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Kimberly Nwabeke


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Kimberly Nwabeke is a relentless advocate for victims of tragedy and wrongdoing. She is an award-winning legal scholar, an experienced trial litigator, and a voice for people going through the worst event of their lives. Her commitment to improving the lives of her clients is as personal as it is professional, setting her apart from her colleagues and peers.

"It is never lost on me that our clients have suffered life-altering and unspeakable tragedies. As a trial lawyer, it is my moral responsibility to seek justice for them and ensure they are never re-victimized by corporations who refuse to right their wrongs. What sets Arnold & Itkin apart from any other firm in the country is that we are committed to going the extra mile to provide our clients with the care, representation, and results they deserve."



Kim is a proud Nigerian-American who was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has been a fierce competitor from a young age and excelled in both academics and track & field. After high school, Kim attended the University of Texas at Austin where she competed for UT’s Women’s Track and Field Program. As a student-athlete, Kim was a Texas Letterwinner and earned Big 12 Commission Academic Honors. Kim graduated from U.T. with an honors degree in Government.

Kim continued her education at The University of Oklahoma College of Law. While at OU Law, Kim competed in various advocacy competitions and was ranked the #1 oral advocate in her class. She served as the President of both the Black Law Students Association and Law Students for Africa, as well as the Articles and Special Features Editor for the American Indian Law Review.

Kim published a comment entitled Touching the Concerns of Kiobel: Corporate Liability and Jurisdictional Remedies in Response to Kiobel vs. Royal Dutch Petroleum, exploring the avenues of relief of Nigerian plaintiffs killed after protesting unsafe oil drilling practices. Upon graduation, Kim was awarded the Joseph F. Rarick and Bess Zeldich Ungerman Scholar Awards. These awards are given to the student who has contributed the most to making the law school more beneficial to all and the most outstanding law student, respectively.

Kim has devoted her entire legal career to being a voice for victims. After law school, her passion for advocacy and justice led her to serve as an Assistant District Attorney at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, she garnered invaluable trial skills by independently trying jury trials ranging from Driving While Intoxicated to First Degree Murder and Sexual Assaults of Children. This gave Kim the privilege of representing victims after their most vulnerable moments.

Kim is honored to continue seeking justice for victims as part of the nation’s top plaintiffs’ personal injury trial law firm—Arnold & Itkin. Here, she fights for the recovery that clients need as they face one of the most challenging moments of their lives. Kim is proud to help clients rebuild by being their relentless advocate inside and outside of the courtroom.

When Kim is not fighting for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jeff, and their son, Caleb. She still roots for her Longhorns over OU at the Red River Rivalry and enjoys cheering on all Houston sports teams.

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.’”
    Mildred Solar Cortes El Faro Widow
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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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  • “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.”
    Christopher Devall Workplace Explosion Victim
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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.”
    Veronica Sowell Workplace Explosion Victim
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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.”
    Donna Deason
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Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $205 Million 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.
  • $171 Million 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 of $171 million.
  • $117 Million 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 plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million 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 conduct of others.
  • $105 Million 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.
  • $97 Million 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.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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