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02.09.2017 – Another Marijuana DUI Not Guilty Verdict

Yesterday we won a really interesting and tough case involving an alleged running of a red light where the client crashed into a car with five passengers at 9 p.m. Two of them were little kids in car seats. Three people were said to be injured in the crash. My client admitted to consuming marijuana in the morning at 8:30. Two police officer DREs (Drug Recognition Evaluators) opined that… [read full article]

09.21.2016 – New “Law is War” podcast episode on objections

Law is war and objections are a tactic that, when used, should meet your overall strategic goals. An attorney should never make a frivolous objection. All objections… [read full article]


12.08.2015 – Jacy Arnold Honored as 20 Under 40 Rising Business Star

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

The award is through Blue Chip, the monthly business magazine. 20 Under 40 recognizes local Eugene business leaders who are successful in their given field and make a significant contribution to their company and their…

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 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…

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…

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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 …”

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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… [read full article]

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  • Firm Philosophy

    A Team Approach to Litigation

    At Arnold Law we look at every case as a team effort. The team consists of your lawyers, Arnold Law support staff, experts, investigators, and YOU.

    Let’s break this down, starting with YOU: You as the client are a vital part of the legal team. You have been living the events that have led up to this litigation. You are often the best person to consult for historical information and background. Clients have also been known to come up with some very creative and strategic legal ideas. Because of this, we encourage clients to brainstorm ideas and we listen to them carefully. Of course, without legal training, many ideas of clients are legally impossible or invalid, but that’s okay. Because there is often a gem in there that even the lawyers didn’t think of.

    Next, are the lawyers. Picking a lawyer or team of lawyers is often the most important decision a person makes in their life if the stakes of the case are high enough. Let’s take a divorce for example. Many people say that picking a spouse is the most difficult/important choice. That’s true on many levels, but you can divorce them; the choice isn’t permanent. If you choose a divorce lawyer poorly, you might be saddled permanently with their financial errors (i.e., support, missing assets, improperly divided retirement accounts, etc.). If you pick a criminal defense lawyer poorly, you may face the permanent consequences from a prison cell or at the unemployment office.

    Our Size Allows Flexibility for Each Case

    Our firm’s structure allows us to give each case the appropriate resources that it deserves in line with the client’s goals. If a client has a cost saving goal, then they may elect to have an associate attorney handle their case, knowing that a partner oversees their work and gives guidance. This allows clients to have the best of both worlds: the oversight of an experienced partner with the cost-saving advantage of an associate attorney to do the day-to-day work.

    For the more complex cases in the firm, two attorneys may be assigned to the case, particularly in commercial litigation and complex criminal defense. Two attorneys on a case has several advantages. Primarily, it allows an experienced attorney on the case with an associate attorney to bill less money per hour on tasks not requiring the partner. This allows money to go much farther and also saves costs through efficiencies (lawyers are assigned tasks based on their strengths). This way we can avoid billing partner rates for research projects or discovery projects, for instance.

    The old adage that “two heads are better than one” also holds true. Part of becoming experienced is acquiring wisdom. And wisdom is often knowing what you don’t know. Oftentimes, it’s the young associate attorney (or even the client) who comes up with the fresh perspective in a case that proves to be the game winning idea.

    Another reason that two heads are better than one is because we are a trial firm. Clients hire us because we are trial lawyers. This means sometimes we are in trial and unavailable on other cases. Having another lawyer up-to-speed assists greatly in these instances.