Caj Boatright
Caj Boatright Attorney

“As a trial lawyer, you must be willing to go the distance in every case. Few firms actually live by that creed. Arnold & Itkin does – plain and simple. The results speak for themselves.

Caj Boatright has made a habit out of winning exceptional verdicts and settlements for his clients. In fact, in the last couple of years, it would be difficult to find another trial lawyer anywhere that has tried more cases to verdict and obtained more multi-million dollar settlements.

Meet Caj Boatright

Caj’s hard work has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars being recovered. Though he has spent only 5 of his 15-year legal career representing Plaintiffs, just a small sample of the results Caj has obtained during that time is staggering:

  • $11,000,000 judgment for a businessman wronged when a company breached its contract with him;
  • $10,000,000 settlement for a family who lost its husband, father, and sole income provider in a trucking crash;
  • $10,000,000 settlement for an injured child;
  • $9,000,000 settlement for a severely injured oil field worker;
  • $6,500,000 settlement for two workers exposed to dangerous chemicals at a refinery;
  • $3,000,000 settlement for a boat captain who suffered a back injury at sea;
  • $2,800,000 verdict for a dock worker who suffered an ankle injury during cargo operations; and
  • $2,400,000 settlement for a woman backed into by a truck.

Caj’s success for his clients stems from a formula that runs deep at Arnold & Itkin:

  • Unmatched Preparation – We will not be outworked.
  • Dedication to getting each client maximum recovery.
  • Unrivaled Resources – We have the ability to go toe-to-toe with the biggest companies in the world, and win.
  • Endurance – We treat and prepare every case as if it going to trial.
  • Skill and experience in the courtroom.

That formula rests on Caj’s strong sense of justice and his belief that the American jury system is the best way to help people get what they deserve. He does his best to make sure his clients receive maximum compensation when companies refuse to take responsibility for their wrongful conduct. Caj’s remarkable success in the courtroom has not gone unnoticed. He was recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2017 for Admiralty & Maritime Law and has been selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list by Texas Monthly Magazine multiple times. H Texas Magazine has named Caj a Top Professional on the Fast Track and "Top Lawyers for the People." He has also been invited to join the Million Dollar Advocates and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® for his courtroom accomplishments.

One of Caj’s greatest strengths is the vast and diverse experience he has packed into his career. He spent four years practicing complex commercial litigation and appellate law at one of the largest and most well respected firms in Texas. He also was a law clerk for the Honorable Reynaldo Garza on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Additionally, Caj spent five years handling high-stakes litigation for Exxon Mobil Corporation, overseeing some of the company’s largest cases in various states with billions of dollars of exposure. Caj brings this wealth of experience to each case he now handles.

Caj grew up in the small west Texas town of Sweetwater. He attended Southwestern University in Georgetown where he graduated cum laude with honors. He then attended law school at University of Texas with Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin. He was the first lawyer to join Arnold & Itkin LLP after Kurt and Jason started the firm.

When he is not in the courtroom, Caj is with his wife Jodi and three kids at a sporting event or in the outdoors. Caj and Jodi are members at Kingwood United Methodist Church and volunteer for Young Life.

  • Southwestern University
    B.A. in History & Political Science, cum laude
  • University of Texas Law School, J.D.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Texas Eastern District Court
  • Texas Northern District Court
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Best Lawyers® for Admiralty and Maritime Law (2017)
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ (2005-2006, 2015-2016)
  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" - National Trial Lawyers
  • "Top Lawyers for the People" from H Texas Magazine
  • "Top Professional on the Fast Track" from H Texas Magazine
  • Member of the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®

Caj Boatright's Case Results

  • $171 Million

    One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History

    Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.

  • $110 Million

    Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products

    Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.

  • $105 Million

    Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims

    Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.

  • $10 Million

    Defendant Paid Massive Settlement Rather than Risk Trial

    Arnold & Itkin is proud to have aggressively pursued compensation for our client before the trial even began. Our pretrial preparation resulted in nearly two dozen depositions before the defendant chose to resolve the cast for $10 million.

  • $10 Million

    Settlement Won for Family Against Negligent Trucking Company

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Ces Tavares represented a family who had lost their father in a tragic 18-wheeler accident. He was driving home when a trucker made a dangerous maneuver and caused a massive collision. The trucking company ultimately settled for $10 million.

  • $9 Million

    Settlement Recovered for Oil Field Worker

    After being told by a previous lawyer that he would likely not recover any compensation, an injured oil field worker came to Arnold & Itkin. Attorneys Caj Boatright and Kurt Arnold created such a strong case that the defendant chose to settle rather than face a trial. We were able to secure $9 million on our client’s behalf.

  • $6.5 Million

    Two Refinery Workers Won Settlement for Chemical Injuries

    Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys represented two man exposed to dangerous chemicals in a refinery accident. Their employer wanted the incident to go unreported, so refused to give them the medical care they needed. The defendant negotiated a settlement of $6.5 million just weeks before trial was set to begin.

  • $5 Million

    Confidential Settlement Won for Child Day Before Trial

    One of the strongest tactics our lawyers employ is pushing a case to trial in order to pressure the other side into a settlement or the courtroom. That's what happened in this case. Our firm is honored to have helped our young client get justice and rightful compensation before trial even began.

  • $4.97 Million

    Settlement Reached for Orthopaedic Injury Victim

    Our team worked to represent a client who was severely injured while working at a chemical plant. He was performing construction and maintenance work at the time of the incident. In the end, our firm was successful in settling the case for $4.97 million.

  • $3.7 Million

    Settlement Reached for Client Injured in Plant Explosion

    We settled a case on behalf of a client who sustained burns and other serious injuries after a Louisiana plant explosion

  • $3.57 Million

    Significant Settlement Obtained for Explosion Victim

    Our attorneys represented a man from Louisiana who was injured during a turnaround job. After a severe industrial accident, our client suffered injuries to his back, neck, and shoulder. We recovered $3.57 million.

  • $3.3 Million

    Settlement Achieved for Injured East TX Man

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys represented a man who was injured when a plant explosion caused him to fall and herniate a disc in his back. Workers’ compensation denied the claim. We took on the case and were able to help him achieve the best possible medical care and reached a $3.3 million settlement on his behalf.

  • $3.3 Million

    Multi-Million Settlement Reached for Man Unable to Return to Work

    While working at a plant, our client sustained a serious back injury. One that was severe enough to make it impossible for him to return to work. We eventually secured $3.3 million on his behalf.

  • $3.3 Million

    Settlement Reached for Man Hurt in Plant Explosion

    Our attorneys helped recover a $3.3 million settlement on behalf of a man from Louisiana who was hurt in a plant explosion. We helped ensure he received fair compensation and the best possible medical care.

  • $3.2 Million

    Confidential Settlement Reached for Man Injured at a Plant

    Our attorneys represented a man who sustained injuries to his neck and shoulder while working at a plant. We defeated the defendant’s arguments that the injuries were preexisting and obtained a $3.2 million settlement.

  • $3.2 Million

    Settlement Achieved for Victim of Severe Burn Injuries

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys helped represent a worker who suffered severe burns to his hands and ears while working in a plant. We helped recover $3.2 million on his behalf.

  • $3.15 Million

    Settlement Achieved for Man Injured at a Plant

    Our attorneys helped reach a $3.15 million settlement on behalf of a man who suffered injuries to his back while working at a plant. Despite being told at first that workers’ compensation was his only remedy, we were successful in securing a multi-million settlement on his behalf.

  • $3.1 Million

    Multi-Million Settlement Obtained for Plant Explosion Victim

    Arnold & Itkin represented a man who was severely injured in a Louisiana plant explosion. Our client’s injuries required him to undergo surgery for medical treatment. We successfully recovered $3.1 million on his behalf.

  • $3.1 Million

    Settlement Achieved for Female Plant Worker

    Arnold & Itkin resolved the case of a woman who was injured while working on a turnaround job. The injuries she suffered were numerous, including second degree burns, PTSD, and orthopedic injuries to her knees, legs, and back. Her $3.1 million settlement has decisively secured her future, allowing her the financial support she needs for medical care and long-term recovery.

  • $3 Million

    Boat Captain Won Settlement for Injuries at Sea

    Arnold & Itkin lawyers helped represent a boat captain injured after his boat sank. He was injured while ensuring his crew were safe while abandoning ship. Despite the complexity of the case, our attorneys got him a sizable settlement merely a year after the incident occurred—only months after we filed his case.

  • $3 Million

    Settlement Reached for Man Injured in a Plant Explosion

    Our client sustained serious neck and back injuries that required surgery. We were successful in securing a $3 million settlement on their behalf—enough for them to move forward from this incident.

  • $3 Million

    Settlement Reached for Injured Plant Worker

    Arnold & Itkin is proud to have achieved a sizable settlement for a worker who suffered a back injury during a turnaround job.

  • $2.97 Million

    Settlement Reached for Man Injured During a Turnaround

    Our firm secured a multi-million settlement on behalf of a man from Louisiana. Our client had suffered serious injuries when an explosion caused him to fall, injuring his back. We reached a settlement shortly before trial.

  • $2.9 Million

    Settlement Reached for Plant Explosion Injury Victim

    Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce a victory for a client who suffered back and shoulder injuries in a plant explosion. Our client received the best medical care and the compensation he deserved.

  • $2.87 Million

    Significant Settlement Achieved for Plant Explosion Victim

    A team of our attorneys represented a client who was severely injured in a plant explosion; our client required multiple surgeries in the aftermath of the incident. We fought on their behalf and recovered $2.87 million.

  • $2.8 Million

    Multi-Million Settlement for Man Injured During Turnaround Job

    Our plant accident lawyers helped achieve a $2.8 million settlement on behalf of a man injured at a Louisiana plant. The plant owners completely refused responsibility for the incident.

  • $2.8 Million

    Verdict Won for Worker with Severe Ankle Injury

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys helped to represent a rigger who suffered from a foot injury while working on the job. His injury occurred when a crane load dropped onto his foot, breaking his ankle. His employer denied all responsibility, but we were able to secure a $2.8 million court award on his behalf.

  • $2.78 Million

    Settlement Obtained for Injured Contractor

    While performing construction work at a Louisiana plant, a serious accident occurred that caused neck and back injuries to a contractor. Our firm represented the man and successfully reached a $2.78 million settlement.

  • $2.7 Million

    Settlement Reached for Man Injured in an Explosion

    When an explosion caused him to suffer injuries to his lower back, a Texas man turned to Arnold & Itkin for the help he needed. Our firm took on the case and fought for several years before successfully obtaining a $2.7 million settlement on his behalf.

  • $2.6 Million

    Multi-Million Settlement Reached for Father of Two

    Our client was a father of two who had been severely injured on the job through no fault of his own. We fought for our client over the course of several years and ultimately recovered $2.6 million.

  • $2.6 Million

    Multi-Million Settlement for Man Hurt During Turnaround Work

    After a Louisiana explosion caused our client to sustain injuries to his back, our legal team took on the case. We helped him to receive necessary medical care and achieved a $2.6 million settlement on his behalf.

  • $2.6 Million

    Multi-Million Settlement Reached for Man Hurt in LA Explosion

    Our firm helped a Louisiana man recover full, fair compensation after being severely injured during turnaround work at a plant. We secured a $2.6 million settlement on his behalf.

  • $2.58 Million

    Settlement Secured for Injured Louisiana Man

    Our client was injured while working a turnaround at a Louisiana plant. We fought for him for several years and were able to ensure he received proper medical care. We eventually reached a $2.58 million settlement.

  • $2.49 Million

    Multi-Million Settlement for Man Injured During Turnaround Work

    Arnold & Itkin LLP secured $2.49 million for a Louisiana man injured during turnaround at plant. We ensured he received the medical care he needed and the compensation he deserved.

  • $2.45 Million

    Multi-Million Settlement Recovered for Back Injury Victim

    Our client sustained a serious back injury in a Louisiana plant explosion and turned to our firm for help. We fought tirelessly for more than three years and were able to recover $2.45 million on his behalf.

  • $2.4 Million

    Elderly Truck Accident Victim Won Millions in Verdict

    The team of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin recently secured $2.4 million on behalf of an elderly woman who was backed into by a delivery truck, causing extensive damages. The defendant insisted that our client was to blame, but an objective trucking expert testified otherwise. She now has everything she needs to recover from her injuries as fully as possible.

  • $2.4 Million

    Settlement Obtained for Woman Who Sustained Serious Neck Injuries

    Arnold & Itkin represented the rights of a woman whose neck was severely injured in a plant explosion. We fought tirelessly for nearly four years before achieving a $2.4 million settlement.

  • $2.4 Million

    Settlement Obtained for Man with Injured Back

    Our attorneys worked to secure a significant settlement for a man who severely injured his back while working as a turnaround at a plant. We were ultimately successful in defeating the defendants, despite the fact that they denied any responsibility for the incident.

  • $2.4 Million

    Settlement Achieved for Woman Hurt While Working a Turnaround

    Our firm represented a Louisiana woman who sustained injuries to both her neck and her back during an explosion. We aggressively moved the case forward and recovered a 7-figure settlement.

  • $2.4 Million

    Settlement Achieved for Woman Who Escaped a Fire

    After escaping a fire, our client required two knee replacements. Our firm helped to represent her best interests and were able to reach a $2.4 million settlement on her behalf.

  • $2.29 Million

    Multi-Million Settlement Reached for Man Hurt in Plant Accident

    Our attorneys worked tirelessly for years to represent the best interests of a man whose neck was injured after a plant explosion in Louisiana. When the plant owners refused to take responsibility, we took on the case and eventually secured a $2.29 million settlement.

  • $2.29 Million

    Settlement Reached for Victim of Plant Explosion Injuries

    After a plant exploded in Louisiana, our client sustained serious injuries, including hearing loss and damage to his back and neck. He eventually required surgery. We relentlessly fought and obtained a $2.29 million settlement.

  • $2.26 Million

    Multi-Million Settlement for Plant Explosion Victim

    Following an explosion, a plant worker was left with serious back injuries. Arnold & Itkin won a seven-figure settlement to compensate for his suffering and multiple procedures.

  • $2.2 Million

    Settlement Reach for Woman Injured in Serious Work Accident

    Our firm reached a $2.2 million settlement on behalf of our client, despite the fact that the defendants argued that her injuries were from a previous accident. The settlement was 20 times larger than the final offer at mediation.

  • $2.2 Million

    Settlement Reached for Severely Injured Texas Man

    Arnold & Itkin’s team of attorneys worked together to help represent a Texas man who sustained severe injuries to his neck and wrist after a plant exploded. We worked tirelessly for him and recovered $2.2 million.

  • $2 Million

    Settlement Obtained for Man Seriously Injured in Plant Accident

    The Arnold & Itkin team helped represent a client who was seriously injured after a plant exploded in Louisiana. We fought hard to hold plant owners responsible before reaching a $2 million settlement.

  • $2 Million

    Multi-Million Settlement Changed Plant Accident Victim’s Life

    Our firm helped represent the best interests of a man severely injured during a plant accident. We not only helped ensure our client received the best medical care possible, but we also reached a $2 million settlement.

  • $1.94 Million

    Settlement Obtained for Plant Explosion Victim

    Our attorneys worked tirelessly for more than three years to help a man severely injured in a Louisiana plant explosion. In the end, we were able to reach a $1.94 million settlement.

  • $1.9 Million

    Settlement Achieved for Arkansas Man Hurt at a Plant

    Our legal team reached a $1.9 million settlement on behalf of a man from Arkansas. We fought hard to ensure he received not only the best medical care, but also the proper medical care that he needed.

  • $1.9 Million

    Injured Plant Worker Received Sizable Settlement Before Trial

    After being struck by a decrepit piece of equipment, our client suffered serious injuries. Our personal injury law firm took on the case and was successful in recovering $1.9M on his behalf. We aggressively pushed the case toward trial, compelling our client’s employer to settle with us fairly.

  • $1.85 Million

    Settlement Received for Victim of Louisiana Plant Accident

    Our firm was hired by a Louisiana man who was severely injured in a plant accident while working a turnaround. Our client required years of year, including injections and surgeries. We obtained a $1.85 million settlement.

  • $1.78 Million

    Settlement Obtained for Man Injured While Working as a Turnaround

    Several attorneys from the Arnold & Itkin team represented a man who was working as a turnaround at plant when he suffered serious injuries. His injuries were severe enough to warrant a back procedure. Our firm was successful in securing a $1.78 million settlement.

  • $1.7 Million

    Jury Verdict Won for Victim of Helicopter Crash

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys represented the victim of a helicopter accident caused by tail rotor failure. Our client, an offshore worker, needed helicopter transport to his platform when it was forced to land. However, a defect in the flotation device caused it to flip in the water. Our client suffered back injuries and PTSD as a result.

  • $1.7 Million

    Jury Delivers Verdict After Less Than 3 Hours of Deliberation

    Attorneys Caj Boatright and Kala Sellers helped a man who was severely injured after the explosion of a fuel gas header. During cross-examination, the employer’s vice president admitted that there was no excuse for making safer components for the gas header. The jury deliberated for less than three hours and found the company 100% liable.

  • $1.7 Million

    Settlement Won for Seriously Injured Louisiana Worker

    Arnold & Itkin reached a $1.7 million settlement for a Louisiana man injured at a plant during turnaround work. We fought hard to ensure he received proper medical care and the compensation he needed to move forward.

  • $1.7 Million

    Settlement Obtained for Back & Knee Injury Victim

    After sustained serious injuries to his back a knee, a victim of a Louisiana plant explosion turned to our legal team. We fought hard and helped him recover $1.7 million.

  • $1.6 Million

    Large Settlement Reached for Victim of Severe Truck Accident

    Truck accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin secured a sizable settlement for a client who was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler on the highway. Her injuries required multiple surgeries, but the defendants refused to take responsibility. Her $1.6 million settlement will get her the medical care and financial support she needs.

  • $1.57 Million

    Settlement Reach for Injured Fire Watch

    We represented a woman who was injured as a fire watch. As she was trying to escape a fire she fell down and sustained several serious injuries. We obtained $1.57 million on her behalf.

  • $1.54 Million

    Large Settlement Won After Three Year Fight

    For more than three years, our legal team fought to recover just compensation for a man who was severely injured in a plant explosion. Our client was brought to tears after we recovered a $1.54 million settlement.

  • $1.5 Million

    Settlement Reached for Man Suffering Serious Injuries

    When a plant explosion caused our client serious injuries, he turned to the legal team at Arnold & Itkin. We fought relentlessly on his behalf and were ultimately able to reach a seven-figure settlement before trial.

  • $1.49 Million

    Settlement Reached for Man Hurt During Turnaround

    Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys helped secure $1.49 million on behalf of a man severely injured during turnaround. He sustained damage to his back and elbow after a plant exploded.

  • $1.45 Million

    Settlement Won for Injured Offshore Worker

    Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin recently represented an offshore worker who sustained back injuries on the job. They recovered a sizable settlement on his behalf after our firm took multiple depositions from medical experts.

  • $1.4 Million

    Settlement Reached for Woman Injured in Explosion

    Our client was severely injured while fleeing from an explosion. She turned to our firm for help. We helped ensure she received necessary medical care and obtained a $1.4 million settlement on her behalf.

  • $1.2 Million

    Settlement Reached for Man Hurt During Turnaround at a Plant

    Arnold & Itkin LLP secured $1.2 million for a Louisiana man injured during turnaround at plant. Our client sustained knee, back, and neck injuries. This settlement will help change his life.

  • $1.17 Million

    Settlement Obtained for Severely Injured Plant Worker

    Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin helped represent a Louisiana man who suffered a serious knee injury while trying to escape an explosion at a Louisiana plant. We eventually recovered $1.17 million on his behalf.

  • $1.1 Million

    Settlement Won for Woman Injured During Turnaround

    We recovered a $1.1 million settlement on behalf of a woman hurt during a Louisiana plant accident. We helped ensure she received the proper medical care and obtained $1.1 million on her behalf.

  • $1 Million

    Settlement Reached for Victim of Catastrophic Industrial Accident

    Arnold & Itkin obtained a $1 million settlement on behalf of a man from Texas who was severely injured in a plant accident. This settlement ensures that our client will receive what he needs to move forward in his life.

  • $1 Million

    Settlement Obtained for Injured Louisiana Man

    Our client sustained injuries to his neck, back, and head after a Louisiana plant exploded. We eventually secured a 7-figure settlement on his behalf, money that can be used to help his client move forward with his life.

  • $1 Million

    Settlement Achieved for Severely Injured Apartment Resident

    Arnold & Itkin recently represented a client who suffered severe head and neck injuries after falling from a second-story apartment building. We were able to secure a $1M settlement.

  • $950 Thousand

    $950,000 Secured for Injured Offshore Worker

    Arnold & Itkin fought for a barge worker who severely injured his back by tripping overboard due to a safety hazard.

  • $750 Thousand

    $750,000 Won for Injured Vessel Worker

    Arnold & Itkin secured a large settlement for a worker who injured his knee and shoulder while working on the deck.

  • $700 Thousand

    $700,000 Obtained for Worker Injured at Drilling Site

    Arnold & Itkin recovered a favorable settlement for an oilfield worker who suffered a broken arm after a drilling site fall.

  • $650 Thousand

    $650,000 for Injured Jones Act Seaman

    Four days before trial was set to begin, Arnold & Itkin attorneys settled a case for $650,000 on behalf of a seaman who was injured in a slip and fall accident.

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