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James J. Arndt

James J. Arndt

Experience & Approach

Jim Arndt graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1982 and has practiced in Arvada with Bob Frie since that time. His practice focuses on Family Law, Real Estate, Community Association Law, Probate, and Civil Litigation. Jim is also developing a mediation and arbitration practice.

Jim enjoys his practice. He has many clients of long-standing who continue to bring their legal questions and problems to him. Jim enjoys these relationships.

Jim and the other attorneys in the firm are always cognizant of the high cost of their work, and strive to work economically and for a fair fee, without sacrificing quality work.

Jim believes that effective case analysis and trial preparation help promote settlement. Mr. Arndt enjoys the puzzle of preparing for trial, including sorting through complex facts and determining with his clients how best to present those facts in light of the relevant legal standards. He enjoys trying to persuade a judge or jury about the correctness of his client’s position if the case goes to trial.

Mr. Arndt works hard to keep his clients informed and prepared. He well understands the emotional toll a legal problem can take on an individual or family, and he tries to work compassionately as well as intelligently.


Jim is a native Coloradan. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Colorado starting in 1967 and finishing in 1971. Those years were a singularly spectacular time to attend college.

Jim enjoys a diverse work background, including working for the United States Forest Service and Holubar Mountaineering. He enjoys time with his family, mountain biking, pond kayaking, yoga, and traveling to remote areas for peace and quiet.


  • Award of Merit, Jefferson County Bar Association, “In recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Bar Association, the Legal Profession and the Community.”
    Recipient, 2010
  • In 2005, Frie, Arndt & Danborn received the “Law Firm of the Year” award from the Denver Bar Foundation for its “extraordinary efforts and dedication to providing ‘pro bono’ legal services” to the indigent through the Metropolitan Volunteer Lawyers program.
  • Appointed Special Master in a dissolution of marriage case by the Jefferson County District Court, 2010
  • Inductee, Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Colorado School of Law Legal Aid & Defender Program, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, and annually thereafter
  • Mock Trial Judge, First Judicial Bar Association Mock Trial Competition, 1997 and annually thereafter
  • First Judicial District
  • Board of Trustees, 1995-1996 term
  • Colorado Bar AssociationBoard of Governors, two-year term 1997-1999
  • “AV” Rating from Martindale-Hubbell