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.
Protecting rights and resolving disputes is an Arnold tradition spanning 185 years. Thurman is a fifth generation attorney.
His grandfather, Thurman Arnold Sr, authored a number of books on law and economics realism that remain in print today, and taught at the Yale Law School from 1930 to 1938 together with his lifelong friend, William O. Douglas – one of the great liberal United States Supreme Court Justices of our time.
In 1938 President Roosevelt appointed Thurman Sr. Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division for the U.S. DOJ. And so, Thurman Sr. took aim at the bullies like Standard-Oil and other mega-companies that had helped to bring about the Great Depression.
He is a vigorous writer with a passion for “The Internet of Everything Divorce” and family law. All content on this website, including our Enlightened Divorce Blog™, is our own. He wants to guide and assist you!