Mike Arnold grew up in Parkville, Missouri, outside of Kansas City. He received his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, where he graduated summa cum laude.
He received his Juris Doctorate in 2001 from the University of Oregon School of Law, where he was a Wayne Morse Fellow, the law school's prestigious fellowship for law and politics.During law school Mike clerked at the Lane County District Attorney's Office, where he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony jury trials. Before joining Arnold Law Office, Mike was an associate attorney at a Eugene personal injury firm.
Mike represents clients in both state and federal courts and has extensive jury trial experience as both a civil litigator, criminal defense lawyer, and a criminal prosecutor for the city of Eugene.
Mike enjoys spending time with his wife Jacy and their daughter while working their small farm and winemaking. When not farming, he tends to spend his time whitewater rafting Class IV/V rivers and running waterfalls in a raft, most recently the White Salmon's 28-foot Big Brother Falls. Mike started playing rugby in 1992. Since 1998, Mike has been a member of Eugene Rugby Football Club, competing in the Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union until he retired from playing in 2008