Want to get to know Attorney Jason Itkin a little better? Read through his interview below! If you would like to discuss your case with a member of our professional legal team, click here to request your free consultation.
What Made You Choose a Career as a Trial Attorney?
I have always hated bullies. The courtroom is the one place where all people have equal rights. Big companies cannot bully regular people there as long as the regular people have a lawyer with enough talent and skill to stand up to an army of high priced corporate attorneys. I get to help people stand up against corporate bullies every day. What is a better job than that?
In Your Opinion, What Sets Your Law Firm Apart?
There are a lot of law firms that do one or two things well—but our law firm does all of the key things great. It is why we are able to consistently take on the biggest companies and win the best results.
There is not a law firm in the country like ours.
What Is One Case That Makes You Particularly Proud?
It is difficult to choose, but the case that probably makes me the most proud was the Whitley Lacey trial--which resulted in the largest verdict in the history of Louisiana. But it isn’t the size of the verdict that makes me most proud. It is that the result of the case will mean two young children, who were dealt a really difficult blow, will still have the chance to grow up as normal as possible and their mom will be able to get the best care. If we had not won the case, those kids would not have a chance and their mother would most likely be dead right now.
How Do You Prepare for a Difficult Case?
We don’t have easy cases—not when we are taking on these giant companies. So the key is being the most knowledgeable person in the courtroom about the case. You need to know the facts, the law, and your clients. Once you truly understand the case, you can focus on how to explain really complicated issues to a jury that is just learning the facts for the first time. If you can explain your case correctly, the jury will do the right thing.
What Is the Most Rewarding Aspect of Your Job?
People only call us when something terrible has happened—they have been hurt, a loved one has been killed, disaster has struck. When the case is over, and when we have won a great result, things are looking up for our clients. The most rewarding aspect of my job is finding out that the work we have done has helped set them on a path to where they can hopefully be pain-free, happy, and as healthy as they can get.
When you hear that, it lets you know that you have done a great job.