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Kurt Brynilde Arnold

Personal injury Attorney at Houston, TX

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  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ < 1 year
    Pennsylvania - PA 13 years
    Texas - TX 21 years
  • Licensed for less than one year
    State AZ
    Acquired 2023
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Kurt

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KURT ARNOLD IS A FIERCE TRIAL LAWYER WHO HAS WON BILLIONS IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR HIS CLIENTS SINCE FOUNDING ARNOLD & ITKIN. IN FACT, KURT HAS RECOVERED MORE THAN ONE BILLION DOLLARS IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS IN A SINGLE YEAR MULTIPLE TIMES AND HOLDS MANY RECORDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

When Kurt Arnold represents someone, he’s all in. He’s won billions for his clients. In fact, he has recovered more than $1 billion in a single year multiple times and shattered records with his historic verdicts and settlements. He has helped clients recover losses after major maritime disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon and the El Faro. For Kurt, no fight is too difficult or complicated. He refuses to take “no” for an answer.

When something bad happens, Kurt fights for his clients, no matter what. He never backs down, no matter how big the challenge. Kurt co-founded Arnold & Itkin at 25 and has since won more than a dozen jury verdicts and settlements in excess of $100 million, over 100 jury verdicts and settlements in excess of $10 million, more than 1,000 recoveries exceeding $1 million, and multiple nationwide product recalls.

Kurt’s record-setting verdicts include a $117 million recovery, the largest in single-plaintiff personal injury verdict in Louisiana. He holds a record in Hawaii after securing a $42 million verdict. He broke a U.S. record when he obtained a $44 million verdict on behalf of a single-leg amputee. He’s won record-setting individual recoveries for clients of $92.7 million, $87 million, $81 million, $78 million, and $72 million. Kurt has also achieved record settlements for workplace accidents of $ 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 wrongful death case 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 verdict for a single amputee in the United States.
  • Largest jury verdicts in multiple states throughout the country.

Kurt consistently receives the legal industry’s highest honors. He has been named to the top 50 Elite Trial Lawyer list by National Law Journal and was recognized by Lawdragon as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. He has been named to the Best Lawyers in America® in Admiralty and Maritime Law and Personal Injury Litigation. He was also asked to join one of the most prestigious organizations in the legal profession: The Inner Circle of Advocates.

Serious accidents require the best lawyers. When people get hurt or lose someone they love, they call Kurt. To him, every case is personal. He treats his clients like family, fighting hard to get them the result they need to rebuild their lives.

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, as well as before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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.

Location

Arnold & Itkin LLP
Arnold & Itkin LLP
835 Louisiana Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA, 70802
Arnold & Itkin LLP
3615 N. Hall Street
Dallas, TX, 75219
Arnold & Itkin LLP
1030 Andrews Hwy
Midland, TX, 79701
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Arnold & Itkin, LLP
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Susman Godfrey, LLP
  • 2003 - 2004

Education

  • University of Texas
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.), with Honors
  • 2002
  • University of Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, with High Honors
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ambulance Accident Verdict
  • $117 Million
  • Workplace Accident Settlement
  • $357 Million
  • Confidential Settlement
  • $205 Million
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Associations

  • Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Leaders Forum
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2023
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
  • Lawdragon
  • 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2022
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
  • Lawdragon
  • 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2020
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
  • Lawdragon
  • 2020
  • 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2019
  • 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2019
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
  • Lawdragon
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2018
  • 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2018
  • Top 100: Houston Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100: Houston Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyers
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100: Houston Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • America’s Elite Trial Lawyers
  • The National Law Journal
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2016
  • America’s Elite Trial Lawyers
  • The National Law Journal
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Attorneys
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100: Houston Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2005
  • Lawdragon Legends
  • Lawdragon
  • N/A
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Houston Business Journal
  • N/A
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • H Texas Magazine
  • Top Lawyers for the People
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Choosing and Courting a Jury
  • Co-Chair
  • 2013
  • Winter Convention
  • Picking a Jury
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (16)
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Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kurt and his firm are truly "Top Shelf" attorneys and people. They care for their clients, and I can attest that they maximize the recovery for their clients. However, clients are not just another file with Kurt and his firm. They are always grounded that the work they (we) do greatly affects real people in their time of need. Proud to endorse Kurt and his firm."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kurt is someone I would recommend to anyone looking for superior representation in a personal injury case. He is a fantastic lawyer who aggressively represents his clients. I highly endorse him to anyone looking for a lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Reliable!"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Very reliable and on time."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dedicated to his client's at all times."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Caring and trustworthy!"
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Houston Personal injury Lawyer Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Personal injury Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 21 years
Virtual consultation available