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Louisiana Personal Injury Attorneys

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When you’ve been injured in an accident, you need a tough and dedicated law firm on your side. Larger parties will push back, and you will want the help of a legal team unintimidated by any opposing force. We are devoted to bringing justice back to the wrongfully injured.

Choosing us for your Louisiana case means having one of the nation’s most revered law firms fighting specifically for your rights. The billions of dollars we have won our clients speaks to our ability to provide for our clients in the courtroom as well as at the settlement table.

Why Choose Arnold & Itkin?

Nationally-Renowned Legal Representation

As someone recently injured in an accident that is the fault a larger party, it may feel as though you are out-powered and out-numbered. You will need a team that has stood up to Fortune 500 companies and demanded compensation. We treat each and every case as if it is going all the way to trial. In doing so, we offer you the upper hand both in trial and at the settlement table, as our team always is the side most prepared. If you or a loved one has been injured and is in need of world-class representation, call us today at (225) 412-6348 today for a free, no risk case evaluation.

“We represented a woman who was catastrophically injured—injuries that no amount of money could make up for. But we had to make sure that she would have medical care for the rest of her life, that she would have the support team around her to help take care of her, and we had to help bring the wrongdoers to justice."
- Jason Itkin

We Have Made Louisiana History

Largest Single-Event Injury Verdict

Arnold & Itkin represented a young woman who was 7 months pregnant when she began experiencing severe pain and called for emergency transport. The ambulance driver who picked her up had a poor safety record and bad vision. While driving, he rammed into the back of a sugar cane truck and our client suffered severed injuries. Her unborn daughter was forced to be delivered prematurely. Our firm won a $117 million verdict, the largest for a single plaintiff in Louisiana.

$117 Million

We’ll Never Settle for Mediocre

We Set Records. Demand Justice. Get Results.
  • $171 Million

    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.

  • $117 Million

    Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulances. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her to sustain serious brain injuries. We succeeded in obtaining a $117 million verdict for the mother, as well as her two daughters.

  • $110 Million

    Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.

  • $105 Million

    Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.

  • $76.6 Million

    Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a unanimous jury verdict on behalf of our client who had suffered from the usage of Risperdal.

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Committed to Client Satisfaction

"I was very happy. That was another step in the healing process—I feel like I got what was just due to me, and now I can move on."

We value our clients for what they are: real people. We're not ambulance chasers and we don't prioritize our reputation over doing what's best for you. Our clients come to us because they have nowhere else to go. More times than we can count, we've heard how their insurance company won't budge, their boss won't take responsibility, and their medical bills continue to put them into a deep pit of debt—some for more than $1 million! It is our duty and our honor to stand up for injured people and wronged families in Louisiana, no matter the cost or risk to us. We're thrilled that our clients have continued to speak well of us long past the end of their trial. Listen to their stories, and see even more on our video testimonials page.

Meet Arnold & Itkin

Experienced. Aggressive. Trial Lawyers.

Proudly advocating for the people, Arnold & Itkin has won several verdicts that exceed $10 million and has had a strong hand in 100+ settlements in excess of $1 million. We are known for our courtroom presence and ability to achieve results. We enjoy our awards and various recognitions, such as our place on the list of Texas Super Lawyers®, but we take the most pride in how many lives we've changed with our work.

Kurt Arnold
Kurt Arnold Founding Partner
Jason Itkin
Jason Itkin Founding Partner
  • Cory Itkin
  • Noah Wexler
  • Victoria Alford
  • Kyle Findley
  • Caj Boatright
  • Santana McMurrey
  • Tara Arnold
  • Kala Sellers
  • Ryan MacLeod
  • Adam Lewis
  • Ben Bireley
  • Roland Christensen
  • Alison Baimbridge
  • Bradford Hendrickson
  • Rebecca Adams
Kurt Arnold Founding Partner / Attorney

Kurt has won numerous record-setting jury verdicts, including $117 million for the largest single-plaintiff personal injury verdict in Louisiana, $42 million for the largest commercial verdict in Hawaii, $44 million for the largest single amputee verdict nationwide, and $29 million for the largest settlement for an offshore death case in U.S. history.

Kurt cares deeply about his clients and will not take no for an answer. One of his favorite parts of being a trial lawyer is helping individuals defeat companies that have continued to deny their claims. Kurt turns “no” into victories for his clients every day. His dedication to justice has resulted in record-setting eight and nine-figure verdicts, dozens of jury verdicts and settlements in excess of $10 million, hundreds of settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million, and multiple nationwide product recalls. The National Law Journal recently recognized Kurt’s $44 million crane collapse jury verdict when it named Arnold & Itkin to its Elite Trial Lawyer List. This list honors 50 law firms who accomplished the largest awards for their clients. That case was later listed #43 in The National Law Journal's Top 100 Verdicts of 2015.

The Best Lawyers in America® also recognized Kurt for his extraordinary work in Admiralty and Maritime Law, as well as Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs. When the Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 workers and injuring dozens more, 27 of the men and women on the rig chose him as their lawyer. Kurt represented more workers on the Deepwater Horizon than any other lawyer in the country. His hard work resulted in unprecedented settlements on their behalves, ensuring they would be taken care of for life. Kurt understands the unique complexities of maritime litigation and has been a leader in every major maritime accident litigation from the Deepwater Horizon explosion to the El Faro cargo ship tragedy. Kurt has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his maritime and oil rig clients in the past few years alone and is the go-to source for high-profile news organizations covering offshore and oilfield disasters.

After co-founding his law firm at the age of 25, the success Kurt has achieved in the subsequent years is unparalleled. He has won bigger settlements and verdicts for his clients than anyone else his age in the country. In addition to his record verdicts, Kurt consistently wins multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for clients injured in a variety of high-profile cases. He has represented clients injured in the largest work site accidents, plant explosions, industrial disasters and land rig accidents across the nation, securing numerous eight-figure verdicts and settlements on their behalves.

He has also fought for the rights of thousands of families who were harmed by giant pharmaceutical companies’ defective drugs and held trucking companies accountable for the tragedies they caused. These successes have earned Kurt the reputation among his peers as the leader in catastrophic personal injury litigation. As a result of his track record for obtaining exceptional value for his cases, hundreds of lawyers from around the world have asked Kurt to try their cases.

Kurt graduated from the University of Texas with High Honors at only 19 years of age. Three years later, he graduated from the University of Texas Law School with Honors in the top 5 percent of his class. Kurt is licensed to practice in Texas and Pennsylvania, before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. Kurt is proud of the firm he has built and takes pride in his team’s commitment to protecting clients and fighting for justice. He and his wife Tara, who is also a lawyer, live in Houston and are involved in various organizations.

  • University of Texas, B.A. in Government with High Honors
  • University of Texas Law School, J.D. with Honors
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania
  • Best Lawyers® for Admiralty and Maritime Law (2016-2018)
  • Best Lawyers® for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (2018)
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2017)
  • The National Law Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyer Top 50 List
  • Texas Super Lawyers® List - One of the Youngest Lawyers in Texas History to Receive This Honor (2013 - 2017)
  • Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ List (2005-2006, 2009-2013)
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers
  • Member of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Top 40 Under 40 Award by the Houston Business Journal
  • Founding Member of the Nation's Top 100 Attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Jason Itkin Founding Partner / Attorney

Jason has dozens of verdicts and settlements of more than $10 million. He has won nearly 200 verdicts and settlements of more than $1 million. Jason won these victories in courtrooms across the country—having represented clients in all 50 states.

Jason has won billions of dollars for his clients.

Jason’s results have led him to receive many awards, including recognition on various lists of Super Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, and others. While Jason has always been honored to be included on those lists, his greatest honor was being named as a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates. The Inner Circle’s membership is comprised of the top 100 trial attorneys in the United States. Jason was selected to join the Inner Circle before the age of 40, the elite organization’s youngest member.

As testament to his skill, Jason has been asked to work on the country’s highest profile cases. He recently won a verdict for an injured child in a bellwether trial against a major pharmaceutical company. He is also representing families who lost husbands and fathers when the El Faro cargo ship sank. If the case is in the news, it is likely Jason has already been asked to help. After the Deepwater Horizon explosion, more injured workers trusted Jason over any other lawyer to handle their cases.

Perhaps the greatest testament to his skill and track-record is the fact that other law firms frequently ask Jason to work on their cases so that he can increase their chance of winning a large verdict or settlement. 200+ firms from across the country have hired Jason as trial counsel because they know he will increase the size of their verdicts or negotiate better settlements.

As an honors graduate from the University of Texas School of Law, Jason was awarded the Dean’s Achievement Award in Professional Responsibility. In college, he studied under the Plan II Honors Program, serving as President of the Silver Spurs, and graduating with special honors. Jason is committed to helping those who have been taken advantage of, by taking on insurance companies and corporations and beating them in a court of law. He is licensed to practice in Texas and Pennsylvania, before the Second and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US Supreme Court.

Jason is married to Kisha Itkin, President of Theorem Vineyards.

Together, with their daughter Alia, the Itkins are active members and proud supporters of the Houston community.

  • University of Texas, B.A. with Special Honors
  • University of Texas Law School, J.D. with Honors
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania
  • Member of the Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Best Lawyers® for Admiralty and Maritime Law (2018)
  • Best Lawyers® for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (2018)
  • Texas Super Lawyers® (2013-2017)
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ (2005, 2007-2013)
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2017)
  • Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • The National Law Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyer Top 50 List
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers
  • Top Lawyers for the People from H Texas Magazines
  • Member of Million Dollar & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • 40 Under 40 by the Houston Business Journal (2011)
Cory Itkin Attorney

Some of Cory's best work has been on the cases that presented the biggest challenges. Cory has won jury verdicts in excess of $1 million in at least five cases where the defendant had made no offer to settle the case at the time of trial and has obtained several seven and eight figure settlements on the eve of trial. He has won record-setting verdicts in highly disputed liability cases and won the largest Texas verdict in a helicopter accident case in recent years.

Cory's success is not limited to Texas. He has obtained many settlements and verdicts in excess of a million dollars all over the country. Cory has won verdicts or settlements in more than 50 cases for more than a million dollars. Cory's approach of aggressively preparing his cases for trial ensures the best results for his clients.

Cory attended the University of Texas and went on to earn his law degree from the University of Houston, graduating cum laude in the top 10% of his class. In law school, he earned numerous honors, including induction to the Order of the Barons. For his work, Cory has been recognized as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in Texas by the American Trial Lawyers Association and selected for the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ edition (2010-2017). He was also selected for the editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for Admiralty and Maritime Law from 2016 to 2018.

  • University of Texas, B.A.
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., cum laude
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Best Lawyers® for Admiralty and Maritime Law (2016-2018)
  • Member of the Order of the Barons
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ (2010-2017)
Noah Wexler Attorney

Noah has spent his entire career representing injured workers, those harmed by dangerous products, and people whose lives have been turned upside down by the negligent decisions and conduct of others. For Noah, being a trial lawyer means making a difference in people's lives when they have nowhere else to turn. His unyielding commitment translates to consistent and impressive results. Noah has led Arnold & Itkin’s efforts against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products and dangerous pharmaceutical drugs representing tens of thousands of individuals harmed by these harmful products. In addition, he has represented hundreds of individuals and business owners who suffered tremendously following the Deepwater Horizon explosion. When Noah takes on a new case, he begins preparing for trial immediately. Every step calculated, he works to ensure his cases and his clients are ready to challenge the biggest companies and the biggest firms that are paid to defend them.

Noah’s success is recognized by his peers and those that oppose him. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers®, named in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in admiralty and maritime law. He has been selected in the Texas Super Lawyer ® Rising Star list every year since 2012. In addition, he has been selected by Texas Monthly Magazine as one of Texas’ Top Attorneys and Outstanding Young Lawyers from 2014-2017. He has also been recognized by Texas Monthly as one of Texas’ Up-And-Coming 100 attorneys and by the National Trial Lawyers Associations as a Top 40 Under 40 from 2014-2017. In 2017, he was selected as one of the Top 10 Under 40 in the field of personal injury law by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. He has also earned membership in both the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In addition, he received a 2017 Lifetime Achievement award among America’s Top 100 Attorneys. He is an active member of the Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association, American Association for Justice, and the American Bar Association.

Noah is a native Houstonian. He received his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Texas and earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law, graduating cum laude. At South Texas College of Law, he received numerous accolades and served as an assistant editor for the South Texas Law Review. In addition to academic accomplishments, he had the privilege of serving as the judicial clerk in the 11th Judicial District Court of Harris County.

Noah has varied and extensive trial experience having taken more than 20 cases to verdict and having obtained thousands of successful recoveries for his clients. His reputation in the courtroom and at the negotiating table speaks for itself. Noah is licensed to practice law in Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico. He has handled matters pending before the United States Supreme Court, United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, the United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana, and numerous state courts across Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico. In addition, Noah has argued matters before the United States Third and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Texas’ First and Fourteenth Court of Appeals.

  • University of Texas – B.S. Economics (2004)
  • South Texas College of Law – J.D. cum laude (2007)
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Texas First Court of Appeals
  • Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • All Texas State Courts
  • All Louisiana State Courts
  • All Pennsylvania State Courts
  • All New Mexico State Courts
  • Best Lawyers® for Admiralty and Maritime Law (2018)
  • Texas Monthly
    • Texas Top Young Lawyers (2017)
    • Texas Up-And-Coming 100 (2017)
    • America’s Most Honored Professionals (2016)
    • Top Attorneys: Texas’ Outstanding Young Lawyers (2014-2016)
    • Rising Star (2013-2017)
  • Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers (2014-2017)
  • Top 10 Under 40 – Personal Injury by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (2017)
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys: Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
  • Member of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
Victoria Alford Attorney

Victoria got her first taste of public service interning for the Texas State Senate while just a high school student in Austin, Texas. Those experiences led her to Baylor University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. In the process, she served during the 81st Texas Legislative Session as a prestigious Bob Bullock Scholar and earned the Mayborn Scholarship to intern in Washington D.C. Before law school, she continued to apply her talents in the public sector, first working in a State Senator's office and eventually moving back to our nation's capital to serve on the staff of a Texas Congressman.

Her time at South Texas College of Law garnered Victoria several awards and accolades such as the American Jurisprudence Award in Family Law. Those accomplishments aside, 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. In 2016 and 2017, Victoria was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list. Throughout her legal practice, she has earned a reputation of representing clients with vigor and grace—always being mindful of each individual's needs.

  • Baylor University, B.A. in Political Science
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Bob Bullock Scholar for the 81st Texas Legislative Session
  • Winner of the Mayborn Scholarship
  • "Top 40 under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ List (2016-2017)
Kyle Findley Attorney

Kyle Findley plays a lead role in achieving exceptional results on behalf of plaintiffs at Arnold & Itkin. As a licensed attorney in both Texas and Louisiana, Kyle aggressively represents plaintiffs in state and federal courts in the Gulf Coast region and throughout the United States. Kyle's practice primarily focuses on representing plaintiffs in maritime, land contamination, trucking, plant explosions, and catastrophic personal injury cases. He also played a key role in helping Gulf Coast residents recover from the devastating effects of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and BP oil spill.

It was through Kyle's success that he was selected by The National Trial Lawyers to be included as a "Top 40 Under 40" lawyer. This list represents a selection of 40 lawyers under the age of 40 who have a reputation of excellence amongst their peers and have obtained exemplary settlements and verdicts as a trial lawyer. In addition, his success has led to being awarded lifetime memberships into both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for the numerous verdicts and settlements exceeding one and two million dollars that he has obtained for his clients. Kyle has also been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ Edition from 2015 to 2017.

Kyle is a sixth generation Texan. After graduating high school in Tyler, Kyle attended the University of Texas in Austin, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in government with business foundations, achieving university honors during his tenure. After graduation, Kyle worked for a national commercial real estate firm, representing institutions and high net worth individuals, where he specialized in investment sales. There, he gained invaluable negotiation experience, while also closing one of the largest transactions within his company. Although he enjoyed his success in real estate, he quickly discovered that he would rather use his skills in the courtroom fighting on behalf of those that were wronged by the conduct of others.

Determined to make a career in the courtroom, Kyle earned his law degree at South Texas College of Law. During law school, Kyle clerked at Arnold & Itkin and continued on as a lawyer following graduation. Kyle is also an active member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and the Houston Bar Association.

  • University of Texas, B.A. in Government with Business Foundations
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ (2015-2017)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
Caj Boatright Attorney

Caj’s hard work has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars being recovered. Though he has spent only 5 of his 15-year legal career representing Plaintiffs, just a small sample of the results Caj has obtained during that time is staggering:

  • $11,000,000 judgment for a businessman wronged when a company breached its contract with him;
  • $10,000,000 settlement for a family who lost its husband, father, and sole income provider in a trucking crash;
  • $10,000,000 settlement for an injured child;
  • $9,000,000 settlement for a severely injured oil field worker;
  • $6,500,000 settlement for two workers exposed to dangerous chemicals at a refinery;
  • $3,000,000 settlement for a boat captain who suffered a back injury at sea;
  • $2,800,000 verdict for a dock worker who suffered an ankle injury during cargo operations; and
  • $2,400,000 settlement for a woman backed into by a truck.

Caj’s success for his clients stems from a formula that runs deep at Arnold & Itkin:

  • Unmatched Preparation – We will not be outworked.
  • Dedication to getting each client maximum recovery.
  • Unrivaled Resources – We have the ability to go toe-to-toe with the biggest companies in the world, and win.
  • Endurance – We treat and prepare every case as if it going to trial.
  • Skill and experience in the courtroom.

That formula rests on Caj’s strong sense of justice and his belief that the American jury system is the best way to help people get what they deserve. He does his best to make sure his clients receive maximum compensation when companies refuse to take responsibility for their wrongful conduct. Caj’s remarkable success in the courtroom has not gone unnoticed. He was recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2017 and 2018 for Admiralty & Maritime Law and has been selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list by Texas Monthly Magazine multiple times. H Texas Magazine has named Caj a Top Professional on the Fast Track and "Top Lawyers for the People." He has also been invited to join the Million Dollar Advocates and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® for his courtroom accomplishments.

One of Caj’s greatest strengths is the vast and diverse experience he has packed into his career. He spent four years practicing complex commercial litigation and appellate law at one of the largest and most well respected firms in Texas. He also was a law clerk for the Honorable Reynaldo Garza on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Additionally, Caj spent five years handling high-stakes litigation for Exxon Mobil Corporation, overseeing some of the company’s largest cases in various states with billions of dollars of exposure. Caj brings this wealth of experience to each case he now handles.

Caj grew up in the small west Texas town of Sweetwater. He attended Southwestern University in Georgetown where he graduated cum laude with honors. He then attended law school at University of Texas with Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin. He was the first lawyer to join Arnold & Itkin LLP after Kurt and Jason started the firm.

When he is not in the courtroom, Caj is with his wife Jodi and three kids at a sporting event or in the outdoors. Caj and Jodi are members at Kingwood United Methodist Church and volunteer for Young Life.

  • Southwestern University
    B.A. in History & Political Science, cum laude
  • University of Texas Law School, J.D.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Texas Eastern District Court
  • Texas Northern District Court
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Best Lawyers® for Admiralty and Maritime Law (2017-2018)
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ (2005-2006, 2015-2016)
  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" - National Trial Lawyers
  • "Top Lawyers for the People" from H Texas Magazine
  • "Top Professional on the Fast Track" from H Texas Magazine
  • Member of the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
Santana McMurrey Attorney

Santana currently focuses on pharmaceutical products liability, specializing in helping families with children who were injured by prescription drugs, as well as the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured in maritime accidents, plant accidents, and other events resulting in catastrophic injuries.

Santana was raised in Freeport, Texas and graduated from Brazosport High School. She went on to earn a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

After graduating, Santana began working at a law firm in Houston. It was not long before Santana knew she had found her calling and decided to go to law school. She attended South Texas College of Law where she received a Dean's Merit Scholarship and was repeatedly on the Dean's List. Santana worked as a law clerk while attending law school, utilizing the experience she gained working cases to establish her focus on products and premises liability throughout her ongoing education. She continued to excel at law school while developing her skill set working on cases in jurisdictions across the United States.

Santana and her husband Marshall live with their dogs, Clark "Kent" and Neil, in Houston, Texas.

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • South Texas College of Law
  • State Bar of Texas
Tara Arnold Attorney

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 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.

  • Tulane University Law School
  • State Bar of Texas
Kala Sellers Attorney

Kala began her secondary education at Duke University where she majored in Political Science and received a Certificate in Policy Journalism and Media Studies. She also spent a semester in New York City maintaining her courses while interning for CNN. After earning her undergraduate degree, Kala pursued her passion for advocacy by enrolling in Baylor Law School. At Baylor, Kala was a member of the ABA Labor Law Mock Trial Team, the AAJ National Mock Trial Team, the NCTC Mock Trial Team, and was a semifinalist in the Baylor Top Gun Competition, an intra-scholastic mock trial tournament involving all third-year Practice Court students. Kala graduated from Baylor Law School as a five time Dean's List student.

Prior to joining Arnold & Itkin, Kala gained valuable litigation experience at a small Houston firm that handles a variety of personal injury cases in state and federal court. Her practice focuses primarily on matters involving catastrophic personal injury, maritime and offshore cases, and victims of large commercial vehicle accidents. She is licensed to practice in Louisiana, Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Within her first 10 months at Arnold & Itkin, Kala successfully tried cases to verdict in front of juries in both state and federal courts.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband. As a Duke alumnus, Kala is a Duke Basketball fanatic and has been known to paint her face and join the "Cameron Crazies" at Duke basketball games.

  • Duke University
  • Baylor Law School
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Ryan MacLeod Attorney

Ryan MacLeod is a lifelong resident of Texas. Born in Lubbock and raised in Houston, he possesses a strong sense of small town values coupled with big city experience. After completing his undergraduate education at Baylor University and obtaining his law degree from South Texas College of Law, Ryan quickly established his reputation as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Texas. During his time as a prosecutor, Ryan tried numerous misdemeanor and felony trials to verdict while earning accolades from judges and his peers for his willingness to try difficult cases ethically, aggressively, and with an unyielding passion.

Prior to joining Arnold & Itkin, Ryan worked in the litigation section of a national law firm where he successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. As a result of his track record in the courtroom, Ryan was recently honored by Houstonia magazine as a 2015 Top Commercial Litigator and was recognized with The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.

Ryan is licensed to practice law in Texas. He is also licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Ryan is married to his wife Lindsey, and the couple has two children, Layne and Jack. Ryan is a board member of the Houston Food Bank's Young Professionals Board and is an active member of St. Luke's Methodist Church in Houston.

  • Baylor University, B.A.
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court,
    Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court,
    Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court,
    Western District of Texas
  • Top Lawyers - Houstonia Magazine (2015)
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40
Adam Lewis Attorney

Adam Lewis was born in Clear Lake, Texas. As his father worked his entire career in the oil and gas industry, Adam grew up living in Texas, Louisiana, Nigeria, Scotland, and England. After graduating high school in England, he returned to Texas to attend college at Texas Tech University. At Texas Tech he studied History and Political Science before graduating in 2008. Following college, Adam returned to Houston, Texas, where he worked in various fields within the legal industry, including pharmaceutical litigation, as well as litigation support and technology.

Following his work in Houston, Adam moved to Park City, UT, where he worked in the legal department of a nationwide commercial trucking company focused on intermodal transportation. This provided Adam extensive knowledge in the field of commercial trucking, including the various rules and regulations applicable to commercial carriers, as well as their operators. These various work experiences instilled in Adam his love of the law and helping others and inspired him to pursue a law degree at South Texas College of Law.

Adam's practice focuses primarily on matters involving catastrophic personal injury, maritime and offshore cases, commercial vehicle cases, premises liability, and wrongful death. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Louisiana. Outside of work, Adam enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah and traveling. Adam is also an avid fan of the Houston Astros, Texans, and, most of all, Texas Tech football.

  • Texas Tech University, B.A.
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
Ben Bireley Attorney

Ben joined Arnold & Itkin in 2016 after working at a nationally recognized commercial litigation boutique in Houston, where he represented commercial plaintiffs and defendants in complex, multi-party litigation, learning not only how the very best defense attorneys litigate, but also how skilled and dedicated plaintiff’s attorneys can beat them.

While Ben worked on numerous high-dollar disputes—including, for example, claims asserted against a national dialysis provider under the False Claims Act, breach of fiduciary duty claims asserted against one of the world’s leading palm-oil producers, and several oil-and-gas contract disputes with substantial sums at issue—he is most proud of his work representing the Boys & Girls Harbor, a charitable home for abused and neglected children, in litigation with the City of Morgan’s Point, which resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement for the Harbor.

Before working in private practice, Ben was privileged to have spent one year clerking for the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal in the Southern District of Texas, widely considered to be one of the best trial judges in the country. He graduated in the top ten percent from the University of Texas School of Law in 2010, spending his final year there working as Chief Articles Editor of the prestigious Texas Law Review. Before starting law school, Ben taught at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas for two years, receiving a Work of the Heart Award before he left. He graduated from Boston College in 2005 with honors and was a member of Boston College’s top debate team from the first day.

Ben's practice includes maritime accidents, trucking accidents, plant and refinery accidents, and other high-stakes personal injury cases. No matter the case, Ben works hard to obtain the best results for his client.

When not working, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife of 10 years and 3 daughters. He is a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Houston, an avid (but declining) basketball player, and enjoys spending time by the ocean.

  • Boston College
  • University of Texas School of Law
  • State Bar of Texas
Roland Christensen Attorney

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.

When Roland isn’t working, he is spending time with his wife Chandra and their two children, Kade and Chloe.

  • Brigham Young University
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Louisiana
Alison Baimbridge Attorney

Alison spent more than a decade working as a prosecutor in Houston, TX. Notably, she won the largest verdicts to date for two officers killed in the line of duty in Harris County. Bringing justice to the families of officers who gave so much to their community was one of her proudest moments.

Alison’s transition to Arnold & Itkin was seamless. She is an aggressive litigator with a passion for fighting on behalf of the injured. Alison’s practice currently focuses on catastrophic work injury, pharmaceutical, and trucking cases.

Alison attended South Texas College of Law where she obtained her degree in 2003. Prior to attending law school, Alison received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 1999 from Texas A&M University.

  • Texas A&M University
  • South Texas College of Law
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Prosecutor of the Year, 2016
  • MADD Unsung Hero Award, 2014
  • Dedication to Service Award, 2012-2016
Bradford Hendrickson Attorney

Before joining Arnold & Itkin, Bradford worked at two successful trial boutique firms where he represented a variety of clients—both as plaintiff and defendant—in complex commercial litigation and business disputes for international corporate clients, as well as oil & gas litigation, product liability defects, and bankruptcy matters. In recognition of his work, Bradford was selected for inclusion in the 2017 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list. Bradford joined Arnold & Itkin so he could instead focus his passion and aggressive advocacy skills on serving the people who need his help the most—injured individuals and their families.

Bradford was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Colorado before relocating to Texas, where he graduated from the University of Texas and received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. While in law school, Bradford stayed busy, serving as the executive editor of the Houston Journal of International Law, interning with the Honorable Elsa Alcala at the Texas First Court of Appeals, and gaining practical experience while working for several local Houston law firms. Bradford was also in the National Order of the Barristers and won the Byron McCoy Advocacy Scholarship. After law school, Bradford was invited to clerk for the Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of Texas and had the privilege to learn under the tutelage of the Honorable Leif M. Clark and the Honorable John C. Akard.

Bradford is admitted to practice law in Texas. He is also licensed to practice before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas. He is also a member of the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the Houston Young Lawyers Association, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Houston Journal of International Law.

Outside of the office, Bradford enjoys experimenting in his kitchen, watching movies, and alternating between cheering for and yelling at the Texas Longhorns and his hometown Denver Broncos.

Publications
Attorneys’ Fees – Money, Money, Money: The Art of Getting Paid, State Bar of Texas 2015 Annual Advanced Evidence & Discovery Course

  • University of Houston Law School
    • J.D., Order of the Barristers, 2012
  • University of Texas
    • B.A., 2008
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • 2017 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™
Rebecca Adams Attorney

Rebecca, a California native, earned her law degree at Stanford Law School, where she earned the Pro Bono Distinction for her extensive public service during law school. While at Stanford Law, Rebecca served as an editor on the Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance and as the Communications Director of the Stanford Law Veterans Organization.

Rebecca completed her undergraduate education at the United States Naval Academy, earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in History with Merit and her commission as a naval officer as well. During her time in the Navy, Rebecca served as the Weapons Officer on USS Rushmore (LSD-47) in San Diego from July 2007 – July 2009. While aboard Rushmore, Rebecca led a division of 18 sailors and deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of the Global War on Terror.

During her second sea tour, Rebecca served as an Exercise Planner and Operations Officer at Mine Countermeasures Squadron One (MCMRON 1) and Mine Countermeasures Division Three One (MCMDIV 31) in San Diego. Rebecca coordinated multinational training exercises with allied navies (including Canada, Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and Panama) while training multinational forces for both wartime and humanitarian assistance operations.

Rebecca left active duty in 2012 to pursue her dream of becoming a trial lawyer, but she still serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy’s Individual Ready Reserve. Rebecca’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

Rebecca’s legal publications include:

  • “Special Appearance,” The Advocate, Fall 2015 (co-author)
  • “Nonparty Discovery in Texas: An Overview for Practitioners,” The State Bar of Texas, 38th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, 2015 (coauthor)
  • "CFPB Enforcement By the Numbers," Latham & Watkins Client Alert, 2014, (contributor)
  • "I Love You, I Love You Not: Texas Courts’ Treatment of Delaware Law on Derivative Claims," Professional Liability Insurance Committee Newsletter published by the ABA Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice, Summer 2016 (author)

When not working, Rebecca enjoys spending time exploring Houston, watching live country music, and avidly cheering on her alma maters of the Naval Academy and Stanford in football. She and her husband, Josh, are also actively involved with Houston First Baptist Church.

  • United States Naval Academy
  • Stanford Law School
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of California
  • D.C. Bar
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

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