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“Being a lawyer isn’t just about taking depositions or trying cases. Being a lawyer is about helping the family. It’s more than just helping somebody in a deposition or filing a lawsuit. I believe it is about being a counselor. ”

- Kurt Arnold
What Sets Us Apart?

Reputation & Trial Power

Here’s how a case settlement works: your insurance company is always considering the potential cost of your lawsuit. Think of a settlement as a bet from the defendant against their own odds—it represents how likely they believe your case will win. The better odds an insurance company thinks you have, the higher your settlement will likely be. A firm with no reputation and no history of success would have a difficult time securing a settlement because few insurance companies will bet against themselves for the sake of a newcomer. If anything, a company might offer a paltry settlement just to save themselves the time. That’s, however, not how we get settlements.

Part of what makes any firm effective is their reputation for trying a case. Attorneys and insurance companies are trying to figure out who has better odds of winning. They want your settlement to be large enough that it’s difficult to turn down, but small enough that it saves them the cost of a trial.

What makes the team at Arnold & Itkin a national leader in personal injury law is our history for winning cases. Every case we win means insurance companies will settle with us sooner and at a higher amount.

Our name is the name corporations and insurance companies have learned to fear. They know that we’re seasoned and tested trial attorneys. We’ve spent more time in the courtroom in the last 5 years than lawyers spend in their entire careers. It’s why we have secured billions in verdicts and settlements in the same amount of time—our opponents know we win cases. As a result, many of them pay for the privilege of avoiding us in court. In essence, we’re a firm that makes defendants bet against themselves more often—creating better outcomes for our clients.

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  • “I really feel like Arnold & Itkin brought justice to my family. Not only my family, but many other families. It was just unreal how tirelessly they worked.”
  • “What sets Arnold & Itkin apart is the way they treat you. It is just the respect they show you—the care.”
  • “My thoughts are that I have the best. I knew I was going to win because I had them on my side. Because I had the best lawyers, that was it. That’s what I felt in my heart.”
  • “My future looks very bright through Arnold & Itkin. I can honestly tell you that my family is well taken care of, our worrying is over. Everything is just fine now.”
  • “They just have a lot of integrity. They did what they said they were going to do—things didn’t work one way, they would find a way to make things work.”
  • “They genuinely care. Their goal is to get what is just due to their clients, to provide that better quality of life that is due to them.”
  • “They took care of me. They took care of everything that I needed to be handled; financially, mentally, and physically—they were there for me.”

Arnold & Itkin LLP

Case Results
  • $117 Million

    Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulances. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her to sustain serious brain injuries. We succeeded in obtaining a $117 million verdict for the mother, as well as her two daughters.

  • $77 Million

    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

    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.

  • $44 Million

    Arnold & Itkin represented a construction superintendent who required a leg amputation after a crane collapse. At the time of the collapse, our client had been standing behind a safety fence 100 feet away when a fallen piece of crane equipment pinned him down. Our firm got him the largest award ever given in a case involving loss of limb, including $8.5 million in punitive damages.

  • $41 Million

    Our client was a Houston-based investor who was cut out of a deal to acquire Honsador Lumber Corporation, one of Hawaii’s largest lumber suppliers. The jury found Key Principal Partners LLC and its parent Key Corporation guilty of breaching their fiduciary duties, interfering with Foreman's efforts to acquire the Honsador Lumber Corporation, and violating Hawaii's unfair competition statute. We won a massive $41 million verdict for the wrongdoing committed against our client.

  • $29 Million

    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.

  • $19 Million

    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 Million

    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.

  • $14 Million

    Arnold & Itkin represented a seaman after he suffered a head injury on the Hercules 15 inland barge. Hercules employees tack welded a three foot pipe to the derrick and then forgot to remove it before starting drilling operations. The pipe was jarred loose and hit Plaintiff in the head, causing severe injury. We presented his case under the Jones Act against Hercules, who chose to settle just before trial.

  • $14 Million

    Arnold & Itkin represented a plant worker who was seriously injured in an accident on the job. Plant injuries are often complex, taking years to fully investigate and litigate. Fortunately, our firm’s work was able to secure a multi-million dollar settlement mere months after the injury took place. Now our client’s medical expenses and other needs are taken care of for the rest of his life.

  • $13 Million

    Sometimes accidents keep people from working. When that happens, they need more than medical care—they need financial security. Arnold & Itkin represented a worker who was seriously injured in an accident on the job, and he needed both medical care and hope for the future. As a result, we won him a settlement that will allow him to recover without worrying about income.

  • $12 Million

    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

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin successfully recovered $11.75 million on behalf of a man who was injured while working a turnaround at an industrial plant. He was injured because he and his team were not informed of the plant’s dangers, and his family turn to Arnold & Itkin shortly afterward. Our team was able to get him money for his present and future medical expenses less than a year after he was injured.

  • $12 Million

    Our client was only offered $300,000 by the defendant for his near-total loss of sight in one eye, but the jury only deliberated for less than 2 days before they found the defendant guilty of defective equipment design. They gave our client an award of $11.6 million.

  • $12 Million

    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.

  • $11 Million

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin won a $10.9 million verdict after a three week trial involving a 5-year-old girl who was paralyzed and a mother who was killed in a crossing accident. The firm was able to prove that the crossing was not safely designed, requiring Union Pacific to pay for the emotional and medical costs suffered by our clients.

  • $10 Million

    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.

  • $10 Million

    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.

  • $9 Million

    Kurt Arnold represented a handful of Louisiana landowners who brought suit against big oil companies to clean up their property, winning a $9 million settlement. Each plaintiff’s family had owned their land for generations, making this particular case emotional for our clients. The money went toward full restoration of the land to its former health.

  • $9 Million

    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.

  • $9 Million

    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.

  • $8 Million

    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 Million

    Our attorneys helped recover more than $7 million on behalf of an injured client. The settlement will go toward taking care of our client and the family for the rest of their lives, both medically and financially.

  • $7 Million

    Arnold & Itkin recovered more than $7 million in a settlement for a severely injured Louisiana client. Our client suffered brain injury and memory issues while working on an offshore platform. The defendant settled his case during jury selection, and our client now has the money he needs to receive quality medical care for the rest of his life.

  • $7 Million

    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

    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.

  • $6 Million

    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 Million

    Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin have helped a family from Louisiana who had been affected by severe contamination to their property. Attorney Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley took on the case.

  • $6 Million

    Kurt Arnold represented a widow and her family after her husband was tragically killed in a workplace accident in Southeast Texas. He was crushed by pipes that weren’t properly secured, and he succumbed to his injuries weeks later. His employer settled the case just weeks before arbitration was set to begin.

  • $6 Million

    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.

  • $6 Million

    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.

  • $6 Million

    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.

  • $6 Million

    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.

  • $6 Million

    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.

  • $6 Million

    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 Million

    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 Million

    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.

  • $5 Million

    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.

  • $5 Million

    Arnold & Itkin won a $4.9 million verdict in a unanimous jury decision in a case where the plaintiff was seriously injured while working for Diamond Offshore. Deliberation lasted for about 10 days while jurists decided to award our client—a 30-year-old driller who was hoisted over 20 feet in the air without fall protection. He sustained serious back and arm injuries as a result.

  • $5 Million

    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.

  • $5 Million

    Kurt Arnold recovered $4.8 million for a client whose father was killed after suffering a severe head injury in Port Arthur, Texas. Winning justice for grieving clients is a primary reason we became lawyers, and it's our honor to help clients like this one receive help.

  • $5 Million

    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.

  • $5 Million

    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 Million

    Kurt Arnold brought suit against oil companies that had left behind contamination on a piece of property in Cameron Parish. The land had belonged to our client’s family for generations when it was severely damaged by poor environmental practice. Our team secured a $4.4 million settlement for the client.

  • $4 Million

    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

    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.

  • $4 Million

    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.

  • $4 Million

    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.

  • $4 Million

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys helped an injured Louisiana rig worker recover $3.9 million after sustaining severe injuries to his neck and shoulders. The case settled right before a jury was selected.

  • $4 Million

    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.

  • $4 Million

    Our client, a young child, was injured from exposure to a dangerous product, and her parents turned to Arnold & Itkin for justice. With the help of Kurt Arnold & Jason Itkin, she was able to obtain a $3.8 million settlement. The settlement will allow her all the medical care she needs for years.

  • $4 Million

    Our client was injured from taking a dangerous prescription medication, but Arnold & Itkin were able to secure a $3.8 million recovery on her behalf. Her injuries from the medication were tragically long term, but her settlement will help her afford the best medical care for years to come.

  • $4 Million

    A young child was injured from exposure to a dangerous product, but with the help of Arnold & Itkin was able to obtain a $3.8 million settlement. As a result, our young client will receive the financial support and medical care that she will need for the rest of her life.

  • $4 Million

    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.

  • $4 Million

    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.

  • $4 Million

    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.

  • $4 Million

    The legal team at Arnold & Itkin recovered $3.7 million for the family of a longshoreman who was thrown to his death at the Port of Houston. He was transporting steel pipe from a vessel to the dock when a cable struck him from the side and threw him off the dock. His employers offered his family a $250,000 settlement just before trial, but our attorneys urged the family to reject it. The jury offered our clients a multi-million dollar verdict after only 3 days.

  • $4 Million

    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.

  • $4 Million

    Kurt Arnold and Noah Wexler obtained a $3.5 million settlement on behalf of clients who suffered back injuries, facial fractures, and PTSD after being attacked by armed assailants off the coast of Nigeria. Our clients were captains whose ships were suffering from engine failure and poor security, which eventually allowed them to be attacked and boarded.

  • $4 Million

    Our client was exposed to dangerous drugs while developing in the womb. As a result, the child was born with severe heart defects, which required extensive treatment. Our firm won a $3.5 million settlement to help this child and this family get justice.

  • $3 Million

    Arnold & Itkin LLP successfully helped an IT company recover $3.45 million in a breach of contract claim that involved a contract for the management of information technology operations. The case was resolved very early in the discovery process—leading to low expense and maximum compensation for our client.

  • $3 Million

    Our client was injured on an offshore rig and eventually lost the ability to walk due to his injuries. He was able to obtain a $3.3 million settlement with the legal representation of Arnold & Itkin. Our firm had prepared such a strong case that the defendant chose to settle before trial began.

  • $3 Million

    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 Million

    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 Million

    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

    On behalf of a Louisiana seaman who suffered a hand injury in the Gulf of Mexico, Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated and recovered a settlement for $3 million. Our client’s injuries inhibited his ability to work, so his settlement will provide for him and allow him to afford quality medical care long term.

  • $3 Million

    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.

  • $3 Million

    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

    Our firm represented a commercial client and recovered a $3 million settlement on his behalf. The settlement was negotiated and paid within a year, costing our client minimal expense (maximizing their compensation).

  • $3 Million

    Arnold & Itkin obtained a $3 million settlement on behalf of a client who was involved in a commercial real estate deal that went wrong. Our client was promised a certain level of tenants and revenue that were not delivered. He was offered a settlement only days before trial, allowing him to recoup most of his losses.

  • $3 Million

    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.

  • $3 Million

    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.

  • $3 Million

    Kurt Arnold & Noah Wexler obtained a $2.9 million settlement on behalf of two motor vehicle occupants who were struck by a large commercial vehicle. Their settlement helped them get the quality medical care they needed to recover.

  • $3 Million

    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.

  • $3 Million

    Our client’s loved one was a 58-year-old man who fell 12 feet to his death in a parking structure. The structure lacked guardrails, which led to the man’s fatal injuries. His long-time employer only offered $200,000 initially, but the jury saw that the deceased’s family deserved far more.

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"Taking care of our clients isn't merely being a good lawyer. It’s being their friend, it’s being responsive, and it’s helping them when they need help."
-Attorney Kurt Arnold