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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
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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
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Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $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.
  • $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.
  • $2.25Million 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.
  • $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.
  • $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.
  • $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.
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