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Houston, TX

Kurt Arnold

Founding Partner | Arnold & Itkin LLP

Kurt Arnold has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional.

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Kurt Arnold is a preeminent personal injury attorney based in Houston, Texas. As one of the most accomplished trial lawyers in the United States, Mr. Arnold has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of his clients and won numerous record-setting jury verdicts throughout his career. Widely acclaimed for his work in maritime law, in particular, he is a founding partner of the law firm Arnold & Itkin LLP, which was named in the National Law Journal’s list of "Top 50 Elite Trial Lawyers."​

Mr. Arnold developed a reputation for his determination and fierce litigation skills soon after graduating from the University of Texas Law School in 2002. At just twenty-five, he founded his own firm alongside fellow attorney and Longhorn alumnus Jason Itkin. From there it didn’t take long for the precocious Mr. Arnold to start racking up million- and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements, including hundreds exceeding $1 million and dozens over $10 million.

Today, Mr. Arnold is known as a relentless advocate for his clients who is willing to fight against the biggest names in the pharmaceutical, energy, and insurance industries. As a highly skilled and zealous lawyer, he has helped countless individuals defeat companies that have continuously denied them justice and the compensation they rightly deserve. His dedication to his clients has resulted in multiple nationwide product recalls as well as some of the largest verdicts and settlements ever obtained in personal injury cases in the country.

As a leader in his field, Mr. Arnold plays a pivotal role in the legal community. He is a founding member of the Texas Association of Consumer Lawyers as well as a member the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, among others. Additionally, Mr. Arnold has shared his trial experience and jury selection insight with members of the Texas State Bar.​

In addition to being a successful attorney, Mr. Arnold is committed to giving back to his community. Both as an individual an through his firm, he has donated his time and effort to a broad range of nonprofits and community organizations. Most recently, Arnold & Itkin LLP proudly made a $100,000 donation to The Monarch School and Institute, a place where individuals with neurological differences can receive innovative, therapeutic education.

After more than a decade and a half dedicated to law, Mr. Arnold intends to continue leveling the playing field and doing everything in his legal power to obtain justice for the families and individuals who have suffered at the hands of irresponsible companies.

Mr. Arnold has been recognized for his achievements by numerous organizations, including having been one of the youngest attorneys in state history to be selected to the 2013 Texas Super Lawyers® list. Kurt and his wife, Tara Arnold, who is also an attorney, live in Houston and are involved in many organizations throughout the community as well as St. Paul’s Methodist Church.

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  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers® for Admiralty and Maritime Law (2016-2018)
  • Best Lawyers® for Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs (2018)
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2017)
  • The National Law Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyer Top 50 List
  • Texas Super Lawyers® List, One of the Youngest Lawyers in Texas History to Receive This Honor (2013-2017)
  • Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ List (2005-2006, 2009-2013)
  • Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers (2017)


  • University of Texas, B.A., Government with High Honors (1998)
  • University of Texas Law School, J.D. with Honors (2002)

Professional Memberships & Community Involvement

  • Texas Association of Consumer Lawyers, Founding Member
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas State Bar
  • St. Paul's Methodist Church

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