment Positions

  • Parish & Small, Principal Partner
  • Law firm of Sullivan, Workman & Dee, located in downtown Los Angeles, California., Associate Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • UC Davis Alumni Network
  • University of The Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • American Heart Association

Case Results

  • Arthur A. Small successfully obtained a prejudgment Writ of Attachment remedy securing $2.75 million of a $3 million claim brought by client. The case eventually settled without trial recovering more than $3 million of the client’s money.
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  • Arthur A. Small successfully represented a local community bank in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceedings concerning a loan made by the bank and secured by a boat marina. Mr. Small’s efforts led to recovery by the bank of the entire $2 million obligation.
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  • Arthur Small and his banking client prevailed at trial involving a secured loan made to a borrower. The borrower defaulted on its loan to the bank; secretly transferred the vehicles ..
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  • Arthur A. Small II represented a food distributor client in a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceeding characterizing sums due the client by debtor as priority claims leading to the recovery of $250,000 ..
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