Rhiannon Arnold’s decision to run for Circuit Judge in the 9th Circuit, Group 1, was made with the intent to commit her career to the people of Central Florida and the system that gives them a voice towards justice. Her commitment to the fairness and equality in the justice system has propelled her to serve others. Arnold’s broad experience in the courtroom provided her with real-life experience and the ability to see the day to day interactions that judges have with the general public, an insight that will serve her well as a Circuit Court judge. The Pensacola native became intrigued with the legal system through family interactions with the law, and decided early on that her career path would be through law school.
The position of Judge is that of a servant. Judges serve the law as it is written, but as equally important, they serve the community. The public deserves the opportunity to be heard and to have their voices respected. As a judge, that will be my goal in my services, to allow those that come before me to know that they have a safe place from which to be heard and respected.
Rhiannon Arnold

Candidate for Circuit Court Judge in the 9th Circuit, Group 1

Arnold graduated Florida State University law school on her 24th birthday, making her one of the youngest graduates in her class. While there she was designated as a Certified Legal Intern by the Florida Supreme Court (less than 5 percent of all law school students are designated as CLIs).

After two years as an Assistant Public Defender with the 9th Judicial Circuit, Rhiannon opened her own legal practice, The Arnold Law Group. She and her husband, Walter, have joined forces to expand into the areas of civil law, personal injury and accident injury law.

West Orange Political Alliance
Rhiannon and her husband, Walter married in Orlando in 2009 after meeting in the courtroom. Their relationship was made possible due to their respect of the practice of law. They have two daughters, Madalann, 4, and Maisan, 3. They also have a four-legged son, Martin. Family has always been of the upmost importance to Rhiannon. The pillar of her life, her Grandmother, Vena, taught her the importance of family and community. Above all else, Vena instilled in Rhiannon to “make good decisions” and that your decisions will have an impact on you and others and therefore decisions need to be made carefully and thoughtfully. She taught Rhiannon that everyone has a voice and deserves to be heard, no matter their position in life.

This principle has been a constant touch point in Rhiannon’s life and career. In 2018, Rhiannon was named as one of the top 100 Criminal Defense lawyers in the United States by The National Trial Lawyers. Her trial experience is vast with over 50 jury trials, over 30 bench trials, and over 1000 evidentiary hearings in both civil and criminal practice areas. Outside of the courtroom, Arnold participates in judging Moot Court and Mock Trial competitions throughout Florida, in order to sharpen the skills of the future legal community, and has served as an adjunct professor at Valencia College in the Communications Department, assisting non-native English speakers in their upper level communications and speech classes.

For more information about Rhiannon Arnold and her campaign for Circuit Court Judge in the 9th Circuit, Group 1, go to Arnold4Judge.com.