Kala Sellers
Kala Sellers Attorney

"For me, being an attorney goes beyond what happens at the courthouse. It’s about understanding your clients and giving them the answers and resolution they need."

Kala has always had a passion for advocacy and a determination to fight for justice. Her ability to thrive under pressure was born out of her time spent performing. Kala has since honed her performance skills and applies them to the courtroom as a trial lawyer.

Meet Kala Sellers

Kala began her secondary education at Duke University where she majored in Political Science and received a Certificate in Policy Journalism and Media Studies. She also spent a semester in New York City maintaining her courses while interning for CNN. After earning her undergraduate degree, Kala pursued her passion for advocacy by enrolling in Baylor Law School. At Baylor, Kala was a member of the ABA Labor Law Mock Trial Team, the AAJ National Mock Trial Team, the NCTC Mock Trial Team, and was a semifinalist in the Baylor Top Gun Competition, an intra-scholastic mock trial tournament involving all third-year Practice Court students. Kala graduated from Baylor Law School as a five time Dean's List student.

Prior to joining Arnold & Itkin, Kala gained valuable litigation experience at a small Houston firm that handles a variety of personal injury cases in state and federal court. Her practice focuses primarily on matters involving catastrophic personal injury, maritime and offshore cases, and victims of large commercial vehicle accidents. She is licensed to practice in Louisiana, Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Within her first 10 months at Arnold & Itkin, Kala successfully tried cases to verdict in front of juries in both state and federal courts.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband. As a Duke alumnus, Kala is a Duke Basketball fanatic and has been known to paint her face and join the "Cameron Crazies" at Duke basketball games.

  • Duke University
  • Baylor Law School
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Kala Sellers's Case Results

  • $18.5 Million

    Second Verdict Won for 4 Victims of Geismar Explosion

    In our second trial on behalf of victims of the 2013 plant explosion in Geismar, LA, Arnold & Itkin won a massive verdict for 4 workers and their families. The verdict will go toward providing the extensive care they have required in the years since the explosion as well as the care they will need for the rest of their lives. This was the second of 2 massive verdicts Arnold & Itkin won against Williams Companies, Inc.

  • $15.45 Million

    Massive Verdict Won for Geismar Explosion Victims

    Arnold & Itkin won a landmark verdict against Williams Companies, Inc. and child company Williams Olefins LLC for their part in the 2013 explosion that killed 2 workers and injured over 100 more. Williams Companies tried to blame the incident on their limited liability shell company, but the jury saw through the defense. They awarded 95% of the blame to Williams Companies, Inc. and gave our clients the money they needed for medical care.

  • $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.

  • $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.

  • $1.675 Million

    Oilfield Worker Received Settlement for Injuries

    Our attorneys represented a man who suffered severe injuries after being struck by a pair of malfunctioning tongs while working on a drilling rig. His injuries included broken vertebrae and ribs and necessitated the removal of his kidney. We reached a $1.675 million settlement.

  • $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.

  • $700 Thousand

    $700,000 Secured for Injured Motorist

    Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce that we have won a sizable settlement for a driver who was injured by another driver’s negligence.

  • $450 Thousand

    $450,000 Settlement Agreement Secured for Truck Accident Victim

    Arnold & Itkin was successful in obtaining a significant settlement for a man who was injured by a negligent truck driver. Our client required extensive surgery for his injuries.

  • $220 Thousand

    $220,000 Secured for Offshore Worker Injured in Fall

    Our firm recovered a much-deserved settlement for our client, who suffered a fall after receiving food from his employer that contained broken glass.

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