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Andrew Gould

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As an award-winning former federal appellate prosecutor with substantial courtroom experience in both trial and appellate courts, Andrew is dedicated to ensuring that Arnold & Itkin’s clients get the highest level of appellate support. With Andrew's help, we make sure clients get the legal assistance that can stand up against the massive corporate law firms that large companies pay.
“When someone turns to Arnold & Itkin, they get the best—a team of attorneys who are just as comfortable with talking to juries about the facts as to judges about the law. We’re all in when it comes to protecting our clients’ futures, whether at trial or on appeal. We’ll do what it takes to get results, no matter what.

Biography

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Andrew Gould is a skilled and experienced appellate advocate at Arnold & Itkin. His career in appellate litigation began in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where his parents instilled in him a love of reading, writing, and debate.

Andrew furthered his childhood passions as an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan, where he graduated with distinction and won the Arthur Fondiler Award for his history thesis. He continued his education at Vanderbilt University Law School, where he graduated Order of the Coif.

At Vanderbilt, Andrew honed his skills as a writer by serving as the executive editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. He also published a student note on the Second Amendment, which was awarded the Morgan Prize for most outstanding student writing.

Andrew began his legal career as a law clerk to two federal judges: first for the Honorable Raymond M. Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and then to the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. These clerkships not only tremendously improved his skills as a legal writer, but they also provided him with unique insights into the ways that judges approach cases at the trial and appellate levels.

Following his clerkships, Andrew joined a large corporate law firm in Washington, D.C., where he practiced complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels.

Andrew returned to Houston in 2014 to join the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas. He served in that office’s appellate division, where he was lead counsel in approximately 140 appeals and argued 20 times in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Andrew also gained substantial experience at the federal district court level, where trial prosecutors regularly called upon him to assist with handling the most complex legal issues affecting important prosecutions. He was honored to win awards for his work on multiple cases, and at all stages of prosecution: trial, appeal, and postconviction.

In 2021, Arnold & Itkin approached Andrew with an idea: to create an appellate section that would rival any law firm’s appellate practice. Andrew, who strongly believes that corporations aren’t the only ones who deserve sophisticated appellate support, had a simple response: “I’m all in.”

He is proud to continue his pursuit of justice, now for individual victims harmed by the wrongdoing of others. Protecting the futures of Arnold & Itkin’s clients is personal to Andrew, and he is dedicated to ensuring that the firm’s clients have the highest level of legal representation, whether at trial or on appeal.

Andrew is active in the Houston legal community, which allows him to closely interact with the city’s talented bench and bar. He serves on the board of the Federal Bar Association’s Southern District of Texas Chapter, where he helps lead the chapter’s programming. He is also a member of the Garland Walker American Inn of Court, Houston Bar Association, and the State Bar of Texas’s Appellate Section. Outside of Houston, Andrew has served on the Vanderbilt Law Review’s Alumni Advisory Committee since its foundation in 2014.

Andrew regularly speaks and writes outside of his day-to-day work. He has given numerous CLE presentations on various topics, such as appellate litigation and the Fourth Amendment. His written works appear in the Vanderbilt Law Review and Duke Law Journal Online.

Andrew and his wife, Rebecca, are proud supporters of Rice University and the Houston Symphony. When Andrew isn’t reading or writing a legal brief, you can usually find him cooking, running or spinning, watching college football or basketball, or chasing one of his two young sons.

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Case Results

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $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.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. 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 ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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