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Kala Sellers

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Kala has always had a passion for advocacy and a determination to fight for justice. Her ability to thrive under pressure was born out of her time spent performing. Kala has since honed her performance skills and applies them to the courtroom as a trial lawyer.

"For me, being an attorney goes beyond what happens at the courthouse. It’s about understanding your clients and giving them the answers and resolution they need."

Biography

Profile

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. 

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.

Our Clients Are More Than Cases

Stories About the Lives That We've Helped

  • “I told him, ‘Kurt you’re my hero. You’re my knight in shining armor.’”
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  • “They're fighting for these little people that can’t handle themselves when a giant comes. Almost like David and Goliath. It’s an amazing thing to see.”
    Shawn Thomas Workplace Explosion Victim
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  • “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 Father of Risperdal Victim
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  • “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.”
    Tinisha Thomas El Faro Widow
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  • “Sometimes I would think about the level of stress that I had going through this whole thing, and I think about Arnold & Itkin taking on that stress for me. They picked it up and they ran with it. They have allowed me to close that chapter and feel good about it and move forward without looking back with regrets. I feel great.”
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  • “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 Pipeline Fire Victim
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  • “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.”
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  • “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.”
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  • “They were very helpful in me evolving through this tragedy, basically. The stress that I was under—they made me feel relaxed. I know that if I called them now and I needed something, they would help me get whatever I needed.”
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Case Results

Check Out Kala's Victories

  • $8 Million Major Settlement for Injured Motorists Our firm helped two motorists find justice after they were injured in a collision at an intersection. We won an $8 million award on their behalf.
  • $4.4 Million $4.35 Million Won for Oilfield Worker Our oilfield accident attorneys fought and won on behalf of a worker who was severely injured while working in the oilfield.
  • $3.6 Million Settlement Reached for Louisiana Man Injured in Plant Accident Our legal team represented a young man injured while working at a plant in Texas. We fought aggressively to get him the best medical care and ultimately reached a $3.6 million settlement on his behalf.
  • $3.45 Million Settlement Obtained for Man Injured in Industrial Accident Our firm helped a young man who suffered serious injured in a Texas workplace accident. We were able to help him get the best medical care while fighting for these life-changing results on his behalf.
  • $3.45 Million Settlement Reached for Injured South Texas Plant Worker Our firm reached a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a worker injured at a Texas plant.
  • $3.35 Million Settlement Recovered for Industrial Accident Victim Our attorneys represented a young man injured while working at a Texas plant and were able to recover a multi-million dollar settlement on his behalf.
  • $3.4 Million Refinery Worker Gets Settlement Just Before Jury Selection Arnold & Itkin obtained a $3.35 million settlement the day before the jury was selected for a refinery worker who sustained serious back and head injuries while performing a turnaround.
  • $3.3 Million Verdict Won for Jones Act Seaman Arnold & Itkin’s Jones Act lawyers worked together to achieve a $3.3 million verdict for a seaman injured on a drilling ship.
  • $2.95 Million Settlement Obtained for Injured Refinery Worker Our firm reached a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a refinery worker who was injured during a workplace incident in Texas. We worked tirelessly to achieve this life-changing result on his behalf.
  • $2.95 Million Settlement Reached for Injured Industrial Worker Our team represented a Texas plant worker who suffered injuries to his neck and back during a work accident. We successfully reached a $2.95 million settlement on his behalf.

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