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Victoria Alford

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Victoria Alford has dedicated her career to protecting the rights of victims. Her aggressive approach and skill in navigating complex legal issues has given clients across the country the strength to stand up against the most powerful corporate giants in the United States, and win. Victoria’s practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, business disputes, and maritime and offshore accidents.

"I love helping people who've been hurt, who really need us. That’s why I’m proud to work at Arnold & Itkin because everybody here—all attorneys and employees—shares that same passion for helping other people."

Biography

Profile

Victoria Alford joined Arnold & Itkin in 2011. In addition to her litigation work, she spends a significant time working with our newest clients. She takes pride in ensuring each client receives the attention and justice they deserve.

As a key part of our team, Victoria is usually the first point of contact for our new clients. A majority of our record-setting cases have involved clients who worked with Victoria from the first day they contacted our firm, including a record-setting $87 million settlement for a young man who suffered life-threatening injuries in a plant refinery accident. Victoria is often asked by victims and their families to visit in hospital rooms or living rooms—the most personal of circumstances for a suffering family. The trust each client puts in her is both humbling and inspiring, and honoring that trust is a responsibility she takes very seriously.

Victoria has helped secure million and multi-million dollar recoveries for clients injured in worksite accidents, maritime disasters, and truck accidents. Specifically, she assisted the partners of our firm with some of their largest victories, including a $72 million settlement for a client who was severely injured in an oilfield accident and a $12.6 million settlement on behalf of a worker who lost both of his legs. She was also instrumental in supporting the grieving families who lost their loved ones in the tragic sinking of the El Faro cargo ship.

Throughout her career, Victoria has always dedicated herself to the service of others. Prior to joining Arnold & Itkin, she lent her talents and resolve to the public sector, first working for a State Senator and eventually moving to our nation’s capital to serve on the staff of a United States Congressman. While those experiences were valuable, she felt there was more she could do to have a positive impact on the lives of others. That passion is what drove her to attend law school.

Her time at South Texas College of Law garnered Victoria several awards and accolades such as the American Jurisprudence Award in Family Law. She also had the privilege of serving as judicial clerk to Harris County's 234th District Court before ultimately becoming a law clerk for Arnold & Itkin LLP. Following graduation, she continued on as an attorney at our firm.

In recognition of her work with Arnold & Itkin, she has been named one of the “Top 40 under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers Association from 2012 to 2018. Victoria was also selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list from 2016 to 2019.

Victoria met and married her husband, Nathan, in law school. Together, they have a young son. She is extremely active in her community and also plays a significant role in assisting the Arnold & Itkin Foundation with its many community service initiatives.

Meet Victoria Alford

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“I know that if you choose Arnold & Itkin to represent you, you’ll be in good hands. We will walk you through the process and make it as easy as possible on you and your family, and we will also ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve.” - Victoria Alford

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
    Play Video Mildred Solar Cortes El Faro Widow
  • “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
    Play Video Shawn Thomas Workplace Explosion Victim
  • “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
    Play Video Terry Yount Father of Risperdal Victim
  • “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
    Play Video Tinisha Thomas El Faro Widow
  • “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
    Play Video Desmond Calloway Pipeline Fire Victim
  • “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
    Play Video Veronica Sowell Workplace Explosion Victim

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $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.
  • $13.8Million Settlement for Contractor Injured During Plant Turnaround Our firm held a company accountable for failing to provide the safe environment required for a dangerous turnaround.
  • $13.8Million Settlement for Contractor with Neck & Back Injuries When our client suffered from neck and back injuries as he tried to escape a plant fire, he turned to Arnold & Itkin for help. We obtained a record-setting settlement to help him receive the financial security that he deserved.
  • $13.8Million Settlement for Worker Injured During Plant Explosion Our dedication to results for clients helped us earn a significant and record-setting settlement for a client suffering from back injuries caused by a plant explosion.
  • $13.8Million Settlement for Injured Refinery Worker Arnold & Itkin took just 16 months to obtain a record settlement on behalf of a refinery worker who sustained serious injuries while on the job.
  • $13.8Million Record-Setting Settlement Reached After 16 Months Arnold & Itkin worked quickly to make sure our client received the compensation he needed after suffering from the negligence of the company he worked for.
  • $13.8Million 8-Figure Settlement for a Contractor Injured in a Plant Fire Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys secured a $13.8 million settlement for a contractor who was injured while trying to escape a plant fire. He injured his neck and knee while attempting to save himself from an industrial disaster.
  • $12.7Million Plant Explosion Victim Now Taken Care of for Life Arnold & Itkin LLP successfully obtained a $12.7 million settlement for the victim of a plant explosion. His settlement was large enough to set a state record among plaintiffs with similar injuries.
  • $12.7Million Plant Worker Gets Record-Setting Result for Work Injuries Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a record-setting eight-figure settlement for our client, who was injured in a plant explosion. His settlement ensures that he and his family are now taken care of for life.
  • $12.7Million Secured for Contractor Injured During Plant Fire Our team fought for the fair settlement our client needed after sustaining serious back and shoulder injuries as he tried to escape from a plant fire.
  • $11.7Million Settlement for Worker Injured During Plant Explosion Our team worked to obtain the settlement that our client deserved after suffering serious injuries during a plant explosion.
  • $11.7Million Settlement for Worker Injured During Plant Explosion Arnold & Itkin was able to recover a favorable settlement for an injured Texas refinery worker within 16 months of the incident.
  • $11.7Million Record-Setting Settlement Quickly Obtained for Client Arnold & Itkin fought to earn the settlement a client deserved after he sustained injuries during the chaos of a plant fire.
  • $11.7Million Case Settled for Texas Refinery Worker Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive settlement for a worker who was injured in a refinery accident. He sustained a serious injury to his neck as a result. We settled the case within 16 months of his injury.
  • $11.7Million Settlement for Worker Injured During Plant Explosion Arnold & Itkin was able to quickly obtain a favorable settlement for a client who was injured during a botched plant turnaround. This result set a state record for cases involving workers in a similar situation.
  • $10.6Million Settlement Secured for Refinery Worker in Texas Our team fought to quickly obtain the settlement a worker needed after suffering from the negligence of a company that operated a Texas refinery.
  • $10.6Million Case Settled for a Contractor Injured in a Plant Fire Arnold & Itkin LLP reached a settlement of $10.6 million for a contractor who was injured during a plant fire. Our team set a record due to the size of the settlement. More importantly, we ensured our client would be taken care of for life.
  • $10.6Million Obtained for Contractor Injured During Plant Explosion Our client sustained injuries to his back during a turnaround. We reached the settlement he deserved after he was injured due to a company that allowed the turnaround to be unsafe.
  • $10.6Million Settlement for Plant Explosion Survivor Our team worked to secure a significant settlement that our client needed after sustaining an injury during a plant explosion.
  • $7.4Million Case Resolved in Favor of Injured Contractor Arnold & Itkin LLP settled a case for a massive seven-figure sum for a contractor who suffered spinal injuries in a plant accident. His settlement set a state record for workers with similar injuries.
  • $7.4Million Case Settled for a Refinery Worker with Burn Injuries Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive $7.4 million settlement for a refinery worker who suffered burns, head injuries, and psychological trauma. We were able to settle his case quickly, only 16 months from the day he was injured.
  • $6.4Million Settlement Reached for Worker Hurt in Plant Explosion Arnold & Itkin LLP settled a case for a worker who injured his knee while escaping an explosion. His settlement set a record for workers with similar injuries.
  • $6.4Million Case Settled for Injured Contractor with PTSD Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a seven-figure settlement for a contractor who sustained serious injuries due to a plant fire. His settlement set a new record for workers with similar injuries.
  • $6.4Million Case Settled for Contractor Injured During a Turnaround Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a large settlement for a contractor who was hurt in a plant accident. Our settlement set a state record for workers with similar injuries.
  • $5.3Million Settlement Recovered for Worker with Injured Spinal Cord Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a recovery of $5.3 million for a worker who injured his cervical spine as a result of an explosion at his workplace.
  • $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.
  • $3.45Million Breach of Contract Claim Led to Sizable Settlement for IT Company Arnold & Itkin LLP successfully helped an IT company recover $3.45 million in a breach of contract claim that involved a contract for the management of information technology operations. The case was resolved very early in the discovery process—leading to low expense and maximum compensation for our client.
  • $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.
  • $3.2Million Case Resolved for a Contractor Injured During Turnaround Arnold & Itkin LLP recovered $3.2 million for a worker who suffered spine injuries during a turnaround. His settlement set a new state record.
  • $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 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.
  • $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.
  • $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 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.
  • $2.4Million 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.
  • $2.29Million 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 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.
  • $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.
  • $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.
  • $1.1Million Case Settlement Reached for Traumatized Worker Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a seven-figure settlement for a worker who suffered from PTSD as a result of an industrial explosion. Thanks to our team, this substantial result was secured within a short amount of time.
  • $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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