Arnold & Itkin, LLP
6009 Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77007
Kurt Arnold is a trial lawyer that 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. Kurt has 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.