Kyle Findley
Kyle Findley Attorney
"Hurting people need lawyers in order to get what they need. It’s that simple. My job is to make sure my clients have exactly what they need to live a happy, secure life."

Kyle was able to achieve successful results early in his career as a lawyer, and his success has continued throughout the years. During his time at Arnold & Itkin, he has tried multiple cases to verdict and has been responsible for obtaining favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients.

Meet Kyle Findley

Kyle Findley plays a lead role in achieving exceptional results on behalf of plaintiffs at Arnold & Itkin. As a licensed attorney in both Texas and Louisiana, Kyle aggressively represents plaintiffs in state and federal courts in the Gulf Coast region and throughout the United States. Kyle's practice primarily focuses on representing plaintiffs in maritime, land contamination, trucking, plant explosions, and catastrophic personal injury cases. He also played a key role in helping Gulf Coast residents recover from the devastating effects of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and BP oil spill.

It was through Kyle's success that he was selected by The National Trial Lawyers to be included as a "Top 40 Under 40" lawyer. This list represents a selection of 40 lawyers under the age of 40 who have a reputation of excellence amongst their peers and have obtained exemplary settlements and verdicts as a trial lawyer. In addition, his success has led to being awarded lifetime memberships into both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for the numerous verdicts and settlements exceeding one and two million dollars that he has obtained for his clients. Kyle has also been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ Edition of 2015 and 2016.

Kyle is a sixth generation Texan. After graduating high school in Tyler, Kyle attended the University of Texas in Austin, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in government with business foundations, achieving university honors during his tenure. After graduation, Kyle worked for a national commercial real estate firm, representing institutions and high net worth individuals, where he specialized in investment sales. There, he gained invaluable negotiation experience, while also closing one of the largest transactions within his company. Although he enjoyed his success in real estate, he quickly discovered that he would rather use his skills in the courtroom fighting on behalf of those that were wronged by the conduct of others.

Determined to make a career in the courtroom, Kyle earned his law degree at South Texas College of Law. During law school, Kyle clerked at Arnold & Itkin and continued on as a lawyer following graduation. Kyle is also an active member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and the Houston Bar Association.

  • University of Texas, B.A. in Government with Business Foundations
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ (2015-2016)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®

Kyle Findley's Case Results

  • $76.6 Million

    $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.

  • $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.

  • $9 Million

    Victim of Texas Plant Fire Received a Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

    Arnold & Itkin represented a Louisiana man who suffered severe burn injuries after he fell through an open hole at a Texas plant. His employers knew about the danger but did nothing to protect their employees. They chose to settle the case one week before trial was scheduled to start after multiple depositions.

  • $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.

  • $5.5 Million

    Offshore Worker Received Settlement a Month Before Trial

    Arnold & Itkin recovered $5.5 million for an oil platform worker who was severely hurt by the negligence of his co-workers and employer. He was doing plug and abandonment work in the Gulf when he was struck by a loose pipe. This caused severe injury to his neck, requiring surgery and extensive care. The defendant hoped to avoid paying compensation on a technicality, but eventually settled with our client.

  • $4 Million

    Victim of Plant Explosion Received Millions in Settlement

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys represented a Mississippi man who was severely injured in a Texas refinery plant explosion. Cases like these require a high level of experience and investigative resources due to the myriad factors involved in a plant explosion. Our attorneys are proud to have helped our client receive a settlement of $4,000,000.

  • $3.995 Million

    Mariner Won Settlement for Contracting Disease on Vessel

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys negotiated a $3.995 million settlement on behalf of a mariner who contracted an infection from contaminated water while aboard a vessel. Due to the infection, our client was forced to get his lower leg amputated. While his employers blamed it on diabetes, we were able to hold them accountable and make things right.

  • $3.7 Million

    Jones Act Claim Won Seaman a Large Settlement

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys represented a Jones Act seaman who lost his left hand to a fan blade when working near the engine room. The firm successfully secured a $3.75 million settlement. Our client, a Virginia resident, received a settlement less than a year after filing a claim.

  • 2.9 Million

    Injured Crane Mechanic Won Large Verdict After No Settlement Offer

    Attorneys Kyle Findley and Ces Tavares helped an injured offshore crane mechanic to win a $2.9 million jury verdict after being struck by a 67-pound anti two block weight that fell 60 feet above his left foot. The decision came after 1 hour of deliberation, despite the fact that the employer offered nothing to settle the case.

  • $2.7 Million

    Landowners Received Settlement for Contaminated Land

    Two attorneys from Arnold & Itkin have recently settled a case for Louisiana landowners whose land become contaminated from a gas processing plant operation. Despite the contamination occurring decades prior, our team held the negligent parties accountable. We recovered $2.75 million.

  • 2.3 Million

    Wronged Landowners Received Settlement Before Trial Began

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys were successful in recovering $2.375 million on behalf of a Louisiana landowner who believed their land was damaged by an oil and gas operations. Our team investigated the damage and found evidence of poor environmental practices from years earlier. We settled while the suit was pending.

  • $2 Million

    Jones Act Worker Received Settlement Early in Trial Process

    Our client suffered a severe back injury while working on a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. His supervisors knew of the injury but did not provide medical care for another week. Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys were able to secure a $2 million settlement after just one deposition.

  • $1.75 Million

    Settlement Achieved for Injured Seaman in Winch Accident

    Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys helped to reach a $1.75 million settlement for a relief mate who was injured when tightening the winch on a tow. The case was settled after multiple depositions.

  • $1.75 Million

    Case for Injured Crane Operator Resolved with Settlement

    Arnold & Itkin obtained a $1.75 million settlement on behalf of a crane operator injured in a refinery explosion. His settlement went toward providing for his needs and paying for high-quality medical care for a better recovery.

  • $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

    Injured Wireline Operator Won Settlement for Accident

    Three attorneys from Arnold & Itkin helped to recover $1.6 million on behalf of a man who was injured while working as a platform wireline operator. His injuries necessitated surgery, but even so, his defendants contested their responsibility for the accident. The case settled following mediation.

  • $1.58 Million

    Verdict Won for Injured Workers

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys represented three workers who were severely injured when an explosion occurred after a blowout preventer was removed too early. The jury awarded $1.581 million after deliberated for two days.

  • $1.5 Million

    Jones Act Seaman’s Estate & Minor Child Received Settlement

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys helped a family in a case involving the death of a Jones Act seaman. Our original client succumbed to his injuries during litigation, and his child and estate became the plaintiffs in the case. One month before trial, the defendants chose to settle.

  • $1.4 Million

    Recovery Won for Worker Injured By Poor Scaffolding

    Arnold & Itkin successfully fought for a worker who fell from a height and injured his neck and back, challenging his employer’s assertion that his injuries were his fault.

  • $1.2 Million

    Settlement Recovered for Injured Jones Act Seamen

    Our maritime lawyers represented two seamen who were injured after their ship ran aground off the coast of Louisiana. We were able to obtain a $1.2M settlement on their behalf.

  • $1 Million

    Settlement Reached for Injured Jones Act Worker

    Our attorneys helped represent a Jones Act seaman who was injured while working on a drilling barge.

  • $1 Million

    Settlement Achieved for Injured Seaman

    Our firm successfully settled a suit and secured $1.03 million on behalf of a seaman who suffered injuries when a drill pipe rolled onto his foot.

  • $1 Million

    $1 Million Recovered for Injured Industrial Worker

    Three attorneys from our firm worked to help represent a worker who was injured while tack welding strips of metal. We successfully recovered one million on his behalf.

  • $975 Thousand

    $975,000 Settlement on Behalf of Injured Jones Act Seaman

    Arnold & Itkin recently represented a seaman who suffered a severe back injury while working on an offshore vessel. Our firm was able to recover a $975,000 settlement for him.

  • $921 Thousand

    Explosion Victims Receive Over $900,000

    Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys secured a settlement for their clients who were injured in an explosion.

  • $850 Thousand

    $850,000 for Injured Jones Act Worker

    10 months before trial, our attorneys were successful in recovering $850,000 for an injured seaman.

  • $800 Thousand

    $800,000 Secured on Behalf of Injured Worker

    Our firm is proud to have recovered nearly a million dollars on behalf of a machine shop worker injured due to his employer’s negligence.

  • $800 Thousand

    $800,000 Obtained for Injured Galley-Hand

    Our legal team at Arnold & Itkin recently recovered $800,000 for a galley-hand who suffered neck injuries while on the job.

  • $750 Thousand

    $750,000 Settlement Secured for Louisiana Seaman

    The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin have recently secured a $750,000 settlement for a 55-year-old man who was injured while working aboard a ship. This settlement was on top of paid medical.

  • $750 Thousand

    Successful Settlement for Injured Commercial Diver

    Arnold & Itkin maritime lawyers were able to procure $750,000 for their client.

  • $750 Thousand

    $750,000 Recovered for Roustabout Harmed in Louisiana

    Arnold & Itkin secured $750k for a oil rig worker who was struck by a cable while working offshore.

  • $750 Thousand

    $750,000 for Jones Act Seaman

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys represented a Jones Act seaman who was injured when a large piece of equipment fell onto his shoulder and neck. We secured a $750k settlement on his behalf.

  • $727 Thousand

    $700,000 Recovered for Injured Jones Act Seaman

    Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin helped represent a Jones Act seaman who suffered lower back injuries after slipping and falling; the case settled for $700,000.

  • $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.

  • $700 Thousand

    $700,000 Settlement for Louisiana Landowner

    Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin were successful in recovering approximately $700,000 on behalf of a landowner who had property affected by oilfield operations dating back more than seven decades.

  • $675 Thousand

    $675,000 Settlement Obtained for Injured Offshore Worker

    After a piece of metal grating was dropped onto an offshore worker, causing him to sustain serious injuries, Arnold & Itkin secured $675,000 in compensation on his behalf.

  • $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.

  • $600 Thousand

    $600,000 Settlement Won for Injured Jones Act Worker

    Arnold & Itkin successfully recovered compensation for our client, who was injured as a result of a negligent employer and vessel owner.

  • $595 Thousand

    $595,000 Recovered for Driver Injured in 18-Wheeler Accident

    Arnold & Itkin won a significant settlement for our client, a motorist who was hurt by a negligent truck driver and required extensive medical treatment as a result.

  • $572 Thousand

    $572,000 Secured for Injured Port Security Guard

    Arnold & Itkin is honored to have successfully represented our client, who was injured as a result of an 18-wheeler accident.

  • $565 Thousand

    $565,000 Settlement for Victim in 18 Wheeler Collision

    Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin, LLP recovered $565,000 on behalf of a woman who was injured in an accident with a big rig.

  • $550 Thousand

    $550,000 Recovered for Commercial Fishermen

    Three days before trial, Arnold & Itkin attorneys were able to negotiate a settlement on behalf of five crab fisherman who were injured while on a river in Louisiana.

  • $550 Thousand

    $550,000 Recorded for Injured Jones Act Seaman

    Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin were proud to represent a Jones Act seaman who had suffered a lower back injury. Through their efforts, they were able to recover $550,000 on his behalf.

  • $515 Thousand

    $515,000 Settlement Recovered on Behalf of Motor Vehicle Accident Victim

    Our attorneys represented a woman who was injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle.

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