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Thurman Wesley Arnold III

Divorce and separation Attorney at Palm Springs, CA

4.8   30 reviews

also known as Thurman W. Arnold, III, CFLS, AAML

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  • Licensed for 40 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Thurman

Learn Thurman’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    All aspects of complex divorce, high asset, and high conflict divorce including property characterization and division, spousal support and attorney fee awards, issues relating to fiduciary duties, and modifications of orders.

    41 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Mediation
    20%
    Helping families resolve their relationship and related legal difficulties in divorce is my greatest passion. This is why I was a Master Student at Loma Linda University and trained under world renowned Peacemaker and Mediators Gary Friedman and Forrest 'Woody' Mosten. Even though I am a tough divorce litigator, I encourage honorable resolutions for my clients and the other party and their counsel - which is what I would want for my family and friends!

    16 years, 200 cases

  3. Child custody
    10%
    As a former student at Loma Linda University in the Family Studies Masters program (M.A.), I have specialized insights into issues affecting children. I particularly enjoy move-away and relocation cases, as well as those cases requiring 730 examinations.

    41 years, 300 cases

  4. Child support
    10%
    Child and spousal support are extremely important issues, and become way too complicated for clients on their own (or unskilled lawyers), especially when businesses and self-employment income are concerned.

    41 years, 300 cases

PALM SPRINGS AND PALM DESERT DIVORCE AND ALL RELATED FAMILY LAW MATTERS. HIRE THE MOST QUALIFIED!

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, !

Awards

Client's Choice 2013,2012
Client's Choice
2013 2012

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Thurman W. Arnold, III CFLS and Michael C. Peterson, CFLS
The Arnold Divorce and Family Law Team!

Contact Thurman

ARNOLD AND PETERSON, LLP
225 South Civic Drive
Suite 1-3
Palm Springs, CA, 92262
Desert Family Mediation Services
225 S Civic Dr Ste 1-2
Palm Springs, CA, 92262-7227
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  30 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Dora | May 20, 2010
Knowledgable, Thorough, Respected and Compassionate describes Attorney Thurman Wesley Arnold III
Attorney Thurman Wesley Arnold returned my phone call immediatley after I found him by way of his website www.thurmanarnold.com. I've been representing myself in the Riverside Court for Divorce and needed help writing a Request for Modification. Mr. Arnold understood I had no money to hire him, but still took the time to answer my questions and offered suggestions. He quoted California Case files for me to use and suggested wording to help me get my point across. I appreciate Attorney Arnold as a busy professional taking a few moments out to help Pro Per- Stay at Home Mom like me.
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Posted by LEE | August 6, 2010
Divorce
Found Mr Arnold to be very level headed and very brave to take on my divorce. He acted very professionally all the way through. Worked very well for us. We used the collaborative process.
Posted by Seth | February 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
When I first called this law office and set up my initial consultation with Michael Peterson for my pending divorce, I was impressed with how professional and straight-to-the-point he was. He asked all of the necessary questions and summarized my situation very quickly. His assistant, Jordyn, was also very efficient with scheduling and ensuring they got me in quickly whenever it was needed. I then hired Michael to help me draft a divorce agreement (i.e. settlement offer). We worked together, in person, to think through all of the angles and ensure that my interests were protected. Michael was very realistic, reasonable, articulate, and easy to work with. As much as I thought working with a lawyer might be a miserable experience, I actually enjoyed hanging out in Michael's office and working with him. In the end, I felt that I received solid guidance from Michael throughout the entire process of the divorce and felt confident, despite all of the uncertainties and "what ifs", that he had helped me get through the divorce as quickly and smoothly as possible. He also made phone calls to other experts / consultants / lawyers for advice related to real estate law, since my divorce involved some complicated issues regarding a home my ex wife and I owned together. Compared with other local attorneys - some of whom wanted over $7,000 right at the start - this law office was extremely reasonable with their rates, billing by the hour with full transparency and printed breakdowns along the way. Even after the divorce paperwork has been all signed off and completed, Michael has continued to help answer my questions as they arise. I am extremely grateful to have found Michael and Jordyn, since they saved me a lot of money and made my divorce as painless as possible. I would highly recommend them!
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Posted by E Veritas | March 4, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional knowledge, compassionate approach...
I’m pro per and needed a second opinion on my complex court filing. Mr Arnold gave me exceptional advice, highlighting the weaknesses and strengths in my arguments ( immediately targeting and prioritizing the critical aspects, and then backing up his review with an impressive knowledge of the law) I was genuinely impressed, not only with his expertise, but his compassion and kindness in dealing with my difficult circumstances. He took time to make sure I understood, gave exemplary advice and saw the case from all angles. Don’t hesitate to contact him for a second opinion, you won’t regret it.
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Posted by Dennis | January 4, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Five star excellence for second opinions
Thank You The advice I received 01/04/19 form Mr. Arnold on my legal endeavors, as one quoted is "as good as it gets." Mr. Arnold gratuitously assisted me with the next direction to re-file my request to reduce or terminate a prior award of spousal support with great optimism. Patient to listen. Second Opinion Client. Northern, Ca.
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Posted by Randall | October 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of the Law Firm of Thurman W. Arnold III
I am writing this review of the Law Firm of Thurman W. Arnold III to express what I can only describe as stunned joy. I was married for 18 years, and had to file for divorce to have my spouse removed from the home to keep the State from removing the children. Following that initial action, I had nothing but bad experiences with the court system. By the time the divorce was granted, several years had passed. I had changed jobs at reduced income, but was not allowed any relief in alimony. My experience to that point led me to conclude I would never be successful in court. This year I suffered a layoff that led me to search for an attorney who could help me reduce or eliminate the ongoing financial burden. Online research led me to Mr. Thurman Arnold. I cannot be more pleased with the process and the result. When I first met with Mr. Arnold, he was extremely knowledgeable and honest. He asked all the right questions and listened to my situation. He didn’t try to conclude any approach at the time, just listened to my situation and confirmed the laws and the process. He, and his staff, located my earlier court transcripts, did their research, and found the correct approach to presenting the case. My experience overall has been extraordinary. The support team, Diane and Kristin, stayed on top of everything. They kept me aware of the process, and ensured we would not miss a paperwork deadline. They confirmed I would be able to attend the hearing by telephone, as I now live over 1,400 miles away. They provided the correct forms, filed on time and scheduled my visits with Mr. Arnold in the most efficient manner. These ladies really know their stuff and handle everything extremely well. The result of the court hearing was beyond any expectation I could have had. Mr. Arnold was prepared, and his presentation was impeccable and assertive. The result was very favorable. In short, I highly recommend the Law Firm of Thurman W. Arnold III to anyone. Randy J., 10/4/17
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Posted by Ryan | May 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce/Family Law
The Law of Office of Thurman W. Arnold III, specifically Mike Peterson, were a god-send during my divorce. My wife separated and filed for divorce while I was deployed and Mike provided professional and personal advice that helped keep on track on a, relatively speaking, drama-free divorce w/ children. I was a bit concerned at first considering the retainer fee and the hourly rate however, Thurman Law Offices don't waste your time or money. Professional and stream-lined, I have owe much to Mike Peterson and his staff's handling of my case... while I prefer not to be divorce and a single-dad, Mike set me up for a future unencumbered by the financial woes inherent to divorces. Highly recommend and would refer the law of offices of Thurman W. Arnold III anytime to anyone.
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Posted by Doug H. | February 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding among Outstanding!
This is an honest five star rating I am happy to give, with some length, for the benefit of those who are facing real legal situations that can have real long-term consequences: I spoke directly with the chief attorney, Mr. Thurman Arnold himself, Feb. 1st, 2016. He gave me a second opinion on my legal case, divorce with children, discussing several aspects at some length, a case that has been protracted for coming on three years with numerous difficulties and anomalies. As is not uncommon in divorce, "Oh that I knew then what I know now." I was relatively new to California and certainly did not know which attorney to choose at the outset in 2013. Wish I had known at the outset about Mr. Arnold's law firm ... which is WHY I am giving this review and recommendation ... perhaps others searching the internet for attorney reviews can benefit from this and all the other reviews that paint a consistent (hard worked for) glowing review of this Law Firm, from experience. Had I been astute enough to check reviews of my former attorneys, I would NOT have hired them, but divorce is a dark tunnel so often entered with many pressures and much ignorance of the road ahead. WEBSITE! I first have to say that I was already impressed with Mr. Arnold from his amazing website! Wow! Here is an attorney who not only is an obvious consummate professional with exceptionally broad and deep understanding of Family Law, but a man with ethics and perspective. I believe he even uses the word "holistic", which is to imply a perspective that Family Law deals with actual people, parents and children, adults, who have had a life before and will have a life after legal dissolution. MEDIATION! His firm also offers "mediation", which I truly believe is the BEST route whenever possible, and that is a big whenever possible. Initial Mediation at the outset of divorce, at the worst: would educate parties to the law and options and typical outcomes in the real world, still leaving open the option to pursue adversarial litigation, trials, emotional and financial affliction [think about that option!]. At best, Mediation can resolve the entire matter in the most timely, least hostile and most cost-effective manner, preserving and mapping out considerate livable outcomes for everyone. I used to be a Real Estate Broker on occasion doing Mediation, and have raised many children and done plenty of mediation between spouse and Ex, (I am 57 yrs young), so I have some experience with the role. Most of us know there are cases where it is not possible to be reasonable, amicable or fair in dissolving a relationship that has all kinds of tangents to it, as in my case. EDUCATION & PERSPECTIVE: Did I say Mr. Arnold has an amazing website? I have had two previous attorneys in my case, at the outset, then of necessity going self-represented ("Pro Per") for the bulk of time including two lengthy separate Trials addressing Custody/ Visitation & complex high finances. I am the "out-spouse" as Thurman calls it, the one without the money after separation, but a fairly well-educated pro per at this point of Appellate filings, extensive litigation with documentation in law and case-law studies, evidence and briefs, "blah, blah, blah" (as Thurman would realistically say). Mr. Arnold's website is loaded with so much valuable information it is outstanding among outstanding loaded websites, going FAR beyond a sales pitch, offering, FREE of charge, knowledge and insight that is incredibly useful and educational. I have used some of his shared knowledge already in my filings. Again, his 'holistic' approach is one of being strong to secure a decent lawful position in a dispute, but an approach that is sensible and cognizant of the big picture and what is realistically going to come from the rights and views of "the other side" in courts. His discussion with me reflected this in person, giving realistic while encouraging advice. I wish you well, Sincerely, Doug H.
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Posted by Sheri | June 28, 2015
A KNOWLEDGEABLE FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY WITH INTEGRITY; EXPERIENCE; AND COMPASSION!!!
I live in Northern California and I recently hired Thurman Arnold III as a "Second Opinion Lawyer" for my long drawn out divorce case, and particularly for my upcoming hearing on modification of spousal support. While I have previously had three other attorneys, I could not find competent legal help from anyone for my latest legal issue in my Family Law matter. That is, until I conferred with Mr. Arnold. Mr. Arnold is not only an expert in the field of Family Law, but also courteous and compassionate. I received answers that I had never received before from my other attorneys. I found Mr. Arnold's website while searching the internet for legal help and had one of those gut feelings that he was the "real deal." I was correct! Mr. Arnold's website has a wealth of information regarding Family Law which is very helpful for those who have not had luck with former attorneys or those people that are representing themselves, particularly for complex situations. In addition, Mr. Arnold performed extra work for me, at NO charge showing his dedication to his profession. It is obvious that he is experienced and wants to help people. He is an honor to the legal profession! I urge anyone that is looking for a competent, knowledgeable and experienced attorney to consider hiring Mr. Arnold and read his reviews here at Avvo. I am sure you will see the same that I did. I am so very glad I found Mr. Arnold and I now feel I can move forward with my case with the legalese and expertise Mr. Arnold gave to me. I can't say enough wonderful things about this great attorney! I only wish I had found him a few years ago, but am so very glad that I found him now to help me with my case. Thank you Thurman Arnold!
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Posted by Kelly | June 6, 2015
CALIFORNIA FAMILY LAW GURU!!
As a young and now an old family law attorney, Mr. Arnold is my go to on getting the concise and up to date "low down" on developing family law issues. I am so grateful for his generosity in reaching thousands of practitioners and lay people in his selfless efforts to simplify and streamline the practice and participation in family law litigation. Thank you Mr. Arnold!!
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Response from Thurman Arnold June 9, 2015
Kelly - you are so gracious and kind to provide this feedback, which we both know is grossly exaggerated. I have to admit that feeling useful is a great motivator and reinforcer for more than a few hours of effort, and I thank you deeply for making me feel good about what I do in my legal writings. Now I want to write another blog! Please reach out to me by email so I know who you are!
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Posted by Richard | April 25, 2015
Thank you Thurman arnold and thank you to your staff as well
Thurman Arnold represented me in my prior divorce. He did an incredible job at representing me and I was more than pleased with the outcome. I had met with several other attorneys prior to retaining him and was told basically I would be paying much more than I expected in the settlement. Mr Arnold assured me he would do everything in his power to help and that he did. Saving me a great deal of money. He was always there to take my calls and when he was not his staff was very polite and helpfull. Mr Arnold would also return phone calls after hours. Divorce can be a horrible thing to go through, Mr Arnold made it so much easier. So I recently seeked him out on my recent divorce. I live in Nevada but he was able to help me quickly serve my wife in Calif. before she was able to serve me. The same day the case was filed she was served by his office within 2 hours. I couldn't be more grateful to him and his staff for all there help. Owning busnesses in the Palm springs area and living there for over 17 years I would highly recommend Thurman Arnold for your Family Law needs.
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Posted by Richard | September 19, 2014
Best LGBT Divorce Attorney in California
This is a long overdue review of Mr. Arnold and his team. Like a lot of same-sex couples looking to dissolve a long-term domestic partnership, I was shocked and overwhelmed by the vastly complicated and rapidly changing laws regarding California same-sex domestic partnerships/marriage laws. After meeting with several attorneys throughout Southern California, there was no doubt in my mind that Mr. Arnold was not only the most literate and up-to-date with current laws, he truly is an advocate for those who may have been mistreated and do not have the same level of resources as their ex's. Mr. Arnold was amazing at explaining the process each step of the way and offered me options for proceeding with an extremely complicated and far less than amicable legal process with the other side. Mr. Arnold is genuinely empathetic but is also completely forward and honest with realistic settlement/process expectations, unlike many other lawyers I met. Honestly, he is the first lawyer that I have encountered who I could describe is having integrity. His legal assistant, Diane deserves a medal. She has been so helpful and kind but also very straightforward and responsive. Without hesitation, I would recommend Mr. Arnold to anyone seeking representation for divorce or dissolving a domestic partnership. He is certainly the most experienced and knowledgeable attorney for any LGBT person in California to have on their side.
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Posted by Anthony | August 6, 2014
The People's Attorney
There are few legal resources for In Pro Pers and Mr. Thurman's website has been my go to site. The site has been tremendous help as a starting point for my research and spot on for the information I need. The man behind the site is just as amazing and is certainly ahead of his field in integrity, insight and experience. He is the peoples attorney.
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Posted by Thomas | October 15, 2013
Thorough and Compassionate
Thurman and his great team were there for me when I really needed someone on my side. I was being bullied by my wife's attorney and was completely overwhelmed. Thurman and his team stepped in and took over immediately. Everyone from Thurman on down were professional, thorough, compassionate, and all around top notch. They weren't in it to just collect a fee; they listened to what I had to say and put together a first class plan to work through my divorce. Going through a nasty divorce is an absolute horrible experience! Thurman and his team communicated and guided me through every step, staying positive and aggressive in their approach. They kept me strong and focused on the tasks; always communicating with me so I could completely understand. I honestly don't believe anyone else could have taken me through this experience as pleasantly and thoughtfully as Thurman did; it was as if we were family. His ethics and compassion for what he does are unparalleled. I've never dealt with an attorney with so much heart, yet still such vigor and determination when dealing with a case. He stood up for me when I wasn't able to stand up for myself. Great character, great ethics, great knowledge, great attorney, great guy! You won't regret having him on your side.
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Posted by Ron | March 1, 2013
Tough Family Law Case winning one step at a time
Since July 2009 in which a had hired another attorney that lasted only 6 months. I hired Thurman to take over this tough family law case with ex. Which my ex has lie in court repeatedly, hidden large a mount of money and now after losing to Thurman in Family Law court trial has filed BK to try and stop him from pursuing in court on the large amount of money that the ex has hidden. I all can say is Thurman will work for you to make things right.
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Posted by Aldo | March 1, 2013
Best divorce attorney
Mr. Arnold have good understanding of the law. He have the best office staff. Keep me informed and give me the confidence that I need it to get through my divorce. I highly recommend this professional for any divorce ,mediation and settlement litigation . He is well respected among lawyers and judges.
Posted by Pamela and her furry friends | March 1, 2013
Divorce Attorney/Extremely Knowledgeable
Mr. Thurman Arnold III, Is the BEST attorney I have ever worked with!He helped me get through some very difficult times. Along with Mr, Arnold is his wonderful staff, Diane and and Kristin.They make up for an excellent team.They were always kind and very supportive.They are a wonderful team to work with...sepecially when you are going through some very difficult times in your personal life...like a divorce you never saw coming! Along with being very knowledgable and highly ethical,Thurman is very compassionate !Not only in his work field but in his everyday life ,Thurman always finds the time to be there for you. He also has a very kind and loving soft spot for animals...Thurman would always remember to ask me about my loving animals. Everything Thurman did for me was above and beyond the call of duty. Thurman is the kind of person who will always be there for you when you need him...along with his loving and caring staff! They were like family to me!They will always be in my life and I know if I need his help he is only a phone call away!! Thanks again for making my life a better place!
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Posted by Paul | February 25, 2013
Thurman Arnold and His Staff are GREAT
I am very pleased with the services Mr. Arnold and his staff have provided to me. They are thorough in their work and explain the law in layman's terms. Mr. Arnold personally interviewed me and searched for all the things that might improve the outcome of my case. Things I thought that might be negative he turned into a positive. Additionally, Mr. Arnold and his staff always treat me with respect even when I ask a dumb question.
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Response from Thurman Arnold February 26, 2013
I am grateful for this comment, whoever it was (AVVO allows clients and others to input anonymously) and I wish I could thank you personally. Mr. Peterson and I, and our excellent staff Diane and Kristin Dancy, strive to offer something qualitatively better from what others experience elsewhere. Divorce is a tough business, rarely feeling satisfactory . We will listen to the good and the bad, and endeavor to improve to meet your needs!
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2013
Very Knowledgable, Direct, Compassionate Attorney/Mediator
I am a Mental Health Professional and Collaborative Divorce Coach in Palm Springs, and have had the opportunity to work closely with Mr. Arnold on several divorce cases. He is intense, hardworking and has the ability to combine knowledge/experience/advocacy and compassion to the particular needs each client brings.
Posted by Jim Ward | February 19, 2013
He is an true advocate!
Thurman Arnold is an incredible advocate and extremely knowledgeable attorney. He has repeatedly offered accurate and timely assistance on complex family law matters. He is smart, persistent and has a good sense of humor!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-450 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Mediator
  • Desert Family Mediation Services
  • 2009 - Present
  • Founding Owner
  • Law Firm of Thurman W. Arnold, III, C.F.L.S.
  • 1982 - Present

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Coll Northwestern SOL
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1982
  • Univ of California Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979
  • Reed College
  • N/A
  • Loma Linda University
  • N/A
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Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2016 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers
  • 2010 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Mediators Beyond Borders
  • 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
  • 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
  • Family Law Section, Desert Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2013
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member, Warren Slaughter Chapter
  • 2001 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • California Divorce Superlawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2015
  • 2014 Top Lawyers
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Desert Bar Association
  • 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
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Publications

  • Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)
  • The Growing Role of Mediation and Collaborative Law in Family Law Cases
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • FLS Workshop
  • "Advocacy Perspectives"
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (24)
Endorse Thurman
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Arnold is one of the toughest and most experienced attorneys in the desert area. His skills are exceptional and he is one of the very best litigators in the family law arena."
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would highly recommend Mr. Arnold to any potential client seeking his services. He has accumulated seemingly endless experience and Sage wisdom which he shares freely and uses to guide his clients to successful results. He has retained his passion for helping others and his genuine concern for people can't help but change anyone's negative view about attorneys. He is also a dragon in Court and will reduce the opposing counsel to cinders, if necessary, but is responsible enough with all of that fire power, to wield it wisely."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Arnold authors a blog on his website that is an excellent tool for any family law practitioner. As a family law attorney, I regularly rely on the information that he provides on his website. I would recommend his website to any attorney or self-representing party. When I was faced with a complex property issue in my case, Mr. Arnold provided invaluable feedback during a consultation. He represents all that is good in the legal community. Thank you Mr. Arnold for being a passionate and knowledgeable attorney who is actually making a difference!"
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thurman has one of the most helpful websites I have found. The wealth of knowledge is a testament to his experience. I appreciate his willingness to help with tough questions of law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A fellow Avvo attorney referred me to an article on Mr. Arnold's web site. It was truly well written, informative and in plain English and conveyed the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable on family law issues."
Family Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thurman's website is the most content-rich family law website in Southern California. I often refer client's to his site. He truly is an honor to our profession, especially in these days. I recommend clients to him without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thurman Arnold is extremely knowledgeable in family law. He shares his knowledge freely with the public with his family law blogs. Thurman is very professional, has high ethics, and has a genuine passion for family law. Thurman, respects other lawyers, be it young ones or experienced ones like himself and in my book is what a family law attorney should be, caring, compassionate, honest and well versed in the family law."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Wes is very highly regarded by his peers and, to the best of my knowledge, clients. He is very active in the community and promotes peaceful resolutions to family law disputes. Wes is a trained mediator as well as being an exceptional lawyer. I endorse him without reservation."
Family Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Thurman is not only a good family law attorney but he shares an interest in family law, its evolution and direction. He is well written on the subject and I respect his passion for the practice."
Mediation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been a trial lawyer for over 35 years and recently searched for a family law SEO specialist to help me create a website. After discussing my project with all of the big players, I discovered, and selected, Thurman Arnold. His website is the best I have seen, sensitive, informative, and clearly written. His sites all ranked at the top of Google for his area. My personal contact with him confirmed his knowledge of family law, and his expertise in SEO. He is easy and energetic to work with. Selecting Thurman Arnold as my SEO specialist is one of the best decisions I have made."
Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work because I trust his ethics and honesty above all else. Wes, as he is known to his clients and fellow attorneys, has the decades of experience a client and a fellow attorney looks for and the down to earth friendliness a client, especially a divorce client, needs when their marriage has fallen apart. I wholeheartedly recommend this attorney to anyone in need of a family lawyer in the Palm Springs and Palm Desert area."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Thurman Arnold is bright and well-versed in family law. In the words of pundit Ben Stein, he is a worthy adversary. He has softened (in a good way) in recent years and now realizes that divorce clients are best served by collaboration and cooperation between the lawyers, and that the aggressive, "see you in court" approach should be a last resort rather than standard operating procedure (viewpoints which I share)."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Thurman Arnold, having known him since the early 1990's and we worked together on a case several years ago. He cares for his clients and is very knowledgeable, particularly in the area of Family Law, in which he is a certified specialist. He has also handled many trials, over the course of his three decades as an attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. If I have a family law matter, he is the guy that I send it to. Experienced, hard working and reliable."
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