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Donald J. Arnold was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland in 1961. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar and authorized to practice law before all Maryland Courts on December 29, 1986, thereafter being admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on January 16, 1987, the U.S. Court of Appeals (Fourth Circuit) on April 10, 1991, and the U. S. Supreme Court on July 16, 1993. His educational background includes graduating from Bel Air High School in 1979, Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry (Cum Laude) from West Virginia University in 1983, and University of Maryland School of Law (with honors) in 1986. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, and Harford County Bar Association.

  Mr Arnold joined the Bel Air Law Office of Frank Meadowcroft right out of college. He worked with the late Mr. Meadowcroft for several years before opening his own Law Office in Bel Air.

  Donald Arnold is a long time resident of Harford County, with deep ties to Harford County and Maryland. He is descended on his paternal grandmother's side of the family from original Maryland colonists arriving on the Arc and Dove in 1634 establishing the colony. His parents owned Arnold TV and Appliance in Bel Air for almost 40 years until it was closed by retirement in 1997. He is married with two children and two cats.

  Mr. Arnold has successfully represented clients at all levels of the Maryland State Court system, including the Court of Appeals, the Court of Special Appeals, various Circuit Courts, various District Courts, various Orphan's Courts, and various administrative courts including the Office of Administrative Hearings, Workers' Compensation Commission and Maryland Tax Court.


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 25%
    30 years
  2. Family: 23%
    30 years
  3. Personal Injury: 22%
    30 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 15%
    30 years
  5. Bankruptcy: 15%
    27 years


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    I had the good fortune to work with Don Arnold while I was clerking for an attorney in Bel Air. Don nicely combines a calm manner with a sharp mind. He is a skilled negotiator, with years of experience in the Maryland District and Circuit Courts. Excellent attorney!


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Contact info

Law Office Donald J. Arnold

403 Fulford Ave
Bel Air, MD, 21014


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Office Donald J Arnold1988 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Harford County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Maryland Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986