I have practiced in Roseburg since 1977. I have practiced in many different areas, but my consistant interest has been criminal defense. I currently devote about half of my time to criminal defense and the other half to a variety of family issues including divorce, custody, grandparent (or other third parties) rights, dependency court, and modifications of judgments.
I practice in a five lawyer firm with lawyers who share my enthusiasm for effective and assertive advocacy.
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 11/05/2014
This means the lawyer did something wrong but the bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
James' comment:“It is never pleasant to be sanctioned. I certainly admit that I violated our profession's disciplinary rules. Two points are important to me, however. I did not violate a client's trust--it was the opposing party that I harmed, and second, I was not dishonest. The trial panel that heard my case concluded: "It is the opinion of the Trial Panel that the Accused did nothing dishonest." This is my only founded complaint in more than 35 years of practice.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Owner||James A. Arneson, P.C.||1988 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Past President||N/A|
|American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon||Board Member||2003 - 2009|
|Lewis and Clark College||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
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