Richard M. Arnold

Richard M. Arnold


Location: Littleton, Colorado
Phone: (720) 962-6010
Fax: (720) 962-6011
Email: E-mail Me

Rich has been practicing law in Colorado since 1983. Rich practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate administration, family law and divorce, 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. He 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 golfing, skiing, hiking, biking, reading and music. He is involved in a variety of community service organizations including the St. Francis Center and Denver Urban Ministries where he has provided pro bono legal services 1991 -2017, twice earning the volunteer of the year award. Rich also is active the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church, many local church committees and choirs, and served as a board member for a variety of community and foundation organizations over the last twenty-five years.

Rich and Jean Arnold have two children. Some of his greatest joys have been sharing the experiences of his children, including camping and high adventure experiences..

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
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