The Business Owner's Lawyer on the Monterey Peninsula

Robert Arnold’s Bio

I’m here to help business owners do business so they can make more money and achieve their other business goals.

For the past 23 years I’ve been a business lawyer on the Monterey Peninsula. For most of that time I was a shareholder at a well-respected, full-service firm in Monterey. In 2012 I opened my own firm in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea to focus on serving the legal needs of business owners.

Before becoming a lawyer, I was a strategic planning executive at a top-ten national credit card bank headquartered in Salinas.

I’ve helped some great people with their companies, deals, contracts, real estate transactions, and employees, and if the fit’s right, I’d love to help you too. Take a look at the services I can provide and the industries I’ve worked with and contact me about how I can help you achieve your business goals.

Prior Experience

Shareholder, Horan Lloyd, Monterey, CA
Manager of Strategic Planning, Household Credit Services, Salinas, CA


Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D.

  • Graduated First In Class
  • American Jurisprudence Awards: Civil Procedure, Writing and Research, Criminal Procedure, Corporations, Community Property, Evidence, Insurance Law & Securities Regulation
  • Criminal Law Award for Academic Excellence
  • Law Review Associate Editor
  • Moot Court Board Member

University of Michigan, B.A., Economics


  • Carmel Chamber of Commerce, Former Director
  • Monterey County Bar Association, Former Director
  • The State Bar of California


“Board of Natural Resources v. Brown: New York Grows Roots in Washington,” Golden Gate University Ninth Circuit Review (Spring 1995)

Family & Interests

My wife and I live in Carmel with our two dogs. Our two sons are away at Santa Clara University. We love taking advantage of the natural beauty and great food, wine, and art on the Monterey Peninsula. Besides family, my interests include literature and philosophy (when I get the chance to do some reading that’s not law or business-related), politics, running, and a few other sports I’m not very good at anymore.