Kala began her secondary education at Duke University where she majored in Political Science and received a Certificate in Policy Journalism and Media Studies. She also spent a semester in New York City maintaining her courses while interning for CNN. After earning her undergraduate degree, Kala pursued her passion for advocacy by enrolling in Baylor Law School. At Baylor, Kala was a member of the ABA Labor Law Mock Trial Team, the AAJ National Mock Trial Team, the NCTC Mock Trial Team, and was a semifinalist in the Baylor Top Gun Competition, an intra-scholastic mock trial tournament involving all third-year Practice Court students. Kala graduated from Baylor Law School as a five time Dean's List student.
Prior to joining Arnold & Itkin, Kala gained valuable litigation experience at a small Houston firm that handles a variety of personal injury cases in state and federal court. Her practice focuses primarily on matters involving catastrophic personal injury, maritime and offshore cases, and victims of large commercial vehicle accidents. She is licensed to practice in Louisiana, Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Within her first 10 months at Arnold & Itkin, Kala successfully tried cases to verdict in front of juries in both state and federal courts.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband. As a Duke alumnus, Kala is a Duke Basketball fanatic and has been known to paint her face and join the "Cameron Crazies" at Duke basketball games.
- Duke University
- Baylor Law School
- State Bar of Texas
- State Bar of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas