Kurt Brynilde Arnold

Kurt Brynilde Arnold: Attorney with Arnold & Itkin LLP
  • Managing Partner at Arnold & Itkin LLP (11 Attorneys)
  • 6009 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007
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Kurt Arnold has shattered courtroom records throughout the United States, establishing his reputation as a preeminent trial lawyer who fights for his clients and wins record-setting verdicts. Kurt founded Arnold & Itkin at the age of 25 and has since recovered billions of dollars in victories. In the last 5 years alone, Kurt has recovered more than $1 billion, including winning 10+ multi-million dollar jury verdicts and 100+ multi-million dollar settlements.Kurt believes results matter. He holds the record for the largest single-incident jury verdict in Louisiana where he won a $117 million jury verdict at trial, as well as $42 million for the largest commercial verdict in Hawaii, $44 million for the largest single amputee verdict nationwide, and $29 million for the largest settlement for an offshore death case in U.S. history.In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 of its workers and injuring dozens more. Kurt represented more injured maritime workers from the Deepwater Horizon than any other lawyer.Kurt has been named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, as well as Admiralty and Maritime Law. He is also honored for the firm to have been named in The National Law Journal's America’s Elite Trial Lawyers list two years running, recognizing the top 50 highest-performing plaintiff’s firms in the nation. In addition, Kurt has been selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyer® list and the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ nearly every year, honored by Houston Business Journal's "40 Under 40" awards program, named one of H Texas Magazine's "Top Lawyers for the People" multiple times in the past few years, and earned membership in both the Million and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Texas, B.A., High Honors, 1998
Law School Attended:
University of Texas, J.D., Honors, 2002
Year of First Admission:
2002, Texas; 2003, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; 2010, Pennsylvania; 2003, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; 2003, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas; 2003, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Texas Trial Lawyers Association; Houston Trial Lawyers Association; American Association of Justice; Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
Hobbies & interests:
When he is not practicing law, Kurt enjoys spending time with his wife, Tara. They are both members of St. Paul's Methodist Church in Houston and remain active in the community.

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