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."
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 and son Aric, 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.