Mike Arnold, Eugene, Oregon Attorney
Being a former prosecutor, Mike Arnold is experienced in handling jury trials and complicated criminal litigation including multiple parties and witnesses, specialist witnesses, large discoveries and high risk cases. Mike understands the science involved in refuting DUI cases and has won DUI jury trials involving alcohol, prescription drugs, marijuana, methamphetamine, etc.
Mike’s Attorney Practice Philosophy
Mike follows the philosophy of knowing more about the facts and law than anyone else present in the court. His motto is “hard work means success in the most complex of litigation.” Different than ferrying offers from prosecutors, Mike prepares the case for settlement as if it was a trial case.
Education and Background
After being raised in Parkville, Missouri, north of Kansas City, Mike attended college at Truman State University in Kirksville. He was a member of Truman’s nationally-ranked rugby team as well.
Thereafter, he graduated from Truman State in December of 1997 and moved to Eugene with his wife Jacy Arnold. He started his law education by attending law school at the University of Oregon where he was honored with a Wayne Morse Fellowship.
During his studies at the law school, Mike worked two jobs simultaneously by working at a small personal injury firm and at the Lane County District Attorney’s Office, mainly prosecuting DUI and driving offenses. He conducted several jury trials while still in law school, including a felony Marijuana grow, driving crimes, DUIIs, assaults, etc.
History of employment
Mike continued working at the private litigation firm after his graduation from the law school in year 2001. He carried on his legal practice at the trial litigation firm, handling personal injury cases. Later, in 2002, he joined his wife Jacy Arnold at Arnold Law Firm and focused on serving residents of Eugene.
For several years, Mike was a prosecutor with the city of Eugene, handling countless DUI cases from beginning to end.
Professional Organizations & Activities
- Federal Bar (United States District Court for the District of Oregon & United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit)
- Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Lane County Bar Association
- Roland K. Rodman American Inn of Court
- Trial Practice Instructor, University of Oregon School of Law (2003, 2005, & 2006)
- Alumni Member, ERFC
- Gun Owners Caucus of the Democratic Party of Oregon
Hobbies and Interests
Mike and Jacy Arnold came to Oregon for its limitless outdoor opportunities. With both of their families histories in farming, they soon found a family farm of their own outside of Eugene. They use their free time to explore Oregon’s coast, it’s boundless rivers, and to raise sustainable pork, poultry and produce.
Contact Mike Arnold Today
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