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Jacy F Arnold

Divorce and separation Attorney at Eugene, OR

3.9   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2001
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Jacy, the firm's managing partner, grew up on a north-central Missouri farm and received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, where she graduated magna cum laude. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law.


Presently she is serving on the Oregon State Bar Family Law Executive Committee and Public Defenders Services of Lane County Board. In 2009, she was named by Law and Politics as one of Oregon's best lawyers under the age of 40.  In her free time, Jacy enjoys gardening, canning, beekeeping, crabbing at the Oregon Coast, whitewater rafting, and spending time with her daughter

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  10 customer reviews
Posted by William | October 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Arnold Law is the best of the best when it comes to divorce, and it is the firm you need if you want to win!
Jacy Arnold is the type of lawyer every client wants, and all other lawyers strive to be. Jacy Arnold has the utmost respect and admiration for her clients. I highly recommend her to others based on my experience as a client. Jacy has proven herself to be a vigorous defender of her client's rights with a passion for justice. Additionally, Jacy displayed excellent negotiation skills in my divorce case and was a beacon of hope to me. Jacy is highly knowledgeable on the law and was very strategic with my case, which allowed me to relax and put all of my trust into her and her firm throughout my case. I was amazed at the results. She and her staff genuinely care about their clients and fight for what is important to them. Every day she is a living example of what all attorneys should be and helped instill hope within my disparaging situation. I am glad and blessed to have found such a fantastic attorney. I am eternally grateful for her service, and I strongly recommend Jacy Arnold at Arnold law.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We hired Jacy for what we would consider to be a complex case (unmarried, one night stand, father seeking custody, we had the bare minimum parenting time, etc.). We intervierviewed several lawyers. Then we talked to Jacy. We knew within the first three minutes of our conversation, she was the one. She was thorough, honest, professional, and instantly made us feel like not only were we doing the right thing, but she was going to stand by our side start to finish. She absolutely did just that. Never were we uninformed. She returned every call, every email (even the ones where I was truly just babbling because I was scared); she was there. Her entire team was there. We felt like we were family. Her partners helped us, her assistant was nothing short of a hero. We met her husband/partner Mike. He assured us we were in the best hands, and that he would be there cheering us on. They are the epitome of Family Law in their treatment of clients, knowledge, staff. We felt like, and still do, family. Jacy is a mom; kind, gentle, protective. And that's excacty what we felt from her. She was kind, gentle and when I say protective, I mean just that. She is fierce! She doesn't lose. She doesn't fold. She does what is right. And she protects her clients as she protects her young. Jacy Arnold and her team (shout out to Jessica!) changed our lives. She did what we needed, and what was right. We knew she stood by us and never faltered. She told us what would happen from start to finish- and she was spot on. She wins the battles. She wins the wars. She does this with competence, professionalism, strategy, fearlessness, and most importantly- love. First we went for 50/50 and won. At that time Jacy thought we should have been fighting for full custody. We didn't listen. We were just too scared. Eight months later we came back. We won an emergency custody order, then we won full custody. I could tell you all the details in the case, but who cares? We won. It wasn't always easy, it wasn't fun. But we can't imagine being able to make it through this whole thing without Jacy and her team. There's no doubt that Jacy Arnold and her team are the best you can find. She changed our lives. She can change yours.
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Posted by Laura | October 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior Attorney; Extremely Personal, Genuine & Attentive
Before I learned about Jacy Arnold I discreetly started my divorce proceedings w/ an incompetent attorney who provided dreadful advice and attempted to represent me inadequately. I quickly realized this and after further inquiring, Jacy Arnold came HIGHLY recommended. She represented me reverently throughout an extremely complex & unique case that lasted nearly a year. In conclusion, Jacy surpassed my greatest expectations. My case initially involved a standard divorce and child custody, but shortly after acquiring Jacy as my attorney criminal charges evolved with my ex-husband. He was in a heinous car accident, in a rural area, while intoxicated with our 7 year old. He never notified me and deliberately delayed seeking medical treatment for hours. My ex-husband didn't have a scratch on him but my son sustained a deep contusion down to his skull with 15 stitches internally and externally which I saw personally when I finally arrived to the ER. He was under investigation by the district attorney & child protective services, yet somehow the DA's office recently determined they didn't have sufficient cause to prosecute him, despite not having a valid license for 8+ years, (due to multiple DUIs, including a hit and run) child endangerment charges, compelling evidence, witnesses and testimonies. Furthermore, our divorce was postponed three times due to unusual circumstances and by no fault of our own, during which Jacy ensured only supervised visits for his dad until we were finally able to go to court. She then presented my case to the judge as a fearless prosecutor and provided irrefutable evidence and testimonies, perjuring my ex-husband and those who testified on his behalf. Even more awe-inspiring was witnessing her prove what the DA's office neglected to even investigate, which I personally presented to them on a silver platter. My son and I have endured such unfathomable atrocities and would not have been able to survive this horrific nightmare without having Jacy on our side. She was available when I needed her, day and night, throughout my entire case, including weekends when necessary. Jacy was extremely personable, yet professional and kept me apprised continually. I appreciate her candor and genuine concern and compassion for my family, which also reflected from her entire team of professionals. I trust Jacy implicitly and respect her immensely. I have and will continue to refer friends and patients to her. She has changed my outlook regarding a negative preconceived notion many of us have regarding attorneys. She is NOT an attorney practicing family law for the purpose of monetary gain or fame. She genuinely cares about her clients and fought incessantly for the rights of my family and safety of my son. I trusted Jacy with what I value most in this world, my son's life and his well being. I know with his alcoholic father she will be someone we will turn to throughout his life and find great comfort knowing this. Jacy Arnold is an extraordinary attorney and her resolve to help people in need is a quality that everyone should emulate. I am confident she will fight relentlessly and valiantly for you and your family as well. (If you'd like to contact me personally I give Jacy permission to provide potential clients w/ my contact information upon request.)
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2013
Post-Decree Modification
Very knowledgeable! She is one of the most highly respected, sought after, and recommended attorneys in this state. I did extensive research to find the best possible representation for my children and I in my very complex case. I found her reputation is un-paralleled and well deserved.
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2011
Divorce and domestic violence issues
Jacy Arnold was my attorney for divorce and domestic violence issues. She was always there when I needed her through thick and thin. She is a very competent and self-assured attorney who can handle even the most difficult situations with ease. I don't know what I would have done without her.
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2010
Incredible Attorney
I cannot say enough about Ms. Arnold's incredible ability to listen to her clients, give updates as to the status of a case, attention to detail, give an amazing overview of what one's case entails. Jacy Arnold is an amazing attorney and one whom I highly esteem. She is adept and her knowledge of the laws, statutes, etc. is incredible. She is a straight shooter and does not waste time. She is highly recommended and a pleasure to work with. In addition, she knows how to handle what would be considered "complex cases". Superb attorney!
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Posted by Eleanor | January 6, 2010
Superb Lawyer
I was Jacy's first client, after she passed the Bar. In the past 9 years, it has been a pleasure watching her grow into one of the finest lawyers in Eugene. Jacy is very professional and knowledgeable. She is very detail oriented and has excellent presence in the court room. I have utilized her services, both in disputes and in lawsuits. I would highly recommend her counsel.
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Posted by Cassidy | November 18, 2012
Review of services
When I first hired her, she paid attention to my case and returned my calls. As time went on she stopped taking my calls, would not return phone calls and did not keep me updated on my case. She passed duties onto others in the firm and showed little knowledge about the proper courses of action to take. It was clear that she was unprepared when the time came to go to court and she gave the incorrect course of action. I was very disappointed in this attorney's services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor communication and unprofessional
Like other reviewers, Jacy gave me some attention up front after initially receiving my retainer. She then became increasingly unavailable, and was out of town for one week at a time twice within less than a month. She never told me she was on vacation and I was waiting for weeks for vital feedback. She also gave me numerous bad referrals for evaluators for the adverse party, none of whom do the work needed for the case. I did not feel she was familiar with the critical elements of my case. When I expressed concerns to her secretary she called me screaming and was very unprofessional. Very disappointed in services and will be continuing elsewhere.
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Posted by Brian | September 17, 2010
This is an attorney to steer clear of
I hired Jacy Arnold to handle my custody dispute. When I first hired her, she paid attention to my case and returned my calls. As time went on she stopped taking my calls, would not return phone calls and did not keep me updated on my case. It was clear that she was unprepared when the time came to go to court and she pushed me into a settlement that was unfair to me. I was very disappointed in this attorney's services.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Arnold Law
  • 2002 - Present


  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Truman State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2009 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Junior League of Eugene
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Lane County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Lane County Bar Association, Program Committee
  • Chair
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Lane County Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Roland K. Rodman American Inn of Court
  • Secretary
  • 2002 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Endorse Jacy
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jacy is tough, prepared, and brilliant. She leads one of Oregon's top family law teams."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Jacy. I have enjoyed working with Jacy on her complex, high-asset dissolution cases."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jacy is recognized as one of the best family law lawyers in the southern Willamette Valley."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"She's great in court and her clients adore her."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"An amazing litigator. Her attention to detail is incredible."
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