Qualifications and Ratings

In his many years of practice, James Arnold has cemented an outstanding reputation among clients, colleagues, and the general legal community. The ratings referred to on this website are indications of his high level of dedication and professionalism.

James R. Arnold
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
James R. Arnold
AVVO Rated Superb
James R. Arnold
International Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers 2010-present

Martindale-Hubbell Client Review

This rating is determined through aggregation of validated responses. This compilation of Client Reviews translates to a numerical rating and associate descriptive term on a scale of 1 -5. 1 being lowest as “Rated” and 5 being highest as “Preeminent”.

4.5-5.0 Preeminent
3.0-4.4 Distinguished
1-2.9 Rated

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. The General Ethical Standards rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. Those lawyers who meet the “Very High” criteria of General Ethical Standards can proceed to the next step in the ratings process. Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience.


Experience     5.0 star rating
Industry Recognition     4.0 star rating
Professional Conduct  5.0 star rating

The Avvo Rating is calculated using a mathematical model that considers the information shown in a professional’s profile, including a professional’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition — all factors that are relevant to assessing a professional’s qualifications.

Who’s Who

Jim Arnold is one of only 49 attorneys in California to receive recognition from Law Business Research Ltd. It is not possible to buy entry into any Who’s Who Legal publication. Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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