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Kurt Brynilde Arnold

Kurt Brynilde Arnold

Personal Injury & Maritime Law Attorney
  • Personal Injury, Maritime Law, Products Liability ...
  • Pennsylvania, Texas
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Summary

When Kurt Arnold represents someone, he's all in. He's won billions for his clients, helping plaintiffs win historic victories in the face of the largest challenges. For Kurt, no fight is too difficult or complicated. He has helped clients recover losses after major maritime disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the El Faro tragedy. Kurt's work has even led to nationwide recalls for unsafe products.

When something bad happens, Kurt fights for his clients. He never backs down, no matter how big the challenge. Kurt co-founded Arnold & Itkin at 25 and has since won 50+ jury verdicts and settlements exceeding $10 million and 500+ settlements and verdicts amounting to $1 million or more.

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 commercial 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, $78 million, and $72 million. Kurt has also achieved record settlements for workplace accidents of $357.7 million and $171 million.

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 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® for multiple years running in Admiralty and Maritime Law and Personal Injury Litigation. In 2019, he joined one of the most prestigious organizations in the legal profession: The Inner Circle of Advocates.

Education
The University of Texas School of Law
J.D. (2002)
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Honors: Order of the Coif (top 10 percent of his class)
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University of Texas - Austin
B.A. (1998) | Government
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Honors: High Honors
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Professional Experience
Partner
Arnold & Itkin
- Current
Attorney
Susman Godfrey LLP
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Awards
The Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
The Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
Lawdragon
The Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
500 Leading Lawyers in America
Lawdragon
500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
Lawdragon
Top 100: Houston Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Texas Super Lawyers
The Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Admiralty and Maritime Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
500 Leading Lawyers in America
Lawdragon
500 Leading Lawyers in America
Lawdragon
Super Lawyers
Texas Super Lawyers
Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Top 100: Houston Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
The Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Admiralty and Maritime Law
Top 100: Houston Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Texas Super Lawyers
The Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Admiralty and Maritime Law
America’s Elite Trial Lawyers
The National Law Journal
Top 100 Attorneys
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Top 100: Houston Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Texas Super Lawyers
America’s Elite Trial Lawyers
The National Law Journal
Super Lawyers
Texas Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Texas Super Lawyers
Rising Stars
Texas Super Lawyers
Rising Stars
Texas Super Lawyers
40 Under 40
Houston Business Journal
Rising Stars
Texas Super Lawyers
Rising Stars
Texas Super Lawyers
Rising Stars
Texas Super Lawyers
Rising Stars
Texas Super Lawyers
Rising Stars
Texas Super Lawyers
Top Lawyers for the People
H Texas Magazine
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers
Member
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association
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Inner Circle of Advocates
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Pennsylvania Bar Association
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Texas State Bar  # 24036150
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Houston Trial Lawyers Association
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American Association for Justice
Leaders Forum
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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Texas
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2nd Circuit
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3rd Circuit
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5th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Maritime Law
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Energy, Oil & Gas Law
    Utilities
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish
Websites & Blogs
Website
Truck Accident Lawyers
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Houston Maritime Lawyers
Blog
Contact & Map
Texas Office
6009 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007
Telephone: (713) 222-3800
Louisiana Office
835 Louisiana Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone: (225) 412-6348