also known as Thurman W. Arnold, III, C.F.L.S.
A native of Palm Springs, Attorney Thurman W. Arnold has been providing family law services to the residents of his home city for 32 years. He began his post-secondary education at Reed College of Portland, OR, back in 1974, earning a Certificate of Excellence for his achievements there. He went on to attend UC Santa Barbara, where he earned his B.A. with honors. After receiving his J.D. from Lewis and Clark School, and serving as a member of its nationally recognized Environmental Law Review, he was admitted to the California bar in 1982.
He joined his father and began practicing civil law in Palm Springs, but soon recognized his passion and talent for helping people get through the emotional and financial strains of intra-family disputes. To better assist his clients in this pursuit, he became a Certified Family Law Specialist, which has given him extensive knowledge on the subject of family law. He is also a California Superlawyer and Martindale AV rated. He is honored to serve those with family law cases such as complex property division, spousal support, marital agreements, child support, parental rights, the division of family businesses, and related topics.
As a fifth generation attorney whose grandfather was appointed Assistant Attorney General of the United States by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Attorney Arnold strives to uphold the legacy that a long line of men before him had begun. He is dedicated to ethical and tough representation, yet he incorporates Zen mindfulness techniques in helping his clients to manage divorce reactivity. He believes that those who apsire to peacemaking or who hire peacemaking attorneys with huge experience end up with much better outcomes, and less financial and emotional burdens, even if portions or all of their cases must be litigated.
Mr. Arnold is an avid writer, providing much free legal assistance and helpful information on his website and The Enlightened Divorce Blog™. His goal is to help people make informed decisions about their family law matters, no matter if they are his clients or visitors to his Divorce Blog (which now receives almost 1 million page reads each year). To judge for yourself, visit his website or make an appointment with his firm to take advantage of a free initial consultation! We invite you Google his name and reputation, and to visit the Testimonials page of our website, www.ThurmanArnold.com!
Licensed since 1982
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I have had Mr. Arnold appear in my Courtroom over the years and now that I am retired , I have had the pleasure of collaborating with him on numerous projects and cases.He is dedicated and hardworking and has at the heart of his practice the clients needs and best interests foremost. He is able to litlgate a complicated matter with great skill as well as to resolve through mediation and settlement those cases that are amenable to alternate dispute resolution.A really great lawyer and leader in forward thinking Family Law issues.
Gretchen Taylor Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have been an attorney for 37 years and am a Certified Family Law Specialist. Mr Arnold and I have opposed each other in trial. He is very competent and an experienced attorney. Despite a partial trial, we were able to successfully resolve many issues without a lengthy trial. He has passed the written exam for family certification. Upon completion of the certification process, he will be a very fine addition to the list of certified family law specialists.
Gordon Meyer Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2015|
|California Divorce Superlawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|2014 Top Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2014|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Desert Bar Association||2013|
|Top Lawyer||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2013|
|Top Lawyer||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2012|
|Top Lawyer||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2011|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of California||2010|
|Member, Environmental Law Journal (Law Review)||Lewis and Clark Law School||1981|
|Degree With Honors||UCSB||1979|
|Certificate of Academic Excellence||Reed College||1975|
|Mediator||Desert Family Mediation Services||2009 - Present|
|Founding Owner||Law Firm of Thurman W. Arnold, III, C.F.L.S.||1982 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Family Law Section, Desert Bar Association||Chair||2011 - 2013|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Association of Certified Family Law Specialists||Member||2010 - Present|
|Mediators Beyond Borders||Member||2010 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Member, Warren Slaughter Chapter||2001 - 2003|
|Family Law Section, California State Bar||Member||2001 - Present|
|Riverside County Bar Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|Desert Bar Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|International Association of Collaborative Professionals||Member||N/A|
|International Association of Holistic Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)||The Growing Role of Mediation and Collaborative Law in Family Law Cases||2012|
|CuttingEdgeLaw.com||Consider Choosing a Peacemaking Lawyer||2010|
|Martindale-Hubbell publication||Lawyers as Front Line Crisis Responders||2010|
|CuttingEdgeLaw.com||In These Economic Times Consider Mindful Divorce||2010|
|CuttingEdgeLaw.com||The Power of Forgiveness in Divorce||2010|
|TransitionalFamilyResources.com||The Pursuit of Whose Happiness? Men?||2010|
|HG.org||Overcoming Addiction as a Coping Response to Domestic Violence||2010|
|Lewis & Clark Coll Northwestern SOL||Family Law||Juris Doctorate||1982|
|Univ of California Santa Barbara||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
|Loma Linda University||Family Sciences||N/A||N/A|