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Kurt Brynilde Arnold

Kurt Brynilde Arnold

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

Kurt Arnold has set trial records all over the U.S., earning a reputation as a national leader in catastrophic personal injury litigation. He has secured billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements—including $1 billion in the last 12 months alone. He holds the records for the largest single-incident verdict in Louisiana history ($117 million), the largest commercial verdict in Hawaii history ($42 million), the largest verdict for an amputee victim in the nation ($44 million), and the largest settlement for an offshore death in U.S. history ($29 million).
He has also represented clients in the most well-known cases in recent history, including representing crew members of the Deepwater Horizon after the tragic explosion; representing crew members’ families after the El Faro was lost at sea; and representing victims in a large plant explosion in Louisiana. In each case, Kurt was able to secure record-setting results that will provide for his clients for the rest of their lives.
In the plant explosion, Kurt secured multiple 8-figure verdicts against the Defendant, who refused to settle for a fair amount. Kurt aggressively tried both cases in court, winning back-to-back record-setting results. The Defendant eventually settled with our remaining clients for ten times more than the company originally offered.
Kurt has also helped homeowners and businesses recover their losses in the wake of disasters like Hurricane Ike and Hurricane Harvey. Insurance companies often deny or delay claims, betting that families or business owners won’t have the resources to fight back. Kurt has had the privilege of taking these claims to court and recovering what they needed to rebuild their lives.
He has been recognized by Best Lawyers® for Admiralty and Maritime Law, as well as Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Kurt has been named to the 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon and has been listed on the National Law Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyer Top 50.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Maritime
  • Products Liability
  • Energy, Oil and Gas
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
Texas
2nd Circuit
3rd Circuit
5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Partner
Arnold & Itkin
- Current
Attorney
Susman Godfrey LLP
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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)
University of Texas - Austin
B.A. (1998) | Government
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Honors: High Honors
Awards
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
Member
Current
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member
- Current
Texas State Bar # 24036150
Member
- Current
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
American Association for Justice
Leaders Forum
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Truck Accident Lawyers
Website
Houston Maritime Lawyers
Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Texas Office
6009 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007
USA
Telephone: (713) 222-3800
Louisiana Office
835 Louisiana Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
USA
Telephone: (225) 412-6348