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Adam Joseph Arnold

Criminal defense Attorney at Dayton, OH

5.0   11 reviews

About Adam

Learn Adam’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

    11 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Estate planning

    11 years, 400 cases

  3. Business

    11 years, 300 cases

  4. Probate

    11 years, 90 cases

Adam J. Arnold concentrates his legal practice in Estate, Business, Probate and Criminal matters. A large portion of his practice includes complex estate tax planning, business succession planning, life insurance planning, lifetime giving and charitable planning. He provides sophisticated and significant estate planning to people in all the various stages of life: for the individual, married couple, new family, working parent, or retiree. Adam represents businesses and their owners in all aspects of federal and state tax planning for business transactions, operations, and litigation including: joint venture formations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and S corporations.  Adam also assists in business and tax planning for mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of business entities, tax planning for choice of entity, and strategic advising in real estate transactions. Adam also dedicates a large portion of his practice to Criminal matters. The criminal portion of Adam’s practice focuses on the smallest of traffic infractions to the most serious felonies. His criminal practice includes both litigation and appellate practice. Adam has handled hundreds of criminal cases and has argued criminal matters to the highest court in Ohio, The Supreme Court of Ohio.

Adam focuses on the details of planning. He thinks ahead and sees the big picture. Adam practices law with passion and thoroughly enjoys working with clients on a daily basis. Everyday he realizes how fortunate he is to practice in such a respected and challenging profession of helping people. Adam thoroughly enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge of the law with others and is a Professor in the Paralegal Program at Sinclair Community College in Dayton.

He is originally from the beach town of Melbourne, Florida and still travels to visit friends and family often. He is married to his best friend and business partner Kristin L. Arnold. They have two sons, Wesley and Samuel.

Licensed for 11 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 11/08/2022
State PA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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Arnold & Arnold, Ltd.
1717 Liberty Tower
120 West Second Street
Dayton, OH, 45402


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Shirley | December 4, 2014
Recommendation for Adam Arnold, Esq.
Adam Arnold was my attorney for 2 evictions. He did all work in a very timely manner. He answered my questions on email promptly. He was excellent in preparing for the court process. He was very upbeat and professional at all times. If I have need of an attorney in the future, I will definitely contact Adam. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Doug | September 30, 2014
Attorney Adam Arnold helped me immensely with my estate planning! I very highly recommend him!!
Mr. Arnold provided me and my family invaluable legal assistance for my estate planning. I now am very comfortable knowing my assets are protected from probate and my children and grandchildren will be well taken care of. I learned so much and had no idea what contract vehicles were available to take advantage of to ensure a smooth transition of my assets to my family members. The tax ramifications were also something that Mr. Arnold was especially knowledgeable on. This was something I've wanted to do for a long time and I know have peace of mind thanks to his knowledge, experience, and professionalism.
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Posted by Doug | September 26, 2014
A fresh take on the traditional
One of the attributes I like about him is his willingness to look at something and say what if or how can we do that? We are starting a project that requires a lot of research into existing case law.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2014
Business Organization
Setting up my LLC was a breeze. Mr. Arnold took the time to explain everything that would happen and processed all the forms in a very timely manner.
Posted by Kinjal | January 22, 2014
Professional, Knowledgeable, and Available
Mr. Arnold handled estate planning for my family. He is extremely knowledgeable about law and will thoroughly answers any questions you may have. He always responds to calls and is extremely personable. He also completed documents quickly. I highly recommend Arnold & Arnold for any legal needs.
Posted by Jeremy | August 22, 2013
Professional service
Response has always been timely and consultations have been helpful. For any of my legal needs in the future I will be using Adam Arnold.
Posted by Robin | August 13, 2013
Will/Living will
Mr. Arnold did a through job writing my will and assured me that my assets would be taken care of after I am deceased. He gave me peace of mind and also explained the complex law in simple terms that I could understand. He is knowledgable of the law and highly motivated . I would highly recommend him for any legal matters.
Posted by Cindy W. | August 13, 2013
Professional and Understanding
My expereinces with Mr. Arnold have been pleasant. I was kept informed at all times, responded in a timely manner, and exceeded all of my expectations as an attorney. I recommend him any chance I get.
Posted by Kris | August 13, 2013
STOP!! You do not need to look anywhere else for legal help. Adam Arnold is the right choice!
Adam handled my case exceptionally well. He is extremely knowledgeable and detail oriented. He is also very personable. I would highly recommend him for your legal needs.
Posted by Geoff | August 6, 2013
Ohio Attorney, LLC setup
Mr. Arnold set up an LLC for me and made the entire process very smooth and easy. I would use Arnold & Arnold for all future legal needs and have recommended them to others as well.
Posted by Matt PTE | August 6, 2013
A True Professional, Always Available, Extremely Reliable
Adam created 2 different contracts for my small business for dealing with my vendors. Both agreements were completely quickly in the time frame Adam gave me from the start. Adam is always available when I call and responds quickly via email as well, something I really appreciate. I went to 5 different lawyers before Adam and he was different from the others, more laid back and not just concerned about getting my money. I'd highly recommend Adam to anyone looking for an attorney.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Arnold & Arnold, Ltd.
  • 2012 - Present


  • University of Akron School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Akron
  • Master of Taxation
  • 2010
  • University of Central Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • State of Ohio v. Clinton Richardson
  • Argued to Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Criminal Jury Trial
  • Jury Verdict
  • Contested Guardianship
  • Favorable Guardianship Ordered
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  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Greene County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Unknown Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an extremely hard working individual with a passion for positive results."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Adam. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Arnold is a knowledgable and diligent attorney who always works hard to protect his client's best interests. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Arnold is a tremendous individual. He is incredibly diligent in seeking the most desirable results for his clients. I have consulted with him on past cases, and in every instance, I have found his insight very enlightening. I recommend Attorney Arnold to anyone seeking a dedicated, hard working, and trustworthy attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is an exceptional attorney who is willing to go the extra mile for his clients. Estate planning is unique and based on the needs of each individual client. Adam is able to help each client organize their wishes and prepare their estate planning documentation to their specific needs. With Adam’s comprehension of the complexities related to estate planning, his clients can be confident that their wishes will be carried out after their passing. Adam provides knowledgeable, diligent and professional legal services to all of his estate planning clients. I endorse this attorney."
General practice Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Arnold works diligently and provides top-notch representation for his clients."
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