Many people consider Jason Itkin to be the nation’s top trial lawyer. He has won several of the largest jury verdicts in the history of the United States, including an $8 billion record-setting verdict against Johnson & Johnson, an $860 million dollar historic wrongful death verdict, a $222 million dollar record-breaking verdict in Texas, $117 million record-setting verdict in Louisiana, a $76.6 million verdict in Pennsylvania, and $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. It is personal to my clients, so it is personal to me. We have to win—no matter what.”
Jason Itkin is one of the nation’s top lawyers. He is known nationwide for winning record-setting verdicts and settlements. Jason is one of only four lawyers in the country who have won a billion-dollar verdict for a single person. He has won several victories in excess of $100 million, dozens of verdicts and settlements of more than $10 million, and hundreds of verdicts and settlements for more than $1 million. In the last year alone, Jason has won more than $1 billion 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 selected 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, Jason has likely been asked to help. He has won verdicts for children in 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.
Jason works on important cases, even if they don’t grab headlines. In 2016, Jason achieved a $72 million voluntary settlement for a single injured worker. At the time, that victory was the largest pretrial settlement for a single person in Texas history. Less than one year later, Jason broke his own record when he secured an $86 million voluntary settlement for a different client who was suffered devastating injuries while working. Since then, the firm has broken the $86 million dollar record too.
Jason has achieved record-breaking settlements because sophisticated companies realize that their results at trial could be much worse. Last year, 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 in the middle of trial 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 apologized 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 and Theorem Ranch. Together, with their children, the Itkins are active members and proud supporters of the Houston, Napa, and Montana communities. They love giving back to the community both individually and through the Arnold & Itkin Foundation.