|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Family Law Chairperson||Desert Bar Association||2017|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of California||2015|
|Recipiant||Phi Betta Kappa||2003|
|Attorney||Law Firm Of Thurman W. Arnold, III Certified Family Law Specialists||2011 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Certified Family Law Specialists||Member||2015 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Family Law Section||2015 - Present|
|Desert Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2009 - 2017|
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|FLS Newsletter||Welcome Judge Kira Klatchko||2017|
|FLS Newsletter||Tips from the Bench||2017|
|FLS Newsletter||IRMO Wilson - Fairness and the Family Law Act||2017|
|Enlightened Divorce Blog||IRMO Gomez and Shue - Denial of Spousal Support Extended to Include DV Perpetrated Against Child||2016|
|Enlightened Divorce Blog||Marriage of Murchison - Can I Disqualify My Spouse's Attorney?||2016|
|Enlightened Divorce Blog||Pointers for Step-Parents (and Other "Non" Parents)||2015|
|Enlightened Divorce Blog||Making Persuasive Legal Arguments Using Legal Maxims||2014|
|Enlightened Divorce Blog||When Do Threats in Divorce Become Extortion?||2014|
|Enlightened Divorce Bloig||Family Law in Joshua Tree, CA: Pointers and Overview||2014|
|ABA Journal||Is Placing a "Tracker" On Your Spouse's Car Domestic Violence?||2014|
|ABA Journal||Do I Have to Return My Engagement Ring If We Don't Marry?||2014|
|thurmanarnold.com||FLARPLS or Charging Lien In Your Divorce ? | Assuring Continued Quality Legal Representation||2013|
|thumanarnold.com||Blog Home - Previous Post | Next Post I Am UNHAPPY With The FAMILY COURT'S RULING. What Can I Do? TIPS FOR CHALLENGING TRIAL COURT RULINGS: AN OVERVIEW OF NON-APPEAL MECHANISIMS, AND THEIR GROUNDS AND PROCEDURES||2013|
|Thurmanarnold.com Blog||Introduction to UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act) Issues||2012|
|University of Oregon School of Law||N/A||N/A||N/A|
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Posted by Victor
I am very pleased I hired Michael as my attorney. From the beginning Michael’s strategy was to come to a settlement based on the case, and as expected a settlement was reached. Michael was always well prepared, and a day before the hearing we met to plan and discuss the case in detail. Michael did an excellent job in preparing me for this important date, I walked into court prepared and knowing what to expect. In court, I witnessed the top quality attorney I had hired versus my counterpart. I highly recommend hiring Michael Peterson as your family law attorney.
Posted by James
I retained Mr. Peterson in hopes of being granted a Move Away Order. My case was/is a "high conflict" case, with 3 years worth of Declarations and paperwork submitted on both sides. This, in itself, can be daunting for anyone, especially being that Mr. Peterson wasn't my original Attorney, and given the fact that most of it was done on my own and very poorly put together.
That being said, Mr. Peterson and his staff were very thorough in organizing my case file, and putting together a very competent case with the information that was before them, regardless of the state they received it in.
Mr. Peterson's staff was extremely helpful and polite, and ensured I received as much help and information as they could provide. Mr Peterson himself was not only extremely "timely", as he would always return my phone calls and emails within a reasonable time, but I never once felt as if I was just a client. In fact, I felt as if I was his most important client at all times, as he always provided status updates without being asked, and his knowledge of my case, and California Law in general, was exceedingly proficient and thorough!
I did end up being granted my request for a Move Away Order, but I have to say that this review would have been the EXACT same, even if my request had been denied.
If you are looking for a Family Law Attorney you can trust, who will tell you what to expect (even if it isn't what you want to hear), and who will put 100% into your case, then I highly suggest Mr. Michael Peterson!
Posted by Valentin
Working with Mr. Michael Peterson to resolve my case was an amazing experience. During such a stressful time, he not only helped prepare my case, he prepared me as well. He is so good he had the judge laughing at the opposing party. He was prepared and effiecient even when new evidence was submitted without proper notification. I didn't even need to call my witness. I wouldn't want anyone else to defend me.
Bradley Faber, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Michael is a formidable and knowledgeable opposing counsel, yet fair and compassionate.I highly recommend Michael to competently handle any family law matters. Moreover, he is a grande fellow. Anyone would like Mike.
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