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James A. Arneson

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal 55%
  • Juvenile 15%
  • Family 30%


The founder of our firm, attorney James A. Arneson, has effectively defended clients throughout the state of Oregon against a wide range of criminal charges since 1977. He is a past President of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer Association and has served on the State Sentencing Guidelines Board.  Arneson currently sits on the State Board of the Oregon Civil Liberties Union, and was previously on the Board for six years.


  • Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1977
  • Moorhead State College, Moorhead, Minnesota
    • B.S. - 1968
    • Major: Chemistry

Bar Admission

  • Oregon, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1978

Classes & Seminars

  • Search and Seizure, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers

Professional Associations

  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Past President, 1981 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel