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Arriola, Joaquin C. Partner

Joaquin C. Arriola, Partner

Biography

JOAQUIN C. ARRIOLA is the Senior and Founding Partner of Arriola Law Firm and has practiced law for over 65 years. He was Speaker of the 9th and 10th Guam Legislatures and a part-time Associate Justice of the Guam Supreme Court. He represented numerous government agencies, including the Territorial Planning Commission, Small Business Administration, and Guam Housing and Urban Authority. He litigated hundreds of cases in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, contributing greatly to the development and practice of law in both jurisdictions.

Practice Areas:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Transactions
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning and Probate

Past Positions

  • Ninth and Tenth Guam Legislatures, Speaker
  • Guam Supreme Court, Associate Justice, 1996 to 1999
  • Senator, 3rd and 4th (Chairman, Committee on Judiciary), Guam Legislature
  • Legislative Counsel and Parliamentarian, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Guam Legislatures

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1953 (inactive)
  • Guam, 1953
  • U.S. District Court District of Guam, 1953
  • Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, 1966
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1969
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, 1978
  • U.S. District Court District of the Northern Mariana Islands, 1978

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1953
  • College of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • A.B. - 1950
    • Honors: cum laude

Honors

  • Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa), University of Guam
  • Guam Judiciary Husticia Award

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Gamma Eta Gamma

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1953
  • College of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • A.B. - 1950
    • Honors: cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1953 (inactive)
  • Guam, 1953
  • U.S. District Court District of Guam, 1953
  • Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, 1966
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1969
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, 1978
  • U.S. District Court District of the Northern Mariana Islands, 1978

Honors

  • Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa), University of Guam
  • Guam Judiciary Husticia Award

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Gamma Eta Gamma