“It takes more than talent and intelligence to be a trial lawyer—it takes passion. There is no one that is more passionate about fighting for their clients than us. We play to win.”
Jacob Karam is a dedicated trial lawyer committed to achieving the best results possible for his clients. Jacob grew up in Friendswood, TX as the oldest of five siblings. From a young age, he knew he wanted to advocate for those in need.
Jacob found an outlet for his competitive nature on the football field. He was a three-time all-state quarterback and played college football at Texas Tech and the University of Memphis. Although he broke records on the field during his college career, his greatest achievement was being selected as team captain for both teams and being recognized by multiple philanthropic organizations for his community service.
After a brief stint with the Green Bay Packers, Jacob began his law career at the University of Houston and once again found success using the lessons he learned on the gridiron: hard work and preparation. While in law school, he clerked for the Honorable Judge Caroline Baker of the 295th Judicial District in Harris County, gaining invaluable courtroom experience. He graduated cum laude and was a senior articles editor for the Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy. The highlight of his law school career was being selected by his classmates to deliver the commencement speech at graduation.
After law school, Jacob began his professional career at a prominent international law firm, practicing commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and international arbitration. However, he found his true calling working at Arnold & Itkin: fighting for those that have been injured and bringing justice to the families that have been affected.
Jacob resides in Houston with his wife Donna. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports, volunteering, traveling and playing the piano in his spare time. He is an active member of Our Lady of the Cedars Maronite Catholic Church in Houston.