Thurman W. Arnold III

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Thurman III is a Palm Springs' native. He attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 1974, earning its "Certificate of Excellence." Steve Jobs was a "Reedie" during that era. In 1979 Thurman graduated with Honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He next attended the Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, where he helped edit its nationally recognized Environmental Law Journal. He earned his Juris Doctorate in June, 1982.

In November 1982 Thurman joined his father's Palm Springs legal practice, established in 1953. Formerly a civil trial lawyer with considerable jury experience, today Thurman's energies are devoted to using these skills in helping people to move through the fraught emotional and financial complexities that plague the breakup of intimate relationships.


  • J.D.

    Lewis and Clark Law School
    - 1982

  • B.A. with Honors

    University of California, Santa Barbara
    - 1979

Awards & Accolades

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated℠ by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Divorce and Family Law California Super Lawyer™, 2015-2020
  • Desert Bar Association Special Recognition for "Excellent, Devoted, and Innovative Service", 2014
  • Palm Springs Life™ Magazine Top Lawyer, 2011-2019

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Certified Family Law Specialist, 2010-Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • American Inns of Court™, Past Member of the Warren Slaughter
  • Desert Bar Association, Family Law Section of the Riverside County, Chair, 2013-2014
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Member
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Counties Served

Riverside County
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  • The Law Firm of Thurman W. Arnold III

    Palm Springs, CA