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11.19.2015 – Prior Bad Acts Evidence for Defense Attorneys

There has been an OEC 403 (character evidence) paradigm shift in the admissibility of other acts evidence that has occurred in light of State v. Williams, 357 Or 1 (2015). This set of ten articles will focus on what has changed and the new steps for the “other acts” analysis.  We will also review all of the post-Williams other acts cases…

10.30.2015 – University of Oregon’s Kangaroo Court student conduct process exposed by local lawsuit by civil rights lawyer Marianne Dugan.

Jessica May weighs in on this horrible University process…

09.29.2015 – University of Oregon denies due process to students accused of sexual abuse

The University of Oregon student conduct discipline process typically denies students the right to cross-examine witnesses and conduct a constitutionally adequate investigation. This article explores why an education activates due process rights and what rights are being violated by the university…

09.28.2015 – Appealing University Student Conduct Hearings to an Independent Court

Attorneys Jessica May and Janet Holcomb on how the University of Oregon student conduct discipline process may be appealed to an actual court with accountability to the law rather than University special interests…

09.21.2015 – False U of O Rape Allegations Dismissed in Plea Deal

Arnold Law’s investigation into a false sexual abuse allegation learned of exculpatory information leading to a Coercion plea deal that…

09.18.2015 – Klamath County Train Crash Homicide Charges Dismissed

Almost two years after the death of his wife and brother, and seven months after the State filed charges, two Criminally Negligent Homicide charges against Nicholas Jordan Conway have been dismissed by Klamath County Sr. Deputy District Attorney Sharon Forster on September 15, 2015. The State filed the Motion to dismiss on grounds that the “State…

07.12.2015 – Linn County Rollover DUII/Manslaughter Charge

Given the photos, the damage would not have likely caused a death had the passenger been belted in. A private accident reconstruction should be started as soon as possible.

07.10.2015 – Attorney Adam Shelton on Juvenile Court (Video)

Adam Shelton offers his video commentary on breaking news in Lane County – the civic stadium fire (arson) case.

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07.10.2015 – Attorney Lissa Casey on Oregon Death Penalty (video)

Lissa Casey offers her video commentary on breaking news in Lane County – an aggravated murder case in Springfield, Oregon.

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05.22.2015 – Self-Defense Shooting Murder Case Reduced to Negligent Homicide

Marine Corps veteran Gerald Strebent was facing 25 years for shooting an unarmed man with an AR-15 after a traffic collision. He accepted a plea deal after 15 months of litigation.

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04.09.2015 – Arnold Law Voted Eugene’s Readers’ Choice Law Firm

The Register Guard’s readers understand that the right legal team can make all the difference. That’s why Arnold Law is proud to be 2015’s Readers’ Choice First Place Winner in the Law Firm category.

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04.08.2015 – Mike Arnold Wins 14-Minute Not Guilty DUII Verdict

Last week Mike Arnold Won a 0.09% BAC DUII jury trial in Lane County Circuit Court.

Mike Arnold and Jessica May’s client had a Commercial Driver’s License and his truck driving job was on the line. He wasn’t diversion eligible due to the CDL.

Oregon’s top DUII cop stopped their client for a traffic infraction and video recorded the FSTs.

DUIIs are some of the toughest, most science based of all criminal investigations and trials. They are highly technical and are generally tried by an expert DUII police officer who has seen the inside of a courtroom many, many times.

There’s a lot on the line in a DUII case.

03.31.2015 – Emilia Gardner Again selected as Rising Star

For the second year in a row, Emilia was selected by Super Lawyers.


Only 2.5 percent of Oregon lawyers receive this honor. Emilia has impressed colleagues and opposing parties by her ability to distill complex facts into workable projects while overseeing and coordinating litigation teams.

Emilia, who grew up in Lane County, enjoys both complex civil and criminal cases, having worked homicides, wrongful deaths, and complex business disputes.

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01.01.2015 – Attorney Wins Newport, Oregon, Criminal Defense Trial

Arnold Law lawyer Mike Arnold won a New Year’s Eve criminal trial victory when a Lincoln County jury came back after only 12 minutes of jury deliberations with a not guilty verdict. The Newport, Oregon, client was charged with domestic violence Assault IV.
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05.15.2014 – Lawyer Wins Controlled Substances DUII Trial in Medford, Oregon

In a Medford (Jackson County) DUII trial, Arnold Law attorney Mike Arnold won a not guilty verdict. In the Medford, Oregon, DUII trial, Mike represented a Jackson County resident who admitted to smoking Marijuana and taking prescription Vicodin.
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12.03.2013 – Rogelio Cassol Honored as 20 Under 40 Rising Business Star

Rogelio Cassol was recently honored as one of Eugene’s 20 Under 40 Rising Business Stars.

The award is through Blue Chip, Lane County’s monthly business magazine. 20 Under 40 recognizes local business leaders who are successful in their given field and make a significant contribution to their company and their community.

Rogelio was nominated by Meghan McMahon, past president of the Eugene Active 20-30 Club of which Rogelio is the current club president.  He was nominated due to the “invaluable insight and knowledge” he has brought to the 20-30 Club and because “his commitment to each organization and client he serves is inspiring,” said McMahon.

Rogelio’s commitment to the community and children is evident in his work raising money for organizations that benefit children.  He has chaired the 20-30 Club’s charity raffle and its Duck Pen to raise money for local non-profits, including Parenting Now!, Candlelighters for Children With Cancer and…

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10.04.2013 – Retired Judge Janet Holcomb Joins Arnold Law

Arnold Law is happy to announce the addition of retired judge Janet Holcomb as senior counsel.

Janet’s practice will focus on settlement conferences (mediations) and arbitrations with represented parties. She also will be assisting clients in complex litigation matters.

“I am excited that retired Judge Janet Holcomb is joining the Arnold Law team as she will be an invaluable asset to our clients,” founding partner Jacy Arnold said. “She brings a breadth of experience to the firm that can only be gained from years on the bench where she actually decided issues that our clients face in the cases we handle every day. Oftentimes, cases that go to trial are the ones where custody, spousal support, asset division, or the value of a business is highly contested. It is not uncommon for each party’s experts to take opposite positions and even be opining on amounts that are hundreds of thousands of dollars apart. Pairing Janet’s extensive past experience on the bench with our lawyers and experts will only further strengthen our clients’ case strategies and trial positions…”

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8.26.13 – Not Guilty of Manslaughter in First Degree: 45-minute jury verdict after 2-week Linn County trial

Managing partner Michael Arnold and associate attorney Lissa Casey won not-guilty verdicts for Manslaughter I and Evidence Tampering after a two-year battle in Linn County on August 26, 2013. This vehicular homicide allegation resulted from a single-vehicle, two-occupant DUI motorcycle accident.

This complex two-week trial involving over thirty witnesses was a good example of Arnold Law’s ability to distill complicated cases down to something manageable for a jury. This case was particularly expert-witness heavy and rich with engineering and physics principles. Lead counsel Mike Arnold was able to present these concepts to the jury by a focused preview in his opening statements and science-rich cross-examination of the state’s witnesses. The evidence presentation culminated with a computer simulation of the motorcycle accident during the defense accident reconstructionist. The state attempted to offer an accident reconstruction of its own but Arnold was able to successfully prevent its admissibility through a OEC 104 hearing outside the presence of the jury due to its inaccuracies and exaggerations, including a blood pool that did not comport with reality.

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06.15.2013 – Arnold Law Wins Dismissal of Medford Jessica’s Law Child Sex Abuse Charges

A falsely accused client was exonerated after a tireless investigation by our criminal defense team in Jackson County…

5.10.13 – Arnold Law Recognized for Allowing Babies at Work

Arnold Law’s policy of allowing working moms to bring their newborns to work has been a big hit with the office moms and the rest of the Arnold Law staff that get to see happy babies every day. The local ABC news affiliate, KEZI, ran a Mother’s Day piece recognizing this unique employment policy.

12.21.12 – Arnold Law Recognized for Firm Gun Safety Class

Arnold Law has a policy of allowing employee firearms at the office, assuming a concealed handgun license and other procedures are followed. KEZI ran a story about Arnold Law taking a slightly different approach to the recent mass shootings in Portland and Connecticut. This class and the announcement of Arnold Law hosting a free all-women gun safety class for the public was well received by the community. Watch the KEZI video piece here.

06.01.12 – Oregon’s Anti-SLAPP Statute

An analysis of Oregon’s anti-SLAPP Suit statute by Emilia Gardner and Mike Arnold.

09.08.11 – Arnold Law Secures Dismissal of False Rape Charges after Almost Two Years

Two weeks before the Measure 11 Rape in the First Degree trial the Benton County DA dismissed charges against our falsely accused client…

06.20.10 – Corvallis Personal Injury Lawsuit Settles

The Arnold Law personal injury attorney team settled a products liability motorcycle vs. motor vehicle crash case after an exhaustive scientific investigation…

04.02.2009 – Mike Wins Personal Injury Jury Trial in Marion County (Salem)

Mike won a personal injury jury trial defending a falsely accused defendant sued for alleged sexual harassment in his government job

07.11.2007 – Josephine County Personal Injury Victory

Mike Arnold helped a young father win what was said after trial to be the largest Grants Pass personal injury MVA verdict in county history (unconfirmed)…

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