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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

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.

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.

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
  • Maritime Law
  • Products Liability
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish
Websites & Blogs
Website
Truck Accident Lawyers
Website
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