T.W. Arnold attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 1974. In 1979 he graduated with Honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He next attended the Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, and was an editorial staff member for its Environmental Law Journal. He earned his Juris Doctorate in June, 1982. He is currently a part-time Master's Student at Loma Linda University studying family sciences. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist(CFLS), and the founder of Desert Family Mediation Services. His practice is based out of Palm Springs, California.