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

  • $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.

  • $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.

  • $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

    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.

  • $3.3 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.

  • $3.2 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

    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.

  • $2.78 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

    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 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 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.

  • $2.2 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 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.

  • $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.

  • $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.

  • $1.85 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

    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.

  • $1.7 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.

  • $1.6 Million

    Settlement Obtained for Seaman Injured on Unstable Stairs

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys represented an offshore worker who was injured after falling down the stairs while aboard a vessel. Our firm helped discover and prove that a missing bolt in the stairs made them unstable. We were successful in recovering a $1.6 million settlement on his behalf one week before trial.

  • $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.

  • $1.4 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.

  • $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.

  • $590 Thousand

    Massive Settlement Reached a Month Prior to Trial

    Arnold & Itkin secured a sizable settlement for the victim of a truck accident over a month before trial was set to begin. Our client was the passenger in a vehicle that was struck from behind on the highway by a commercial vehicle. Her settlement will go toward covering her medical bills.

  • $550 Thousand

    Settlement Achieved for Injured Motorist in 18-Wheeler Accident

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys secured a sizable settlement for a motorist who was struck by an 18-wheeler. Her injuries necessitated orthopedic treatment from multiple doctors. We are happy she has the money she needs to move forward.

  • $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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