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Cory Itkin


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When people go through the worst accidents of their lives, Cory Itkin does everything possible to restore their lives. Cory Itkin is one of the most aggressive, prepared trial lawyers in the country. He has won verdicts and settlements in more than two dozen states and has also obtained favorable results in high-profile litigation, such as clients who lost loved ones or were injured in the B.P. Deepwater Horizon explosion.

"Part of my job is to help answer your questions and guide you throughout the entire process. It’s a responsibility that I take seriously. It’s a responsibility all of our lawyers take seriously."



Cory Itkin never backs down from a challenge—no matter how tough. In at least five of his cases, Cory won verdicts worth over $1 million against defendants who refused to settle. He’s won several seven- and eight-figure settlements just before trial, secured record-setting verdicts in challenging liability cases, and set the record for the largest helicopter accident verdict in Texas in recent years.

When something bad happens, Cory is who people call. No matter where it happens. He has won significant victories in multiple states, with over 50 results worth over $1 million in total. He’s been able to get the best results for his clients, regardless of how well-prepared or well-equipped their opponents, because he refuses to be outworked. He aggressively prepares every case for trial, which has ensured the best possible outcome for thousands of clients.

From high-profile disasters to the accidents no one hears about, Cory fights for people who have suffered catastrophic injuries. He’s won massive victories for cases involving trucking accidents, maritime accidents, industrial accidents, and more. He also advocated for home and business owners throughout Coastal Texas who were fighting major insurance companies after Hurricane Harvey.

Cory attended the University of Texas and went on to earn his law degree from the University of Houston, graduating cum laude in the top 10% of his class. In law school, he earned numerous honors, including induction to the Order of the Barons. For his work, Cory has been named on the prestigious list of Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, recognized as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in Texas by the American Trial Lawyers Association, and selected for the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ edition (2010-2019). In 2018 and 2019, he was selected to the “Up-and-Coming 100” list. He has been selected by The Best Lawyers in America® since 2016 for Admiralty and Maritime Law, as well as Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs and Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions.

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Cory Itkin

“When you get hurt, it has major impact on your life. It’s something you didn’t ask for, so it’s understandable that you’re going to a lot of questions. Part of my job is to help answer your questions and guide you through that process. It’s a responsibility I take seriously, it’s a responsibility all the lawyers at our firm take seriously.”
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Our Clients Are More Than Cases

Stories About the Lives That We've Helped

  • “I told him, “Kurt you’re my hero. You’re my knight in shining armor.” Because that’s how I feel toward him. He’s there to protect me, and I feel so safe. They are driven. They are aggressive. They will not quit for you. They will not give up for you. That’s what makes them special.”
    Mildred Solar Cortes El Faro Widow
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  • “They’re unstoppable! They definitely have the experience you need. They're fighting for these little people that can’t handle themselves when a giant comes. Almost like the David and Goliath. It’s an amazing thing to see.”
    Shawn Thomas Workplace Explosion Victim
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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. Our trial lasted around 10 days. Every night, they were working ‘til way after midnight. There were a couple nights they never even slept. It was just amazing to me and my family.”
    Terry Yount Father of Risperdal Victim
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  • “They told me they were pretty much going to handle everything, I wasn’t going to have to worry about anything—which they held up to that.”
    Tinisha Thomas El Faro Widow
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  • “Sometimes I would think about the level of stress that I had going through this whole thing, and I think about Arnold & Itkin taking on that stress for me. They picked it up and they ran with it. They have allowed me to close that chapter and feel good about it and move forward without looking back with regrets. I feel great.”
    Denver & Jodie Colter Gas Line Explosion Victims
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  • “Whatever I needed, they gave it to me, they made sure I had it. Just one call and they were there to do it.”
    Desmond Calloway Pipeline Fire Victim
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  • “This firm has impacted every aspect of my life, past, present, future. They pulled off some miracles. They stood up for me when nobody else would.”
    Christopher Devall Workplace Explosion Victim
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  • “I felt like family because they were there to listen and hear—not just brush you off because 'you're just a client.' They let me know when I met them that everything was going to be all right.”
    Veronica Sowell Workplace Explosion Victim
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  • “They were very helpful in me evolving through this tragedy, basically. The stress that I was under—they made me feel relaxed. I know that if I called them now and I needed something, they would help me get whatever I needed.”
    Donna Deason
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Case Results

Check Out Cory's Victories

  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $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.
  • $76.6 Million Verdict Won Against Johnson & Johnson We represented a young man who grew female breasts from taking Risperdal as a boy before the drug was approved for use by children. Johnson & Johnson was aware their drug caused abnormal breast growth, but they hid the information from doctors and ...
  • $75 Million Confidential Settlement Achieved on Behalf of Multiple Clients Arnold & Itkin LLP reached an eight-figure settlement on behalf of a group of clients against a large defendant.
  • $72 Million Record Victory for Severely Injured Worker 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 ...
  • $29 Million The Largest Known Settlement for a Wrongful Death Offshore 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 ...
  • $25.5 Million Victory for a Young Worker & His Family Arnold & Itkin recovered an eight-figure result for a young man who was injured by a defective product. We worked tirelessly to prove that the defendant knew their product was dangerous but did nothing.
  • $25 Million Settlement Reached for Widow of Railroad Worker Our firm represented a widow after her husband was killed in a workplace accident caused by equipment failure. We successfully recovered a $25 million settlement on our client’s behalf.
  • $17.25 Million Settlement Reached for Man Injured in Flash Fire Our attorneys reached a $17.25 million settlement on behalf of a man who suffered catastrophic burn injuries in a flash fire at a Tijuana, Mexico plant.
  • Confidential Settlement Secured for Man Injured by Defective Product Our product liability lawyers achieved a settlement on behalf of a young man who was injured due to a dangerously defective product.

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