Arriola, Anita P. Partner

Anita P. Arriola, Partner


ANITA P. ARRIOLA returned home to Guam in 1988, after practicing law at Public Advocates, Inc. as a partner in San Francisco, California for several years. She litigates business, civil, and complex cases and advises Guam and multinational companies on corporate, construction, development, banking, and insurance matters. Ms. Arriola has successfully argued and won numerous civil and criminal appeals in the Guam and federal courts. She has served as a mediator and arbitrator in civil matters.

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Insurance
  • Probate
  • Real Property
  • Civil and Criminal Appeals


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1979
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Geneva, Centre des Hautes Études, Geneva, Switzerland
    • 1978

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1982
  • Guam, 1989
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of the Northern Mariana Islands, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
  • U.S. Constitutional Rights in the Territories, with the Honorable Gustavo Gelpi, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico, U.S. District Court of Guam & Guam Bar Association , 02/02/2018
  • The Constitution, Privacy, and Prop 8: A Conversation with the Honorable Vaughn R .Walker, former Chief Judge of the Northern District of California, U.S. District Court of Guam & Guam Bar Association , 08/15/2013
  • Conversatorio with the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court of Guam & Guam Bar Association , 01/28/2012

Professional Associations

  • Guam Bar Association, Member
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California (inactive), Member
  • National Women and the Law Association, Board of Directors, Member, 1986 to 1988
  • Guam Board of Law Examiners Grading and Drafting Subcommittee, Member, 2002 to 2005