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Jake Balser


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As a young man, Jake Balser witnessed firsthand the power of the law to give a voice to the voiceless. Ever since, he has dedicated himself to helping people fight for their lives in court or in mediation. Jake is proud to serve his neighbors and community as a personal injury lawyer, helping families rebuild their lives after life-altering accidents.
“At Arnold & Itkin, we are honored when people feel they can turn to us in the most difficult moments of their lives. When something bad happens and your world feels like it’s coming apart, we do more than take your case—we take your side and fight for you harder than anyone else.”



Jake was born in Provo, Utah and is the second of six children. Competitive and driven from a young age, Jake excelled on the playing field in football, baseball, and soccer, as well as in the classroom. After graduating high school, Jake set aside athletic and academic scholarship offers and chose to serve as an LDS missionary for two years in eastern Ukraine, where he taught himself to speak Russian.

After returning from Ukraine, Jake attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies. It was at BYU that Jake’s interest in the law began. While interning in Moscow, Russia for an international human rights organization and an NGO focused on government transparency and nuclear weapons nonproliferation, Jake saw first-hand how the law could hold the powerful accountable and help those with nowhere else to turn. Those experiences inspired Jake to pursue a legal career to help others.

Shortly after returning from Moscow, Jake enrolled in law school at Georgetown University. At Georgetown, Jake interned at the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah for the Honorable Robert J. Shelby and was an online development editor for The American Criminal Law Review.

Jake began working as a law clerk for Arnold & Itkin during his second year of law school and was immediately impressed with the passion, integrity, and determination Arnold & Itkin had for helping those who had been injured by the careless actions of others. Jake was proud to continue working for Arnold & Itkin as an attorney upon being admitted to the Texas Bar in November 2018.

When he has free time, Jake enjoys road trips with his wife and daughter, reading Louis L’Amour, playing sports, and listening to his growing record collection. Jake and his family reside in Houston.

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Stories About the Lives That We've Helped

  • “What I feel is that he never considered me as a number, never looked at me as a number. He looked at me as a person, as an individual who needs help, who needs guidance.” - Mildred Solar Cortes
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  • “You can tell they care, you know, the way they handle you, the way they talk to you, things they are concerned about: your family, your needs. It was awesome.” - Shawn Thomas
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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.” - Terry Yount
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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. Just knowing that they were going to do everything that they could to make sure that they find out the truth, to make sure we were taken care of for life.” - Tinisha Thomas
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  • “The people at Arnold & Itkin are great because anytime that I called or needed anything, it wasn’t a hesitation. 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
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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
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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
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