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Jamie Arnold, a native southerner, brings a unique perspective to the practice of law.  Prior to law school, Jamie worked in a lab, studying disease causing germs.  Now he brings that focus and zeal for challenge to help people with their legal matters.  Jamie has extensive experience in criminal law, family law, divorce, custody, and civil litigation.  Additionally, he has successfully argued Social Security Disability cases in multiple states.  

Despite his experience in the courtroom, Jamie believes the most important component to a successful case is the relationship he has with his clients.  “Clients need to be able to talk to me, and to trust that I have their back. Building a trust and rapport is the foundation of a winning case.”  Jamie is also a veteran of both the Air Force and the Army National Guard.  Experience he finds invaluable as an advocate for veteran’s rights.

A former lab coat wearing scientist, Jamie received a B.S. in Biology from the University of North Alabama, and attended graduate school at Western Carolina University.  Seeking new challenges, he attended the Appalachian School of Law, graduating top 25 % of his class in 2009.  He is licensed in North Carolina, Mississippi, Iowa, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Court.  

Most recently, Jamie served as Assistant County Attorney for Cass County, Iowa, where he prosecuted criminal cases in both District and Magistrate Court.  Additionally, he served as the. County Attorney for all Department of Social Services matters  He also served as city attorney for the towns of Atlantic and Griswold, Iowa.

Outside of the office or courtroom, Jamie is a devoted father, fisherman, adventure seeker, and endurance athlete.  He has competed in marathons and bike races all over the United States.  He currently competes in regional mountain bike and cyclocross races, or anywhere else he can convince his family to follow him.  

Jamie lives in Haywood County with his wife Sharon, daughters, Olivia and Violet, Great Pyrenees, Stella, and Mountain Cur, Jack.


Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 25%
  2. Divorce: 25%
  3. Family: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%

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Earwood, Moore, Carpenter & Guy

559 West Main St.
Sylva, NC, 28779


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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Appalachian School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of North AlabamaBiologyBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A