Arnold & Itkin LLP
Kurt Arnold is a trial lawyer who has recovered billions in settlements and verdicts for his clients since founding Arnold & Itkin. Kurt's incredible results for his clients started at an early age when he co-founded his firm at the age of 25. The results speak for themselves: Kurt has obtained more than 50 jury verdicts and settlements exceeding $10 million and more than 500 settlements and verdicts amounting to $1 million or more. Kurt's record-setting jury verdicts include a $117 million recovery, the largest in single-plaintiff personal injury verdict in Louisiana. He also holds a record in Hawaii after securing a $42 million commercial verdict, and he broke a United States record when he obtained a $44 million verdict on behalf of a single-leg amputee. Adding to Kurt's long list of accomplishments include individual recoveries for clients of $92.7 million, $87 million, $78 million, and $72 million. As an advocate for workplace safety, Kurt is proud to have achieved record settlements for workplace accidents in Texas and Louisiana of $357.7 million and $171 million.
Other record-setting results earned by Kurt include:
• Largest settlement for an individual burned at a worksite in United States history
• Largest settlement for a man killed offshore in United States history
• Largest settlement for families injured in a plant explosion in United States history
• Largest settlement for an undocumented worker in United States history
• Largest settlement for a worker injured in Texas oilfield
• Largest jury verdicts in multiple states throughout the country
• Largest settlements in multiple maritime tragedies in the country
Kurt's work has even led to multiple, nationwide recalls for unsafe products. He also helped clients recover losses after notable maritime disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the El Faro tragedy.
Kurt's advocacy for clients hasn't gone unnoticed by some of the most respected organizations in the legal profession. He has been named to the top 50 Elite Trial Lawyer list by National Law Journal. Lawdragon also recognized Kurt as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America and as one of the 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers. Kurt has also received recognition for his work in Admiralty and Maritime Law and Personal Injury Litigation from the Best Lawyers in America®. In 2019, he was honored to join one of the most prestigious groups in the legal profession: The Inner Circle of Advocates.
Kurt attended the University of Texas, where he graduated with honors at the age of 19. He then attended the University of Texas Law School and graduated in the top 5% of his class. Kurt is licensed to practice in Texas and Pennsylvania and has handled cases in nearly all fifty states.
Kurt lives in Houston with his wife Tara and their children Jaxon and Isla. Kurt and his family attend St. Paul's Methodist Church and are founders of the Arnold & Itkin Foundation, a nonprofit that works with numerous charities.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Admiralty and Maritime Law||Admiralty Law, Cruise Ship Injuries, Diving and Offshore Injuries, International Maritime Law, Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, Marine Oil Spills, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Law, Maritime Negligence, Maritime Personal Injury, Maritime Products Liability, Maritime Property Damage, Seamens Claims|
|Medical Malpractice||Birth Trauma, Chiropractors Malpractice, Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice, Dental Malpractice, Dental Malpractice Defense, Failure to Diagnose, Gynecology Malpractice, Medical Disciplinary Proceedings, Medical Liability, Medical Malpractice Defense, Medical Negligence, Medical-Legal Law, Medication Errors, Mental Health Professionals Malpractice, Nursing Liability, Nursing Malpractice, Nursing Negligence, Obstetric Malpractice, Oncology Law, Optometric Malpractice, Orthopedic Malpractice, Pediatric Malpractice, Pharmacists Liability, Physicians Professional Liability, Physicians Rights, Physicians Risk Management, Podiatric Malpractice, Psychiatric Malpractice, Psychology Malpractice, Psychotherapy Law, Surgeons Liability, Wrong Site Surgery|
|Personal Injury||Accidents, Animal Attacks, Aquatic Injuries, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Automobile Negligence, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Bodily Injury, Brain Injury, Bus Accidents, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Catastrophic Injury, Commercial Vehicle Liability, Dog Bites, Electrical Injury, Head Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Neurolaw, Pedestrian Injuries, Personal Injury Appeals, Product Liability, Severe Burns, Sexual Abuse, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injury, Subway Accidents, Third Party Wrongful Death, Work Place Injury, Whiplash, Wrongful Death|
|Premises Liability||Inadequate Security, Negligent Security, Premises Liability Defense, Premises Security, Private Security Litigation|
|Products Liability||Airbag Injury, All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability, Automotive Crashworthiness, Automotive Design Liability, Automotive Products Liability, Automotive Restraints, Automotive Warranty Law, Bicycle Products Liability, Biomedical Products Liability, Blood Bank Liability, Breach of Warranty, Breast Implant Litigation, Chemical Explosions, Chemical Products Liability, Dalkon Shield Litigation, Diet Drug Litigation, Drug and Medical Device Defense, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Drug Contamination, Elevator Liability, Engineering Products Liability, Environmental Products Liability, Escalator Liability, Explosions, Firearms Litigation, Flammable Fabrics, Food Borne Disease, Food Products Liability, Gas Explosions, Heart Device Litigation, Heavy Equipment Products Liability, Industrial Products Liability, Lemon Law, Manufacturers Liability, Motorcycle Products Liability, Office Equipment Products Liability, Product Defects, Product Failure, Product Recall, Product Safety, Product Warning Labels, Products Liability Arbitration, Products Liability Defense, Products Liability Insurance Coverage, Products Liability Mediation, Products Liability Subrogation, Propane Products Liability, Recreational Products Liability, Recreational Vehicle Products Liability, Seat Belt Injury, Tire Defect Litigation, Tire/Rim Mismatch, Tobacco Litigation, Vaccine Injury, Vehicle Rollovers, Warranty Law, Welding Products Liability|
Attorney | Susman Godfrey, LLP
2003 - 2004
Partner | Arnold & Itkin LLP
Doctor of Jurisprudence | University of Texas
1999 - 2002
Bachelor of Arts | University of Texas
1996 - 1998
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Houston, Texas, Harris County
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