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Kurt Brynilde Arnold

Kurt Brynilde Arnold

Houston, Texas Personal Injury Attorney
  • Personal Injury, Maritime Law, Products Liability ...
  • Arizona, Pennsylvania, Texas
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Biography

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 $357.7 million and $171 million.

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.

Education
The University of Texas School of Law
J.D. (2002) | Law
Honors: Order of the Coif (top 10 percent of class)
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University of Texas - Austin
B.A. (1998) | Government
Honors: High Honors
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Professional Experience
Partner
Arnold & Itkin
- Current
Attorney
Susman Godfrey LLP
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Speaking Engagements
Choosing and Courting a Jury
Picking a Jury
Awards
The Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
2016-2024; Admiralty & Maritime Law, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Top 100 Attorneys
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
2015
500 Leading Lawyers in America
Lawdragon
2017-2023
500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
Lawdragon
2019-2023
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2013-2023
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Top 100: Houston Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2015-2022
Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2017
America’s Elite Trial Lawyers
The National Law Journal
2015
Top Lawyers for the People
H Texas Magazine
2004-2013
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
2005-2006, 2009-2013
40 Under 40
Houston Business Journal
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers
Member
Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Lawdragon Legends
Lawdragon
Professional Associations
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Houston Trial Lawyers Association
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American Association for Justice
Leaders Forum
Current
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Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
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Current
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Inner Circle of Advocates
Member
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Texas Association of Consumer Lawyers
Member
Current
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Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member
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State Bar of Texas  # 24036150
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
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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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United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Western & Northern Districts of Texas
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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
  • Spanish
Websites & Blogs
Website
Arnold & Itkin Website
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Personal Injury Attorneys
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Product Liability Attorneys
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Offshore Injury Attorneys
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Abogados de lesiones personales en Houston
Blog
Arnold & Itkin's Blog
Contact & Map
Arnold & Itkin Trial Lawyers
Houston Office
6009 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007
Toll-Free: (888) 493-1629
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Arnold & Itkin Trial Lawyers
Louisiana Office
835 Louisiana Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone: (225) 412-6348
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Arnold & Itkin Trial Lawyers
Dallas Office
3615 N. Hall Street
Dallas, TX 75219
Telephone: (469) 208-5535
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Arnold & Itkin Trial Lawyers
Midland Office
1030 Andrews Hwy, Suite 204
Midland, TX 79701
Telephone: (432) 233-0813
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