Richard M. Arnold


Location: Littleton, Colorado
Phone: (720) 962-6010
Fax: (720) 962-6011
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Rich ArnoldPERSONAL STATEMENT: Rich has been practicing law in Colorado since 1983. Rich practices primarily in the areas of family law and divorce, estate planning, probate administration, construction disputes and general civil litigation. Rich is a founding member of Arnold & Arnold, Attorneys at Law, LLP, having merged his practice with the practice of his wife, Jean Arnold, in 1994.

Rich has been in the private practice of law virtually his entire career, with a three and one-half year stint as in-house counsel for a large electrical construction company from 1987 to 1990. Rich began a solo practice in 1990 in Littleton, Colorado. That practice continues today as part of Arnold & Arnold, LLP.

Rich’s approach to the practice of law is to strive to provide responsive personal service to all clients, while balancing the often competing goals of financial success, highly competent legal services, and appropriate community service. Rich particularly enjoys the role of counselor to his clients, giving guidance and advice, as well as the personal satisfaction of successful courtroom advocacy.

Rich’s personal interests include skiing, biking,  golfing, hiking, ceramic sculpture, reading and music. Rich is involved in a variety of community service organizations including the Ken-Caryl Ranch Foundation, The Denver Law Club, and the St. Francis Center.  Over the past quarter century Rich has performed thousands of hours of community service including pro bono legal assistance service for variety of community and church based organizations.  Rich twice earned volunteer of the year honors with Denver Urban Ministries.

Rich and Jean Arnold have been married 38 years and have two adult children.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Real Property
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • J.D. – 1983
  • University of Denver
    • B.A. cum laude – 1980
    • Honors: Pi Gamma Mu
    • Honors: Omicron Delta Epsilon

Representative Cases

Honors and Awards

  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers, 2019 Volunteer, 15 hours
  • National Merit Semi-Finalist, 1975

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • 1st Judicial District Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member

Seminars and Legal Publications

  • Divorce Law Guide, NBI, April, 2010 and December , 2011
  • Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish, NBI, December 2012
  • Advanced Family Law, NBI, July, 2013
  • The Double Dip: Valuing Assets in Divorce, February, 2015 and December, 2015

Pro Bono Achievement 2011 Pro Bono Achievement 2012