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About Me

I am a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, practicing in both State and Federal Courts in Florida and Georgia.  I am actively involved in adult and children's athletics.  I volunteer teaching at my son's school and well as a client's private high school.  I am have been the chair of the criminal law section of the Jacksonville Bar Association for the last three years.  Prior to that, I was commissioner of the Jacksonville Bar Association's Sports Leagues for four year.  I am marrried to Melissa Gross-Arnold a partner at Lewis, Longman, and Walker.  We have one child, Benjamin. 


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    16 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    11 years, 100 cases


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Anthony Richard Tuorto

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Anthony Tuorto Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Shawn. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Arnold Law Firm

6279 Dupont Station Court
Jacksonville, FL, 32217-2567


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200909/08/2015
FLMember in Good Standing200009/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerFlorida Bar2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerArnold Law Firm2004 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office2000 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Jacksonville Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionChair2007 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. TippinsDefendant found not guilty in less than an hour by jury. See link:
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor--With Honors1999
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Jacksonville Bar Association Professionalism SymposiumEthical Consideration of Prosecutors and Defenders2010
Jacksonville Bar AssociationCase Law Update2009
Florida Coastal School of Law Alumni CLEConfrontation Clause2009
Jacksonville Bar Criminal Law SectionCase Law Update2008
Trial Practice CLEJury Selection2007