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Jason Itkin

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Many people consider Jason Itkin to be the nation’s top trial lawyer. He has won some of the largest jury verdicts in the history of the U.S., including a $117 million record-setting verdict in Louisiana, a $76.6 million verdict in Pennsylvania, and a $42 million record-setting verdict in Hawaii. In the last 12 months alone, Jason has won more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for his clients.

"People call me when something terrible has happened and they need help. My commitment is to get them that help so that they can rebuild their lives. I understand the stakes are high for my clients. It is personal to my clients, so it is personal to me. We have to win."

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Jason Itkin is one of the nation’s top lawyers. He has won record setting verdicts and settlements across the country. Jason has achieved several victories in excess of $100 million, dozens of verdicts and settlements of more than $10 million, and more than 200 verdicts and settlements for more than $1 million. In the last year alone, Jason has won more than $1 billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Jason won these victories in courtrooms across the country—having represented clients in all 50 states.

Jason has won billions of dollars for his clients.

Jason’s results have led him to receive many awards, including recognition on various lists of Super Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, and others. While Jason has always been honored to be included on those lists, his greatest honor was being named as a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates. The Inner Circle’s membership is comprised of the top 100 trial attorneys in the United States. Jason was selected to join the Inner Circle before the age of 40, making him the elite organization’s youngest member.

Jason has been asked to work on the country’s highest profile cases. If the case is in the news, it is likely Jason has been asked to help. He has won verdicts for children in a bellwether trials against major pharmaceutical companies. Jason successfully represented the families who lost husbands and fathers when the El Faro cargo ship sank in a hurricane. After the Deepwater Horizon explosion, more injured workers trusted Jason over any other lawyer to handle their cases. Currently, Jason is leading the charge to help home and business owners who were affected by Hurricane Harvey and the California wildfires.

Jason also works on important cases that do not always grab headlines. In 2016, Jason achieved a $72 million dollar voluntary settlement for a single individual who was hurt at work. At the time, that victory was the largest pretrial settlement for a single person in Texas history. Jason broke his own record less than one year later when he secured an $86 million voluntary settlement for a different client who was suffered devastating injuries while working.

Jason has been able to achieve record-breaking settlements because sophisticated companies realize that their results at trial could be much worse. A few months ago, Jason tried a case where an insurance company refused to make a fair settlement offer to his client. The company’s short-sighted settlement position changed after Jason finished cross-examining the company’s “star witness.” After the cross-examination, the company fired its long-time lawyer and the “star witness.” The next day, the company settled the case for nearly double what Jason’s client would have settled for pretrial. The company also formally apologizing to Jason’s client.

Results like these are why other law firms frequently ask Jason to work on their cases. More than 200 different law firms have hired Jason as trial counsel. Lawyers across the nation know that having Jason Itkin on their team increases the likelihood of winning a large verdict or settlement.

As an honors graduate from the University of Texas School of Law, Jason was awarded the Dean’s Achievement Award in Professional Responsibility. In college, he studied under the Plan II Honors Program, serving as President of the Silver Spurs, and graduating with special honors.

Jason is married to Kisha Itkin, President of Theorem Vineyards. Together, with their daughter Alia, the Itkins are active members and proud supporters of the Houston and Napa communities. They support many causes individually and through the Arnold & Itkin Foundation.

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“For more than a decade, Kurt and I have been fighting day-in and day-out to help people against giant companies. One of the promises we made to each other was if it was a righteous cause, if it was a case that needed to be taken, it didn’t matter where the case was—we would go and we would do our best to help our clients. That’s what guides us.” - Jason Itkin

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Our Clients Are More Than Cases

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
    Play Video Mildred Solar Cortes El Faro Widow
  • “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
    Play Video Shawn Thomas Workplace Explosion Victim
  • “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
    Play Video Terry Yount Father of Risperdal Victim
  • “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
    Play Video Tinisha Thomas El Faro Widow
  • “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
    Play Video Desmond Calloway Pipeline Fire Victim
  • “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
    Play Video Christopher Devall Workplace Explosion Victim
  • “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
    Play Video Veronica Sowell Workplace Explosion Victim

Jason's Case Results

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  • Record-Setting $8Billion 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 ...
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  • Record-Setting $357Million Largest Personal Injury 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 ...
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  • $205Million 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.
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  • Record-Setting $171Million 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 ...
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  • Record-Setting $117Million 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 ...
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  • Record-Setting $110Million 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 ...
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  • Record-Setting $105Million 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.
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  • $97Million 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.
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  • Record-Setting $92.7Million 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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  • $87Million Confidential Settlement for Worker Who Suffered Life-Threatening Burn Injuries
    Arnold & Itkin was able to secure a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a man who was caught in life-threatening flames while performing his work duties. Find out how our firm secured the ...
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  • $78Million Massive Settlement for Severely Injured Client
    Our firm helped reach a $78 million settlement for a severely injured client.
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  • Breaking News $76.6Million 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 ...
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  • Record Victory $72Million 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 ...
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  • Record-Setting $41Million The Largest Commercial Litigation Verdict in Hawaii
    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 ...
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  • Record-Setting $29Million 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 ...
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  • $28Million Massive Confidential Settlement Obtained
    Arnold & Itkin is thrilled to announce that we have secured a massive settlement for our clients.
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  • $14Million Jones Act Settlement Reached Two Days Before Trial
    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 ...
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  • $13.8Million Record-Setting Settlement Reached After 16 Months
    Arnold & Itkin worked quickly to make sure our client received the compensation he needed after suffering from the negligence of the company he worked for.
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  • $13.8Million Settlement for Contractor with Neck & Back Injuries
    When our client suffered from neck and back injuries as he tried to escape a plant fire, he turned to Arnold & Itkin for help. We obtained a record-setting settlement to help him receive the financial ...
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  • $13.8Million Settlement for Worker Injured During Plant Explosion
    Our dedication to results for clients helped us earn a significant and record-setting settlement for a client suffering from back injuries caused by a plant explosion.
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  • $13.8Million Settlement for Contractor Injured During Plant Turnaround
    Our firm held a company accountable for failing to provide the safe environment required for a dangerous turnaround.
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  • $13.8Million Settlement for Injured Refinery Worker
    Arnold & Itkin took just 16 months to obtain a record settlement on behalf of a refinery worker who sustained serious injuries while on the job.
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  • $13.8Million 8-Figure Settlement for a Contractor Injured in a Plant Fire
    Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys secured a $13.8 million settlement for a contractor who was injured while trying to escape a plant fire. He injured his neck and knee while attempting to save himself from ...
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  • $13.7Million Massive Settlement Won Only Months After Injury
    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 ...
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  • $12.75Million Settlement Won for Worker Who Suffered Serious Harm
    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 ...
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  • $12.7Million Plant Explosion Victim Now Taken Care of for Life
    Arnold & Itkin LLP successfully obtained a $12.7 million settlement for the victim of a plant explosion. His settlement was large enough to set a state record among plaintiffs with similar injuries.
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  • $12.7Million Plant Worker Gets Record-Setting Result for Work Injuries
    Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a record-setting eight-figure settlement for our client, who was injured in a plant explosion. His settlement ensures that he and his family are now taken care of for life.
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  • $12.7Million Secured for Contractor Injured During Plant Fire
    Our team fought for the fair settlement our client needed after sustaining serious back and shoulder injuries as he tried to escape from a plant fire.
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  • $12Million Injured Worker Received Settlement for Burn Injuries
    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 ...
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  • $11.7Million Settlement Won for Plant Worker Injured During Turnaround
    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 ...
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  • $11.7Million Settlement for Worker Injured During Plant Explosion
    Our team worked to obtain the settlement that our client deserved after suffering serious injuries during a plant explosion.
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  • $11.7Million Settlement for Worker Injured During Plant Explosion
    Arnold & Itkin was able to quickly obtain a favorable settlement for a client who was injured during a botched plant turnaround. This result set a state record for cases involving workers in a similar ...
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  • $11.7Million Settlement for Worker Injured During Plant Explosion
    Arnold & Itkin was able to recover a favorable settlement for an injured Texas refinery worker within 16 months of the incident.
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  • $11.7Million Case Settled for Texas Refinery Worker
    Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive settlement for a worker who was injured in a refinery accident. He sustained a serious injury to his neck as a result. We settled the case within 16 months of his ...
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  • $11.7Million Record-Setting Settlement Quickly Obtained for Client
    Arnold & Itkin fought to earn the settlement a client deserved after he sustained injuries during the chaos of a plant fire.
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  • $11.6Million Verdict Secured for a Worker Partially Blinded on the Job
    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 ...
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