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Tara Arnold


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Tara grew up in a small town in Sabine Parish, Louisiana, where her passion for the law began. Inspired by her experience working at a local personal injury law firm and by her mother’s advocacy on behalf of crime victims, she knew at a young age that she wanted to be a lawyer. Now, she’s proud to be the difference-maker that clients facing significant challenges need.

"When someone hires a lawyer to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit, it represents years of a person’s life, their family’s future, and the power to make a living for the rest of his or her life. It’s my business to protect those things."



Tara’s unrelenting dedication to success was obvious from the start. She graduated valedictorian of her high school class and summa cum laude as number 1 in her college class. Tara then attended Tulane Law School where she graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Order of the Coif (top 10% of her class). At Tulane, Tara competed on Tulane’s national moot court appellate team and spent her third year in law school as a practicing student attorney in the prestigious Tulane Civil Law Clinic.

After law school, Tara worked in the Houston office of a prominent New York law firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Here, she represented buyers, sellers, and investment banks on multi-million and billion-dollar business deals. Her experience includes numerous oil and gas industry transactions ranging from public offerings and asset sales to multi-billion dollar mergers.

At Arnold & Itkin, Tara utilizes her experience in the contract and business law arena to assist the firm in its high-stakes commercial and business dispute cases and its in-house business matters. Her intense dedication to success and overcoming challenges makes her an incredible asset to the Arnold & Itkin team.

Tara is also passionate about helping offshore injury victims. She grew up with many family members and friends who work offshore. Their safety and rights are extremely important to her, and she understands the high stakes they face after accidents. She knows when people are injured offshore, they deal with significant stress related to medical care and protecting their families’ future. She’s proud to be part of a firm that fights tirelessly to protect clients’ rights and obtain the best results for them no matter how tough the challenge.

Tara lives in Houston with her husband, Kurt, and their two children, Jaxon and Isla. She is an active member of the community. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Saint Paul’s Methodist Church Foundation and is involved in various community organizations. During her free time, Tara loves to travel to new places and enjoys being active outdoors.

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.” Because that’s how I feel toward him. He’s there to protect me, and I feel so safe. They are driven. They are aggressive. They will not quit for you. They will not give up for you. That’s what makes them special.”
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  • “They’re unstoppable! They definitely have the experience you need. They're fighting for these little people that can’t handle themselves when a giant comes. Almost like the David and Goliath. It’s an amazing thing to see.”
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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. Our trial lasted around 10 days. Every night, they were working ‘til way after midnight. There were a couple nights they never even slept. It was just amazing to me and my family.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
    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.”
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Case Results

Check Out Tara's Victories

  • $9 Million Record Settlement Reached Days Before Trial Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Tara Arnold, and Adam Lewis represented a client who had been trying to reach a settlement on their own for years. Our firm took on the case and was able to achieve a $9 million settlement just days before trial, ...
  • $4.97 Million Settlement Reached for Orthopaedic Injury Victim Our team worked to represent a client who was severely injured while working at a chemical plant. He was performing construction and maintenance work at the time of the incident. In the end, our firm was successful in settling the case for $4.97 mill ...
  • $3.7 Million Settlement Reached for Client Injured in Plant Explosion We settled a case on behalf of a client who sustained burns and other serious injuries after a Louisiana plant explosion
  • $3.57 Million Significant Settlement Obtained for Explosion Victim Our attorneys represented a man from Louisiana who was injured during a turnaround job. After a severe industrial accident, our client suffered injuries to his back, neck, and shoulder. We recovered $3.57 million.
  • $3.3 Million Multi-Million Settlement Reached for Man Unable to Return to Work While working at a plant, our client sustained a serious back injury. One that was severe enough to make it impossible for him to return to work. We eventually secured $3.3 million on his behalf.
  • $3.3 Million Settlement Achieved for Injured East TX Man Arnold & Itkin attorneys represented a man who was injured when a plant explosion caused him to fall and herniate a disc in his back. Workers’ compensation denied the claim. We took on the case and were able to help him achieve the best possible ...
  • $3.3 Million Settlement Reached for Man Hurt in Plant Explosion Our attorneys helped recover a $3.3 million settlement on behalf of a man from Louisiana who was hurt in a plant explosion. We helped ensure he received fair compensation and the best possible medical care.
  • $3.2 Million Settlement Achieved for Victim of Severe Burn Injuries Arnold & Itkin attorneys helped represent a worker who suffered severe burns to his hands and ears while working in a plant. We helped recover $3.2 million on his behalf.
  • $3.2 Million Confidential Settlement Reached for Man Injured at a Plant Our attorneys represented a man who sustained injuries to his neck and shoulder while working at a plant. We defeated the defendant’s arguments that the injuries were preexisting and obtained a $3.2 million settlement.
  • $3.15 Million Settlement Achieved for Man Injured at a Plant Our attorneys helped reach a $3.15 million settlement on behalf of a man who suffered injuries to his back while working at a plant. Despite being told at first that workers’ compensation was his only remedy, we were successful in securing a ...

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