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Arnold Law Office, LLC
401 East Tenth Avenue,
Suite 400
Eugene, Oregon 97401
Phone: 541-303-2257
Fax: 541-338-9101
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C. Michael Arnold, Eugene, Oregon Attorney
Mike Arnold, Eugene, Oregon AttorneyManaging Partner

Location: Eugene, Oregon
Phone: (541) 303-2257
Fax: (541) 338-9101
E-mail: E-mail Me

Mike Arnold is experienced in jury trials and complex criminal litigation involving multiple parties and witnesses, voluminous discovery, expert witnesses, and high stakes.

Attorney Practice Philosophy

Mike's practice philosophy is simple: know more about the facts and law than the prosecutor, detectives, and court. Hard work wins cases. Mike does not just ferry offers from the prosecuting attorney to his clients. He prepares every case for settlement as if it were going to trial.

Education and Background

Mike grew up in Parkville, Missouri, a small Midwestern suburb along the Missouri River, north of Kansas City. His father was a pipefitter and his mother a screen printer. He attended college at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, where he started all four years on Truman's nationally-ranked rugby team and ultimately graduated summa cum laude.

After graduating from Truman State in December of 1997, he and Jacy Arnold moved to Eugene to attend law school at the University of Oregon where Mike was honored with a prestigious Wayne Morse Fellowship.

For two years during law school, he worked two jobs at once, one at a small personal injury firm and the other at the Lane County District Attorney's Office. At the DA's Office, he conducted grand jury, allowing him to see the inner workings of this secret body. He prosecuted many jury trials, including a felony Marijuana grow, DUIIs, assaults, driving crimes, etc.

Employment History

After graduating from law school in 2001, he continued working at the litigation firm representing clients in personal injury jury trials and defending clients accused of crimes. In 2002, he joined his wife Jacy at Arnold Law Office, where he focused on personal injury litigation and prosecution for the city of Eugene.

During his first few years of practice he was averaging more civil jury trials per year than most seasoned plaintiff's lawyers and more than all attorneys his age. He was averaging a little over one criminal jury trial a month as well.

While preparing for and trying cases by day, at night he would sharpen his skills by reading and re-reading the Oregon evidence treatise, books on depositions, and books on trial skills. It is not called the practice of law nothing. Mike realized early on that if you are not regularly trying cases and increasing your knowledge-base, your trial tools do not stay sharp.

Professional Organizations & Activities

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Federal Bar (United States District Court for the District of Oregon & United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit)
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Oregon Trial 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, Eugene Rugby Football Club
  • Gun Owners Caucus of the Democratic Party of Oregon

Mike and Quin Slocumb, Big Brother FallsHobbies and Interests

Mike works hard and plays hard. After work, by the light of his headlamp, he enjoys tending to his herd of rare American Guinea Hogs, raising poultry (chickens, turkeys, and quail), and fixing fence on their small farm outside of town. He and Jacy also have a large garden and small orchard.

They can their garden produce and often turn their grapes, apples and pears into wine, hard cider and hard perry. They also have a moderate-sized beekeeping operation which assists in higher-than-average yields in the garden and orchard due to having hundreds of thousands of pollinators in their backyard. That also allows him and Jacy to enjoy a spoonful of honey in their coffee and gives them plenty of raw materials for their homemade mead. At the Lane County Fair, Mike earned a blue ribbon for his winemaking.

After retiring a second time from Eugene Rugby Club in 2008, he began devoting his scarce free time to whitewater. When not relaxing on the farm, Mike now enjoys spending his time rafting class IV and V rivers in the Pacific Northwest. A photograph of him and his rafting parner dropping off of 30-ft. Big Brother Falls on the Upper White Salmon was featured in Canoe and Kayak Magazine's Whitewater Annual in 2011.

Contact a Eugene Criminal Defense Attorney Today

To speak with a trial attorney about your important legal issue, contact our firm today at 541-303-2257. To learn more about the other attorneys at Arnold Law Office, visit our "Attorneys" page.


Managing partner Mike Arnold on what sets Arnold Law Office apart:

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Arnold Law Office, LLC, represents clients throughout western, central and southern Oregon including Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis, Medford, Salem, Albany, Creswell, Junction City, Veneta, Glendale, Harrisburg, Brownville, Cottage Grove, Elkton, Sutherlin, Roseburg, Monroe, Lowell, Newport, Winston, Myrtle Creek, Florence, Newport, Oakridge, Klamath Falls, Medford, Ashland, Bend, and other towns in Lane County, Josephine County, Jackson County, Deschutes County, Multnomah County, Washington County, Clackamas County, Linn County, Douglas County, Marion County, Coos County, Lincoln County and Benton County.