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Arnold Law – Powerful Advocacy, Proven Results

The attorneys at Arnold Law are not afraid to tackle the important policy issues in addition to assisting clients in legal cases. Arnold Law’s attorneys are outspoken on the legal issues that affect all citizens.

None of us are immune from the collateral consequences of important legal issues. It might not be you that is falsely accused of a crime or overcharged by a district attorney, but these issues could affect a loved one or family member.

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We are in the trenches of the legal world, fighting for clients.  That gives attorneys a unique perspective to identify problems with the legal system.

Many attorneys do not voice these observations for several reasons:

1. Problems with the legal system increase profits for law firms (i.e., Measure 11 increases litigation costs greatly).

2. Fear of retaliation: many of the problems are caused by those in power (judges, district attorneys, other attorneys, etc.).

3. Lack of time: there are only so many hours in the day and you cannot bill for policy issues.

We like to think that we voice our opinions and observations on legal issues out of a desire to help the public and better society. However, since we are all trial lawyers at Arnold Law, there’s a good chance that whatever personality traits cause to us to wage war in the courtroom makes it impossible for us to stand silent on important legal issues.

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Arnold Law Commentary and Media Quotes

Attorneys at Arnold Law are often quoted by local and regional media on court cases of public interest. Also, our attorneys comment on local and regional issues in op-ed newspaper pieces as well as on our Facebook page and our YouTube channel.

Examples of Arnold Law’s legal issue commentary:

Gun rights/Second Amendment

Religious liberties

Death penalty

Campus sex: consent & false rape allegations

Juvenile court

For more information about Arnold Law, call 541-338-9111 or fill out the form to the left or right.

 

 

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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.