Cory Itkin
Cory Itkin Attorney

"Part of my job is to help answer your questions and guide you throughout the entire process. It’s a responsibility that I take seriously. It’s a responsibility all of our lawyers take seriously."

Cory Itkin is one of the most aggressive, prepared trial lawyers in the country. He has won verdicts and settlements in more than two dozen states and has also obtained favorable results in high profile litigation such as clients who lost loved ones or were injured in the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion.

Meet Cory Itkin

Some of Cory's best work has been on the cases that presented the biggest challenges. Cory has won jury verdicts in excess of $1 million in at least five cases where the defendant had made no offer to settle the case at the time of trial and has obtained several seven and eight figure settlements on the eve of trial. He has won record-setting verdicts in highly disputed liability cases and won the largest Texas verdict in a helicopter accident case in recent years.

Cory's success is not limited to Texas. He has obtained many settlements and verdicts in excess of a million dollars all over the country. Cory has won verdicts or settlements in more than 50 cases for more than a million dollars. Cory's approach of aggressively preparing his cases for trial ensures the best results for his clients. His practice focuses on helping those suffering from catastrophic injuries caused by the negligence or recklessness of others, including trucking accidents, maritime accidents, industrial accidents, and more. He also assists home and business owners throughout Coastal Texas who are facing insurance claims following Hurricane Harvey.

Cory attended the University of Texas and went on to earn his law degree from the University of Houston, graduating cum laude in the top 10% of his class. In law school, he earned numerous honors, including induction to the Order of the Barons. For his work, Cory has been recognized as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in Texas by the American Trial Lawyers Association and selected for the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ edition (2010-2017). He was also selected for the editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for Admiralty and Maritime Law from 2016 to 2018.

  • University of Texas, B.A.
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., cum laude
  • Texas State Bar
  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Best Lawyers® for Admiralty and Maritime Law (2016-2018)
  • Member of the Order of the Barons
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ (2010-2017)

Get to Know Cory Itkin

"When you get hurt—whether it’s in a truck accident, in a refinery, or working offshore—it has major impact on your life. It’s something you didn’t ask for, and you’ve never been involved in this kind of thing before. So it’s understandable that you’re going to a lot of questions and a lot of concerns."

Cory Itkin

Cory Itkin's Case Results

  • $76.6 Million

    Verdict Won Against Johnson & Johnson for Boy Who Grew Female Breasts

    Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a unanimous jury verdict on behalf of our client who had suffered from the usage of Risperdal.

  • $72 Million

    Record Victory for Severely Injured Worker

    Arnold & Itkin has achieved a record settlement for a worker who was injured in a severe oilfield accident less than 2 years after the incident. His accident was a result of negligence from multiple parties--all of whom settled with our client only a week before trial. We are thrilled that our client will receive the medical care and future security he deserves.

  • $29 Million

    The Largest Known Settlement for a Wrongful Death Offshore

    Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, and Cory Itkin successfully secured a record settlement for a single family who tragically lost a loved one. It is the largest known settlement for a death that occurred offshore. While a settlement is not an admittance of responsibility, our firm was pleased that the company was willing to provide fair compensation to the family of their employee without a fight.

  • $12 Million

    Injured Worker Received Settlement for Burn Injuries

    Our industrial injury lawyers have recently recovered $12 million on behalf of a plant worker who suffered burns when a safety valve failed at the refinery where he was employed. His settlement will go toward providing him with extensive and long-term medical care. His employer chose to settle his case two weeks before trial was set to begin.

  • $12 Million

    Massive Settlement Obtained for Truck Driver

    Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce that our firm has secured a $12 million settlement on behalf a truck driver who was crushed by his own cargo—which then led directly to a stroke. The driver, who was 56 years old at the time, now requires costly around-the-clock care to carry out basic tasks. The defendants argued that the stroke was his fault—but Cory Itkin was able to counter their arguments enough to compel them to settle. Our client has received everything he needs for a stable future.

  • $11.5 Million

    Settlement Won for Injured Victim of Offshore Accident

    Arnold & Itkin obtained a settlement of $11.5 million on behalf of an offshore accident victim suffering from both physical and psychological injuries. His settlement will ensure that our client gets all the time, financial support, and stability he needs to fully recover and get back on his feet.

  • $8.9 Million

    Verdict Won for Severely Injured Seaman

    Arnold & Itkin helped secure a settlement on behalf of a seaman who injured his head when working aboard an offshore drilling vessel. Our firm helped to recover $8.9 million on his behalf.

  • $8 Million

    Massive Settlement Reached Before Trial Began

    Our firm represented an offshore worker (a steward) who seriously injured his back in an accident. The injury prevented him from making a living. While other lawyers told him his case was only worth a few hundred thousand dollars, our attorneys knew better. Due to intense negotiations by the firm, Arnold & Itkin was able to obtain a settlement for $8 million from his employers.

  • $7.1 Million

    Concussed Worker Received a Massive Settlement after Accident

    Arnold & Itkin represented an offshore worker with a concussion and a herniated disk from an accident on the job. These injuries inhibited our client’s ability to make a living, requiring him to pursue a claim. His employers eventually resolved the case by settling for $7.1 million.

  • $7 Million

    Settlement Obtained for Burn Victims

    Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler helped represent the rights of individuals who had been severely injured when an explosion at an oil refinery covered them with hot steam and coking material. We were successful in recovering $7 million on their behalf and ensured they receive the proper medical care.

  • $6.9 Million

    Settlement Obtained for Family of Deceased Offshore Worker

    Arnold & Itkin negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement for the family of a man who died offshore. Though the defendant attempted to get away with an extremely low offer, our team obtained a settlement that was many times larger.

  • $6.6 Million

    Settlement Obtained for Wife & Family of Deceased Offshore Worker

    Arnold & Itkin helped a woman and her family get justice after her husband was killed in an incident offshore. Despite undue pressure from the defendant, our firm made sure our clients were taken care of for the rest of their lives.

  • $6.25 Million

    Settlement Won for Grieving Mississippi Family

    We negotiated a settlement of $6.25 million on behalf of a family whose loved one died from a heart attack while working off the coast of Africa. He was working as a barge engineer when he suffered the heart attack, and it was hours before a qualified medical professional was able to see him. Despite all of the employer’s arguments, Attorneys Cory and Jason Itkin secured a settlement for the family.

  • $6.1 Million

    Settlement Secured for Widow of Offshore Worker

    Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for our client after a prolonged attempt by the defendant to limit her compensation. Despite pressure from the defendant to settle for very little, our client called us. We negotiated a result over 12 times what she was originally offered.

  • $5.8 Million

    Maritime Injury Case Results in Large Settlement

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys were able to obtain a $5.8 million settlement on behalf of an injured maritime worker. Our client suffered a head injury in an accident that also led to severe PTSD, impacting his quality of life. We successfully compelled the employer to settle, giving our client the financial security he needed.

  • $5.6 Million

    Sizable Settlement Secured for Grieving Mother

    Arnold & Itkin has achieved a $5.6 million settlement on behalf of a woman who lost her son in a fatal accident while working offshore. Our client’s son was tragically killed during a crane accident that the defendant attempted to blame on other parties. Despite playing the blame game, the employer settled the case after we took around 20 depositions in preparation for trial.

  • $5.5 Million

    Settlement Won for Young Offshore Worker

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin get compensation for a young offshore worker who will likely never work again. As a result of her accident, the young woman suffered depression and PTSD. Our work (and her settlement) ensured that she will never need to worry about financial security for the rest of her life, allowing her to recover in peace.

  • $5.5 Million

    Concussed Rig Worker Got Settlement for Medical Care

    Arnold & Itkin was able to obtain a $5.5 million settlement on behalf of the client, an injured rig worker. Our client suffered serious head and back injuries that caused him chronic pain. His settlement will cover the cost of continuous treatment and pain management.

  • $5.5 Million

    Settlement Obtained from One of the Largest Companies in the U.S.

    The team at Arnold & Itkin is honored to have been able to help four injured workers recover a favorable $5.5 million settlement in a case involving several difficult obstacles. Our relentless determination has allowed our clients to receive the support they’ll need for the rest of their lives.

  • $5.4 Million

    Settlement Won for Victim of PTSD

    Arnold & Itkin took on the case of a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder and were able to obtain a $5.4 million settlement on their behalf. Cases like our client’s address the very real mental injuries caused by traumatic accidents. His settlement will now help him and his family face the future with confidence and peace.

  • $5.2 Million

    Offshore Accident Victim Received Sizable Settlement for Injuries & Pain

    A $5.2 million settlement was won on behalf of an injured offshore worker who suffered from a herniated disc and concussion. Our client also received PTSD from the trauma of the accident. His settlement has provided him with the peace and security he deserves.

  • $4.8 Million

    Settlement Won for Victim of Offshore Accident

    Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a settlement of $4.8 million on behalf of their client, an injured offshore worker. He suffered a concussion and a herniated disc from his accident. Our client has received excellent medical care thanks to his settlement.

  • $4.6 Million

    Settlement Won for Female Offshore Worker

    A woman was injured in an offshore accident while performing her job duties, suffering a bulging disc and a concussion. After seeking the help of Arnold & Itkin, she was able to obtain a $4.6 million settlement.

  • $4.5 Million

    Offshore Accident Victim Got a Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

    The victim of an offshore accident sought the help of Arnold & Itkin and received a $4.5 million settlement. The accident caused him to suffer a herniated disc and multiple ankle injuries. The settlement will now allow him to recover while caring for his family’s needs.

  • $4.1 Million

    Settlement Won for Injured Rig Worker

    An injured rig man who couldn’t return to work sought the help of Arnold & Itkin, who secured $4.1 million on his behalf. Our client unfortunately suffered a concussion that left him unable to work or support his family. His settlement will provide for his medical care while giving his family the security they deserve.

  • $4 Million

    Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Won for Injured Offshore Worker

    An offshore worker was injured while performing his job duties, so Arnold & Itkin fought to obtain a $4 million settlement on his behalf. The settlement went toward helping him recover from his neck, knee, and ankle injuries.

  • $3.8 Million

    Offshore Accident Victim Received Settlement for PTSD

    Our client was injured on the job and sought legal help from Arnold & Itkin. His accident not only caused a traumatic brain injury, but left him psychologically harmed as well. Left without a way to support himself, he sought justice for his injury. Our firm was able to secure $3.8 million on his behalf.

  • $3.8 Million

    Worker Won a Settlement for Severe Physical & Psychological Injuries

    An offshore worker sought the help of Arnold & Itkin after he was injured while performing his job duties. He sustained injuries to his throat in the accident. Unfortunately, he also struggled with PTSD following the trauma of the accident.

  • $3.8 Million

    Worker Injured in Basket Transfer Won a Massive Verdict

    Our client, an injured oil rig worker, sought the legal assistance of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin when his injuries required back and neck surgery. He was injured while transferring from a crew boat to a jack up rig in choppy waters. Though his employers wrongfully denied the accident happened, we proved otherwise. Our client received a verdict much larger than the $200,000 settlement offer.

  • $3.7 Million

    Foreign Citizen Won a Massive Settlement for Burn Injuries

    Attorney Cory Itkin helped negotiate a $3.7 million settlement on behalf of a man who was severely burned during a fire on an offshore platform. His employers insisted that it was the fault of his co-worker, who could not be sued. After 7 days of trial, his employers elected to settle.

  • $3.2 Million

    Offshore Accident Victim Received Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

    Our client was an offshore worker who suffered an accident that caused a herniated disc, a concussion, and severe PTSD. Arnold & Itkin was able to see that their client, an injured offshore worker, received a $3.2 million settlement.

  • $3.2 Million

    Offshore Oil Worker Injured on the Job in Accident

    Our client was injured while performing his job duties and sought the legal expertise of Arnold & Itkin. As an offshore oil rig employee, his line of work is particularly dangerous and unforgiving of negligence. His injuries included a concussion and PTSD; thankfully, we were able to help him obtain a $3.2 million settlement.

  • $3.1 Million

    Settlement Won for Victim of Offshore Accident

    Our client was an offshore worker who suffered an accident due to negligence. The injuries they sustained included a herniated disc and PTSD. Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin were able to secure a $3.1 million settlement for their client who was injured while working offshore.

  • $3 Million

    Offshore Accident Victim Won a Settlement for Injuries

    Arnold & Itkin took on the case of a worker who was injured in an offshore accident, securing him $3 million. Our client sustained a severe head injury as well as a herniated disc. His settlement will go toward helping him fully recover from his injuries and seek a new line of work if necessary.

  • $2.9 Million

    Injured Offshore Worker Received Settlement for Pain

    Our attorneys took up the case of a worker who was severely injured while on the job. Our representation made it possible for the client to receive a $2.9 million settlement. His settlement will help him provide for himself while he recovers from his injuries.

  • $2.9 Million

    Settlement Secured for Worker Injured Offshore

    An offshore worker was helped by Arnold & Itkin attorneys. We investigated his case and held his employers responsible for our client's pain. Our representation made it possible for our client to receive a $2.9 million settlement.

  • $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.

  • $2.7 Million

    Jury Verdict Won for Offshore Contractor

    An injured offshore well tester called Arnold & Itkin for help after he suffered significant back injuries due to unsafe working conditions. His injuries required costly surgery to recover and, as the victim of negligence, was entitled to receive money for his care. We were able to recover over $2 million in damages—despite no offer to settle.

  • $2.3 Million

    Accident Victim Won a Settlement for Work Injuries

    Our client was injured in an offshore accident that caused a concussion and a herniated disc, among other injuries. He was compensated $2.3 million with the help of Arnold & Itkin attorneys.

  • $2 Million

    Settlement Won for Louisiana Worker in the Gulf

    Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys Kurt Arnold and Cory Itkin recovered $2 million on behalf of a Carencro, Louisiana man who was injured doing seismographic work in the Gulf of Mexico. The injuries he sustained meant that he would never be able to earn a living in his current career. Our work ensured that he would be able to provide for himself while finding a new career.

  • $1.975 Million

    Settlement Reached for Victims of Trucking Negligence

    Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys are pleased to announce that we reached a $1.975 million settlement on behalf of two of our clients involved in a serious trucking accident. Though the defendant blamed our clients for being in the trucker’s blind spot, the company elected to pay what they owed our clients.

  • $1.9 Million

    Compensation Secured for Psychological Injuries

    The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin, LLP recently represented a Louisiana man who was injured while working offshore. An accident led to our client developing severe PTSD, which inhibited his ability to make a living offshore. They were able to recover $1.95 million on his behalf to support him while he fostered a new career.

  • $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.

  • $1.75 Million

    Risperdal Trial Resolved with Large Verdict

    Attorneys Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin represented a young man in a Risperdal case in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The case involved over 21 million pages of documents, and though they were only brought on a week before trial began, our firm’s strategy and effort resulted in a successful verdict.

  • $1.7 Million

    Injured Maritime Worker Received Settlement for Pain

    Arnold & Itkin offshore injury lawyers obtained a $1.7 million settlement for their injured maritime client. An accident on the job left our client with severe PTSD, affecting his ability to do his job or make an income. Our work provided for his needs while he recovered from his psychological trauma.

  • $1.7 Million

    Jury Offered Verdict for the Victim of a Crane Accident

    Arnold & Itkin LLP industrial lawyers won a $1.72 million jury verdict on behalf of our client and his wife. Our client, who spoke very little English, required a lawyer after a crane operator swung a heavy burner into him during his duties. The crane operator’s employer accepted no responsibility, but the jury found them guilty of negligence. Our firm is proud to have provided our client with the medical care and compensation he needed.

  • $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.

  • $1.65 Million

    An Offshore Worker Received a Settlement for His Pain

    Arnold & Itkin, LLP attorneys have worked tirelessly to help recover over $1.6 million on behalf of an injured offshore worker from Lafayette. He was working on a valve when the valve suddenly released pressure, knocking him off his feet into the scaffolding. The defendants blamed our client for his injuries, but our trial work compelled them to settle for a fair amount.

  • $1.65 Million

    Maritime Piracy Case Settled for Victim’s Injuries

    Our firm helped to represent foreign seamen who were held hostage off the coast of African by pirates. We took on the case and were able to beat back allegations that the defendants were not responsible for the ship’s poor security. We recovered a $1.65M settlement.

  • $1.5 Million

    Big Rig Accident Victim Received Jury Verdict

    Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a $1.5 million verdict on behalf of a client who suffered a torn meniscus when he was bumped by a tractor trailer. We are especially pleased with this result because the defendants accepted no responsibility for the injury and only offered to settle for $5000.

  • $1.5 Million

    Jury Verdict Ruled in Favor of Longshoreman

    Arnold & Itkin obtained a $1.55 million verdict on behalf of a client who was seriously injured when a yard mule driver collided with the pickup truck in which he was standing. The defendants only offered to settle for $35,000 while denying the existence of an injury at all.

  • $1.5 Million

    Drill Worker On Brazilian Coast Received Substantial Settlement

    Arnold & Itkin, LLP attorneys successfully negotiated a settlement on behalf of a seaman who suffered a severe hand injury while working on a drill ship off the Brazilian coast.

  • $1.5 Million

    Wrongful Death Case Resolved with Settlement

    After a seaman was killed while working on a bridge construction project, our legal team was able to represent the family and recover $1.5 million in damages on their behalf.

  • $1.5 Million

    Massive Verdict Achieved for Victim of Wrongful Death

    Attorneys Cory Itkin and Ryan MacLeod represented the family of a man who died of heart problems while working in a warehouse with no air conditioning. Arnold & Itkin overcame incredible legal obstacles to obtain a verdict of $1.5 million, over ten times larger than the settlement offer originally given to our client.

  • $1.5 Million

    Longshoreman Received Settlement for Back Injuries

    Attorneys Cory Itkin, Jason Itkin, and Kelly Woods helped represent a longshoreman whose lower back was injured on the job; the injury was severe enough to require multiple back surgeries. In the end, the lawyers were successful in obtaining a $1.5 million settlement.

  • $1.45 Million

    Recovery Obtained On Behalf Of Injured Jones Act Seaman

    Jason Itkin, Kurt Arnold and Cory Itkin worked to recover a settlement exceeding $1.4 million on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who suffered serious injuries to his hip and wrist in an accidental fall. The case settled just days before going to trial.

  • $1.375 Million

    Settlement for Injured Seaman

    Our legal team worked with a client whose foot was amputated in a catastrophic barge accident. We worked hard to recover $1.375 million on his behalf.

  • $1.37 Million

    Settlement for Injured Worker Achieved

    Arnold & Itkin LLP won a $1.3 million settlement for a worker injured in an accident.

  • $1.25 Million

    Settlement Won for Freeway Accident Injuries

    Arnold & Itkin is glad to have secured a significant settlement for our client, who was injured by freeway construction equipment on his morning commute.

  • $1.2 Million

    Settlement Won for Injured Offshore Rigger

    Arnold & Itkin recently recovered $1.2 million on behalf of an offshore rigger who was injured after falling from a platform located four feet off the deck of a boat. Our client sustained a serious back injury as a result.

  • $1 Million

    Settlement Won for Injured Inland Barge Worker

    Our attorneys reached a $1 million settlement on behalf of a man who suffered serious injuries to his knee and back. The injuries eventually required surgery.

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