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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.
"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."

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Tara has always had an unrelenting dedication to success. 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 where 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. Tara is also passionate about helping offshore injury victims. She grew up with many family members and friends who work offshore, and their safety and rights are extremely important to her. Tara understands that when workers are injured offshore, they deal with significant stress related to medical care and protecting the future of their families. She is proud to be part of a firm that fights tirelessly to protect clients' rights and makes clients' needs their top priority.

Tara lives in Houston with her husband, Kurt, and their two children, Jaxon and Isla, and 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.

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  • $171Million 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.
  • $9Million 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, despite the fact that the defendant’s last settlement offer was only $100,000.
  • $4.97Million 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 million.
  • $3.7Million 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
  • $3.57Million 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.
  • $3.3Million 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 medical care and reached a $3.3 million settlement on his behalf.
  • $3.3Million 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.
  • $3.3Million 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.
  • $3.2Million 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.
  • $3.2Million 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.
  • $3.15Million 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 multi-million settlement on his behalf.
  • $3.1Million Multi-Million Settlement Obtained for Plant Explosion Victim Arnold & Itkin represented a man who was severely injured in a Louisiana plant explosion. Our client’s injuries required him to undergo surgery for medical treatment. We successfully recovered $3.1 million on his behalf.
  • $3.1Million Settlement Achieved for Female Plant Worker Arnold & Itkin resolved the case of a woman who was injured while working on a turnaround job. The injuries she suffered were numerous, including second degree burns, PTSD, and orthopedic injuries to her knees, legs, and back. Her $3.1 million settlement has decisively secured her future, allowing her the financial support she needs for medical care and long-term recovery.
  • $3Million Settlement Reached for Injured Plant Worker Arnold & Itkin is proud to have achieved a sizable settlement for a worker who suffered a back injury during a turnaround job.
  • $3Million Settlement Reached for Man Injured in a Plant Explosion Our client sustained serious neck and back injuries that required surgery. We were successful in securing a $3 million settlement on their behalf—enough for them to move forward from this incident.
  • $2.97Million Settlement Reached for Man Injured During a Turnaround Our firm secured a multi-million settlement on behalf of a man from Louisiana. Our client had suffered serious injuries when an explosion caused him to fall, injuring his back. We reached a settlement shortly before trial.
  • $2.9Million Settlement Reached for Plant Explosion Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce a victory for a client who suffered back and shoulder injuries in a plant explosion. Our client received the best medical care and the compensation he deserved.
  • $2.87Million Significant Settlement Achieved for Plant Explosion Victim A team of our attorneys represented a client who was severely injured in a plant explosion; our client required multiple surgeries in the aftermath of the incident. We fought on their behalf and recovered $2.87 million.
  • $2.8Million Multi-Million Settlement for Man Injured During Turnaround Job Our plant accident lawyers helped achieve a $2.8 million settlement on behalf of a man injured at a Louisiana plant. The plant owners completely refused responsibility for the incident.
  • $2.78Million Settlement Obtained for Injured Contractor While performing construction work at a Louisiana plant, a serious accident occurred that caused neck and back injuries to a contractor. Our firm represented the man and successfully reached a $2.78 million settlement.
  • $2.7Million Settlement Reached for Man Injured in an Explosion When an explosion caused him to suffer injuries to his lower back, a Texas man turned to Arnold & Itkin for the help he needed. Our firm took on the case and fought for several years before successfully obtaining a $2.7 million settlement on his behalf.
  • $2.6Million Multi-Million Settlement Reached for Father of Two Our client was a father of two who had been severely injured on the job through no fault of his own. We fought for our client over the course of several years and ultimately recovered $2.6 million.
  • $2.6Million Multi-Million Settlement for Man Hurt During Turnaround Work After a Louisiana explosion caused our client to sustain injuries to his back, our legal team took on the case. We helped him to receive necessary medical care and achieved a $2.6 million settlement on his behalf.
  • $2.6Million Multi-Million Settlement Reached for Man Hurt in LA Explosion Our firm helped a Louisiana man recover full, fair compensation after being severely injured during turnaround work at a plant. We secured a $2.6 million settlement on his behalf.
  • $2.58Million Settlement Secured for Injured Louisiana Man Our client was injured while working a turnaround at a Louisiana plant. We fought for him for several years and were able to ensure he received proper medical care. We eventually reached a $2.58 million settlement.
  • $2.49Million Multi-Million Settlement for Man Injured During Turnaround Work Arnold & Itkin LLP secured $2.49 million for a Louisiana man injured during turnaround at plant. We ensured he received the medical care he needed and the compensation he deserved.
  • $2.45Million Multi-Million Settlement Recovered for Back Injury Victim Our client sustained a serious back injury in a Louisiana plant explosion and turned to our firm for help. We fought tirelessly for more than three years and were able to recover $2.45 million on his behalf.
  • $2.4Million Settlement Obtained for Woman Who Sustained Serious Neck Injuries Arnold & Itkin represented the rights of a woman whose neck was severely injured in a plant explosion. We fought tirelessly for nearly four years before achieving a $2.4 million settlement.
  • $2.4Million Settlement Obtained for Man with Injured Back Our attorneys worked to secure a significant settlement for a man who severely injured his back while working as a turnaround at a plant. We were ultimately successful in defeating the defendants, despite the fact that they denied any responsibility for the incident.
  • $2.4Million Settlement Achieved for Woman Hurt While Working a Turnaround Our firm represented a Louisiana woman who sustained injuries to both her neck and her back during an explosion. We aggressively moved the case forward and recovered a 7-figure settlement.
  • $2.4Million Settlement Achieved for Woman Who Escaped a Fire After escaping a fire, our client required two knee replacements. Our firm helped to represent her best interests and were able to reach a $2.4 million settlement on her behalf.
  • $2.29Million Multi-Million Settlement Reached for Man Hurt in Plant Accident Our attorneys worked tirelessly for years to represent the best interests of a man whose neck was injured after a plant explosion in Louisiana. When the plant owners refused to take responsibility, we took on the case and eventually secured a $2.29 million settlement.
  • $2.29Million Settlement Reached for Victim of Plant Explosion Injuries After a plant exploded in Louisiana, our client sustained serious injuries, including hearing loss and damage to his back and neck. He eventually required surgery. We relentlessly fought and obtained a $2.29 million settlement.
  • $2.26Million Multi-Million Settlement for Plant Explosion Victim Following an explosion, a plant worker was left with serious back injuries. Arnold & Itkin won a seven-figure settlement to compensate for his suffering and multiple procedures.
  • $2.2Million Settlement Reached for Severely Injured Texas Man Arnold & Itkin’s team of attorneys worked together to help represent a Texas man who sustained severe injuries to his neck and wrist after a plant exploded. We worked tirelessly for him and recovered $2.2 million.
  • $2.2Million Settlement Reach for Woman Injured in Serious Work Accident Our firm reached a $2.2 million settlement on behalf of our client, despite the fact that the defendants argued that her injuries were from a previous accident. The settlement was 20 times larger than the final offer at mediation.
  • $2Million Settlement Obtained for Man Seriously Injured in Plant Accident The Arnold & Itkin team helped represent a client who was seriously injured after a plant exploded in Louisiana. We fought hard to hold plant owners responsible before reaching a $2 million settlement.
  • $2Million Multi-Million Settlement Changed Plant Accident Victim’s Life Our firm helped represent the best interests of a man severely injured during a plant accident. We not only helped ensure our client received the best medical care possible, but we also reached a $2 million settlement.
  • $1.94Million Settlement Obtained for Plant Explosion Victim Our attorneys worked tirelessly for more than three years to help a man severely injured in a Louisiana plant explosion. In the end, we were able to reach a $1.94 million settlement.
  • $1.9Million Settlement Achieved for Arkansas Man Hurt at a Plant Our legal team reached a $1.9 million settlement on behalf of a man from Arkansas. We fought hard to ensure he received not only the best medical care, but also the proper medical care that he needed.
  • $1.85Million Settlement Received for Victim of Louisiana Plant Accident Our firm was hired by a Louisiana man who was severely injured in a plant accident while working a turnaround. Our client required years of year, including injections and surgeries. We obtained a $1.85 million settlement.
  • $1.78Million Settlement Obtained for Man Injured While Working as a Turnaround Several attorneys from the Arnold & Itkin team represented a man who was working as a turnaround at plant when he suffered serious injuries. His injuries were severe enough to warrant a back procedure. Our firm was successful in securing a $1.78 million settlement.
  • $1.7Million Settlement Obtained for Back & Knee Injury Victim After sustained serious injuries to his back a knee, a victim of a Louisiana plant explosion turned to our legal team. We fought hard and helped him recover $1.7 million.
  • $1.57Million Settlement Reach for Injured Fire Watch We represented a woman who was injured as a fire watch. As she was trying to escape a fire she fell down and sustained several serious injuries. We obtained $1.57 million on her behalf.
  • $1.54Million Large Settlement Won After Three Year Fight For more than three years, our legal team fought to recover just compensation for a man who was severely injured in a plant explosion. Our client was brought to tears after we recovered a $1.54 million settlement.
  • $1.5Million Settlement Reached for Man Suffering Serious Injuries When a plant explosion caused our client serious injuries, he turned to the legal team at Arnold & Itkin. We fought relentlessly on his behalf and were ultimately able to reach a seven-figure settlement before trial.
  • $1.49Million Settlement Reached for Man Hurt During Turnaround Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys helped secure $1.49 million on behalf of a man severely injured during turnaround. He sustained damage to his back and elbow after a plant exploded.
  • $1.4Million Settlement Reached for Woman Injured in Explosion Our client was severely injured while fleeing from an explosion. She turned to our firm for help. We helped ensure she received necessary medical care and obtained a $1.4 million settlement on her behalf.
  • $1.2Million Settlement Reached for Man Hurt During Turnaround at a Plant Arnold & Itkin LLP secured $1.2 million for a Louisiana man injured during turnaround at plant. Our client sustained knee, back, and neck injuries. This settlement will help change his life.
  • $1.17Million Settlement Obtained for Severely Injured Plant Worker Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin helped represent a Louisiana man who suffered a serious knee injury while trying to escape an explosion at a Louisiana plant. We eventually recovered $1.17 million on his behalf.
  • $1.1Million Settlement Won for Woman Injured During Turnaround We recovered a $1.1 million settlement on behalf of a woman hurt during a Louisiana plant accident. We helped ensure she received the proper medical care and obtained $1.1 million on her behalf.
  • $1Million Settlement Reached for Victim of Catastrophic Industrial Accident Arnold & Itkin obtained a $1 million settlement on behalf of a man from Texas who was severely injured in a plant accident. This settlement ensures that our client will receive what he needs to move forward in his life.
  • $1Million Settlement Obtained for Injured Louisiana Man Our client sustained injuries to his neck, back, and head after a Louisiana plant exploded. We eventually secured a 7-figure settlement on his behalf, money that can be used to help his client move forward with his life.
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