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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.

Meet Jason Itkin

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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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  • $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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  • $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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  • 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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  • $13.7Million 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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  • $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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  • $11.6Million 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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  • $11.5Million Settlement Won for Injured Victim of Offshore Accident
    Arnold & Itkin obtained a settlement of $11.5 million on behalf of an offshore accident victim suffering from both physical and psychological injuries. His settlement will ensure that our client gets ...
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  • $10.9Million Train Accident Victims Won Verdict Against Union Pacific
    Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin won a $10.9 million verdict after a three week trial involving a 5-year-old girl who was paralyzed and a mother who was killed in a crossing accident. The firm ...
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  • $10Million Settlement Obtained for Family Affected by Fatal Vehicle Accident
    Our firm represented the family of two people who were killed after their vehicle was hit by an 18-wheeler running a red light. We were successful in reaching an eight figure settlement on their behal ...
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  • Confidential Defendant Paid Massive Settlement Rather Than Risk Trial
    Arnold & Itkin is proud to have aggressively pursued compensation for our client before the trial even began. Our pretrial preparation resulted in nearly two dozen depositions before the defendant ...
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  • $9.5Million Settlement Earned After Company Proven 100% at Fault
    Against all odds, Arnold & Itkin secured a settlement for an injured longshoreman. Our team of attorneys proved he was 100% innocent of an industrial crane accident that took his leg.
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  • $9.25Million Settlement Obtained for Fire Victim
    Attorneys from the Arnold & Itkin legal team represented a family that lost a loved one in a fire. We helped recover $9.25 million on their behalf.
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  • $8Million Massive Settlement Reached Before Trial Began
    Our firm represented an offshore worker (a steward) who seriously injured his back in an accident. The injury prevented him from making a living. While other lawyers told him his case was only worth a ...
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  • $7.25Million Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Won for Accident Victim
    Our attorneys helped recover more than $7 million on behalf of an injured client. The settlement will go toward taking care of our client and the family for the rest of their lives, both medically and ...
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  • $7.2Million Millions Won for Brain-Injured Client in Louisiana
    Arnold & Itkin recovered more than $7 million in a settlement for a severely injured Louisiana client. Our client suffered brain injury and memory issues while working on an offshore platform. The ...
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  • $7.1Million Concussed Worker Received a Massive Settlement after Accident
    Arnold & Itkin represented an offshore worker with a concussion and a herniated disk from an accident on the job. These injuries inhibited our client’s ability to make a living, requiring him to ...
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  • $7Million Settlement Obtained for Burn Victims
    Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler helped represent the rights of individuals who had been severely injured when an explosion at an oil refinery covered them with hot steam and coking ...
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  • $6.9Million Settlement Obtained for Family of Deceased Offshore Worker
    Arnold & Itkin negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement for the family of a man who died offshore. Though the defendant attempted to get away with an extremely low offer, our team obtained a ...
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  • $6.6Million Settlement Obtained for Wife & Family of Deceased Offshore Worker
    Arnold & Itkin helped a woman and her family get justice after her husband was killed in an incident offshore. Despite undue pressure from the defendant, our firm made sure our clients were taken care ...
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  • $6.25Million Settlement Won for Grieving Mississippi Family
    We negotiated a settlement of $6.25 million on behalf of a family whose loved one died from a heart attack while working off the coast of Africa. He was working as a barge engineer when he suffered ...
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  • $6.1Million Settlement Secured for Widow of Offshore Worker
    Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for our client after a prolonged attempt by the defendant to limit her compensation. Despite pressure from the defendant to settle for very little, our ...
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  • $5.8Million Maritime Injury Case Results in Large Settlement
    Arnold & Itkin attorneys were able to obtain a $5.8 million settlement on behalf of an injured maritime worker. Our client suffered a head injury in an accident that also led to severe PTSD, impacting ...
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  • $5.75Million Historic Settlement Secured for Lost Loved One
    A momentous settlement was obtained on behalf of a grieving family by Attorneys Noah Wexler and Jason Itkin. Our team was proud to help a hurting family in a big way.
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  • $5.5Million Settlement Won for Young Offshore Worker
    Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin get compensation for a young offshore worker who will likely never work again. As a result of her accident, the young woman suffered depression and ...
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