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Arnold P Mordkin

Arnold P Mordkin

also known as Arnie Mordkin, Snowmass Law, Inc.

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury, Family, Medical Malpractice, Divorce & Separation, Car Accidents, Child Abuse, Child Custody, Child Support

About Me

I have a wide and varying legal background.  I'm a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a BA in Political Science. I earned the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California, School of Law, where I was a member and Editor of the University of Southern California Law Review.  After graduating in the upper percentage of my class, I went back to law school and obtained a post graduate certification in Medical-Legal studies.
 I served as a Judge of the North Orange County Judicial District, achieving the position of Assistant Presiding Judge.  I also served as a Judge ProTem and Arbitrator-Mediator for the Orange County Superior Court.  I have served as the Managing Principal of several medium sized law firms.  My experience includes being an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Irvine University School of Law and an Associate Professor of Law at the Western States College of Law. 
 I came to the Roaring Fork Valley over 17 years ago, where I have practiced law ever since, with emphasis on criminal defense of all types of cases.  My experience ranges from defending homicide to DUI case to persons accused of minor petty offenses. I have tried several hundred jury trials. I have won multi figure economic verdicts for my injured clients. I have successfully presented cases before the California and Colorado Supreme Courts.  I am admitted to Practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Colorado, The Supreme Court of California (inactive), and several Districts of the United States District Courts.  I am a former Chief Deputy District Attorney for the 9th Judicial District of Colorado, in charge of managing the Aspen Office of the District Attorney.
I have resumed his private practice of law and can call upon my vast experience in the legal profession and my many contacts and colleagues to serve each of my clients with individual and undivided attention.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1963

  1. DUI & DWI: 37%
  2. Criminal Defense: 37%
  3. Family: 4%
  4. Personal Injury: 4%
  5. Other: 12%
  6. More 



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Peter John Marek

    Experience counts. As a former prosecutor, judge, law professor with decades of experience Mr. Mordkin has a reputation of excellence that few can match. Do yourself a favor if you will settle for nothing but the best and schedule a consultation. KUDOS


    Peter Marek Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey Larkin Wertz

    I endorse my friend Arnie Mordkin. There is no substitute for vast experience over decades of practice in the trenches and Arnie has that for certain. He puts his clients first and that is what makes him as good as he is.


    Jeffrey Wertz Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Arnold P. Mordkin,

25 Lower Woodbridge Rd.
P.O. Box 6940
Snowmass Village, CO, 81615-6940

Snowmass Law., Inc.

P.O. Box 2551
Aspen, CO, 81612





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Committment to ExcelenceOffice of the District Attorney2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV Rated, DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySnowmass Law, Inc.2013 - Present
Chief Deputy District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office 9th Judical District2008 - 2013
CouncilpersonTown of Snowmass Village2000 - 2011
CouncilpersonTown of Snowmass Village2000 - 2010
Planning CommissionerTown of Snowmass Village1998 - 2000
Planning CommissionerTown of Snowmass Village1997 - 2000
AttorneyArnold P. Mordkin, PC1996 - 2008
Managing PartnerBridgman, Mordkin, Gould & Shapiro1981 - 1995
Assistant ProfessorWestern States College of Law1981 - 1983
Adjunct Professor of LawIrvine University School of Law1979 - 1981
JudgeNorth Orange County Judicial District1978 - 1979
Managing PartnerHara & Mordkin1964 - 1978
AssociateLaw Office of Mark F. Joseph1962 - 1964


Association NamePosition NameDuration
U.S. District Court, District of ColoradoN/A2006 - Present
United States Supreme CourtN/A1974 - Present
U.S. Distriict Court, Southern District, CaliforniaN/A1963 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of California (inactive)MemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. FurnishConviction reversed, defendant freed
White v. Valentaslander per se
People v, ArapuValid search

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Publication NameTitleDate
Southern California Law ReviewProperty Settlement Agreements1962
Southern California Law ReviewProbation and Sentence-Informaion in Aggrevation or Mitigation of Punishment1961


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California, School of LawMedical-Legal StudiesAdvanced Professional Training1964
University of Southern California, School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1962
University of Southern CaliforniaN/AAB1959

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Legal Updates, 20122012 Cases & Code Updates2012
Assessment of DangerousnessAssessment of Dangerousness1965