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Arriola, Joaquin C. Jr. Partner

Joaquin C. Arriola, Jr., Partner

Biography

JOAQUIN C. ARRIOLA, JR. (JAY) has been a trial attorney for over 30 years, practicing primarily criminal defense and family law. He was a public defender in Santa Clara and San Diego counties in California before returning home to Guam to practice at the firm. Mr. Arriola was the Guam Bar Association president for eight years, and has been the Guam Bar Delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates since 2005. Mr. Arriola was voted consistently "Pika's Best of Guam - Best Divorce Lawyer" from 2014 to 2019.

Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil and Criminal Appeals

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 1989
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 1986
Bar Admissions
  • Supreme Court of California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of Guam, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of the Northern Mariana Islands, 1992
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of Guam, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of the Northern Mariana Islands, 1992
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1993

Professional Associations

  • Member at Large, Board of Governors, Guam Bar Association, 2017 to Present
  • State Delegate (Guam Bar Association), American Bar Association House of Delegates, 2005 to Present
  • President, Guam Bar Association, 1996 to 2004
  • Member, Board of Law Examiners, Supreme Court of Guam, 1996 to 2004
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Public Defender Service Corp., 1996 to 2004
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents, American Bar Association
  • Conference Executive Committee/Lawyer Representative, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals