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Roland Christensen


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Roland Christensen is a trial lawyer passionate about helping injured individuals and families. Roland aggressively represents plaintiffs in courts across the Gulf Coast and throughout the U.S. His practice focuses on matters involving catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death.

“At Arnold & Itkin, we go the distance. Lawsuits are hard and many defendants don’t want to take accountability, especially when the facts of the case are tragic. When other attorneys may give up, we work even harder and fight for clients to obtain the best possible results.”



Roland was born in Bloomington, Indiana. While growing up, Roland lived in Boston, Tokyo, London, and then eventually Provo, Utah. After graduating high school, Roland attended Brigham Young University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies. Roland then attended the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University where he graduated magna cum laude and was one of the top 20 students in his graduating class.

While in law school, Roland was a lead editor on the BYU Law Review, won the school’s negotiation competition, and had the highest scoring briefs in his legal writing class and in his advanced appellate brief writing class. Roland also spent two years as a legal writing teaching assistant and even created a 150-page legal writing manual that was used by first-year writing classes at BYU law school. Roland’s comment, Behind the Curtain of Tort Reform, which discusses the myths and misconceptions associated with tort reform, was published in the BYU Law Review while Roland attended law school.

Roland also had the privilege of working in many areas of the law while he was a law student. He interned with the Southern District of Texas for the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal, worked for the Criminal Appeals Division of the Utah Attorney General, and worked as a summer associate at some of the largest and most respected law firms in Houston.

Roland began working with Arnold & Itkin as a law clerk in 2015 and continued his work with Arnold & Itkin as an attorney after being admitted to the Texas bar in November 2016. In 2017, he was admitted to the Louisiana bar and in 2019, he was admitted to the California bar.

He is proud to help people with a wide variety of cases involving catastrophic personal injuries. He also assists clients facing residential and commercial insurance claims, such as people throughout Coastal Texas who are recovering from the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

When Roland isn’t working, he is spending time with his wife Chandra and their three children, Kade, Chloe, and Wesley.

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
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  • “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
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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
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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. 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
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  • “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
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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
    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
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Case Results

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  • $78Million Massive Settlement for Severely Injured Client Our firm helped reach a $78 million settlement for a severely injured client.
  • $18.75Million Life-Changing Settlement Secured for Injured Oilfield Worker Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a massive settlement for an oilfield worker with a tough case. Our team worked around the clock to find the one detail that changed our client’s life forever.
  • $7.5Million Settlement for Oil Rig Worker Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a $7.5 million settlement for an oil rig worker who suffered a broken neck when a pipe fell on him. After deposing multiple defendants, we secured a seven-figure result the day before trial.
  • $6.5Million Settlement Secured for Injured Crew Member on Barge Arnold & Itkin obtained a seven-figure settlement for an offshore worker who was injured off the coast of Florida while working in needlessly dangerous conditions. His settlement will help him move forward after irreparable damage was done to his head and face.
  • $5Million Settlement Achieved for Worker Exposed to Hydrofluoric Acid Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a six-figure settlement for a South Texas boilermaker who was exposed to hydrofluoric acid due to unsafe practices. By pushing his case to court aggressively, our team was able to get him a favorable settlement.
  • $4Million Settlement Recovered for Electrocution Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a large settlement for a Houston worker who was electrocuted by a faulty power line while installing a downspout on a house. Our investigation proved that the power line had a history of problems that the defendant failed to address.
  • $3Million Settlement Reached for Offshore Worker with Back Injury Our law firm represented an offshore worker who suffered serious injuries to his back that required multiple surgeries. Despite the fact that the cause and severity of the injury was disputed, we were able to aggressively fight for our client and reach a settlement of maximum value.
  • $2.5Million Significant Settlement for Catastrophically Injured Dock Worker After aggressively litigating on our client’s behalf, our attorneys secured a $2.5 million pretrial settlement for a dock worker who was seriously injured when she fell nearly 50 feet from a gangway at Louisiana port.
  • $2.25Million Settlement Obtained for Louisiana Tankerman Injured in Fall Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a large settlement for a man who fell from a gangway and was trapped beneath a barge. His accident resulted in severe emotional and physical injuries, leaving him unable to work. His settlement will go toward ensuring he and his family will lack nothing while he recovers.
  • $2.1Million Settlement Obtained for Truck Accident Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a multimillion-dollar settlement for a man who suffered severe neck and back injuries in a truck accident. Our firm aggressively pursued the case until the defendant settled with our client days before trial.
  • $1.75Million Settlement Reached for Deceased Jones Act Seaman’s Family Our firm successfully recovered $1,750,000 on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who passed away at sea after suffering from a heart attack. We took on the case and aggressively pushed it forward to trial.
  • $1.49Million Settlement for Man Struck by a Truck Our firm helped represent a client who was severely injured after he was struck by a truck. We helped recover $1.49 million on his behalf.
  • $1.25Million Settlement for Injured Oilfield Worker Arnold & Itkin LLP secured an eight-figure settlement for an oilfield worker who was injured in an accident that the defendant took zero responsibility for. We pored over tens of thousands of documents to find the crucial piece of evidence that secured our client’s case.
  • $1.2Million Major Settlement in Complex Lawnmower Accident Case Arnold & Itkin represented a man who was struck in the head while using a commercial lawn mower at a construction site. We secured a settlement of $1.175 million on his behalf in a complex case that involved product liability, premises liability, and negligence.
  • $999Thousand Settlement Reached for Little Girl After a Single Deposition Arnold & Itkin secured nearly $1 million for a little girl who was injured in a restaurant with poor safety standards. The firm only had to take one deposition before the defendant was forced to settle.
  • $990Thousand Settlement Secured for Victims of Industrial Explosion Arnold & Itkin secured a sizable settlement for two men who were caught in a flash-fire explosion at a Montana facility. Despite numerous legal hurdles, our firm was able to ensure the well-being of our clients.
  • $922Thousand Settlement for Injured Tow Truck Driver Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained just under $1 million for a tow truck driver who was hit by a semi-truck. His settlement paid for the neck surgery his injuries required.
  • $800Thousand Settlement Reached for Man Exposed to H2S Gas Arnold & Itkin’s legal team settled a case for $800,000 after a man was exposed to toxic gas while performing routine maintenance at a plant.
  • $750Thousand Settlement for Driver Injured in 18-Wheeler Collision Arnold & Itkin secured a $750k settlement for a driver who was seriously injured when he came across an overturned 18-wheeler on the roadway and was unable to avoid a collision. We secured this settlement after taking just one deposition.
  • $750Thousand Settlement Recovered for Offshore Worker for Crushed Hand Arnold & Itkin settled a case for a worker who was harmed through an improperly stored hydraulic cylinder.
  • $749Thousand Settlement Reached for Woman Struck by Commercial Vehicle Our legal team recovered nearly $750,000 on behalf of a Texas woman who was injured when a distracted commercial driver struck her vehicle while she was stopped in the emergency lane of a highway.
  • $650Thousand Settlement Achieved for Victims Struck by Tractor-Trailer Arnold & Itkin secured a six-figure settlement for two victims of a tractor-trailer crash in Florida.
  • $640Thousand Settlement Obtained for Injured Alabama Truck Driver After he was struck by an 18-wheeler while sitting in a parked truck, a truck driver turned to us for help. We aggressively pushed for trial, discovering evidence to prove fault, and reaching a favorable settlement.
  • $575Thousand Settlement Secured for Couple Injured by 18-Wheeler Arnold & Itkin secured a substantial settlement for a married couple left with severe back and neck injuries from a truck accident. The defendant fought a clear-cut case until weeks before trial, when our firm recovered a favorable outcome.
  • $500Thousand Settlement Achieved for California Business Woman Arnold & Itkin obtained half a million dollars in a settlement for a businesswoman who injured herself on a slippery floor. We were able to recover a settlement after only a few depositions.
  • $500Thousand Favorable Settlement for Victim of Commercial Truck Collision Our attorneys successfully represented a driver who was catastrophically injured when his vehicle collided with a commercial truck that had overturned on the freeway, blocking the roadway. We secured a $500,000 settlement for our client.
  • $440Thousand Settlement for Man Injured in Trucking Accident Arnold & Itkin LLP settled a case for $440,000 for a young truck accident victim who was injured when a trucker failed to yield the right-of-way. His settlement will help our client pay for medical care and other losses.
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