Attorney Ben Bireley
When people need an attorney who combines compassion with intelligence
and innovation, they can turn to Attorney Ben Bireley. Ben joined Arnold
& Itkin in 2016 after working for a nationally-renowned commercial
litigation firm in Houston. He represented both plaintiffs and defendants
in high-dollar disputes involving multiple parties and complex commercial
issues. He broadened his understanding of litigation, both how to craft
effective defenses and how to unravel them.
Ben has a history of working on high-stakes cases. He represented claims
asserted against a national dialysis provider under the False Claims Act,
breach of fiduciary duty claims against a global palm-oil producer, and
resolved oil-and-gas contract disputes involving massive sums. However,
the case he is most proud of is his work representing the Boys & Girls
Harbor. The Harbor is a charity that takes care of neglected and abused
children. They were caught in a dispute with the City of Morgan’s
Point when Ben decided to take their case. Thanks to his work, the Harbor
received a sizable multi-million dollar settlement from the city.
Cases like the Boys & Girls Harbor case are why Ben joined Arnold &
Itkin. He wanted to focus his practice on the injured, people who are
hurt by negligent and reckless organizations. That’s why his practice
focuses on industrial plant accidents, trucking accidents, and other personal
injury cases involving severe injuries and complex liability issues.
Before beginning his private practice, Ben clerked for the Honorable Lee
H. Rosenthal in the Southern District of Texas. Judge Rosenthal is widely
considered one of the best trial judges in the nation, allowing Ben to
learn early on how trial law is practiced. He earned his law degree from
University of Texas School of Law, where he was the Chief Articles Editor
for the renowned Texas Law Review. He graduated in the top 10% of his class.
For his undergraduate degree, Ben attended Boston College, where he was
a part of their widely-known debate team and graduated with honors. After
law school, Ben spent two years teaching at Jesuit College Preparatory
School in Dallas. For his excellent work, he received a Work of the Heart Award.
Ben loves spending time with his wife and their 3 daughters. He is a member
of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, loves playing basketball, and
enjoys spending time near the ocean.
$6.9 Million Settlement Negotiated for Family of Worker Killed Offshore
Arnold & Itkin has obtained a massive, multimillion-dollar settlement for our client, who lost a family member in an offshore incident.
Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Ben Bireley achieved
a settlement for a family who lost a loved one in a tragic accident offshore.
Our clients were wrestling with the loss of their loved one—who
died due to negligence—when the defendant attempted to force them
to accept an extremely low settlement offer. Using tactics that involved
outdated and arcane maritime laws, the defendant hoped to get away with
a resolution for pennies on the dollar. Instead, our attorneys fought
back and obtained a settlement that was many times larger than the defendant’s
original offer. We’re proud to have secured our client’s future
stability, allowing them to move forward in peace.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,978,833.87.
$6.6 Million Settlement Negotiated for Widow & Family of Deceased Offshore Worker
Arnold & Itkin is proud to have successfully obtained a massive settlement for a grieving family who lost their loved one in an offshore accident.
The team at Arnold & Itkin has achieved a $6.6 million settlement for
the widow and family of an offshore worker. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason
Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Ben Bireley represented the family of a man who
was killed in an incident offshore. When they contacted Arnold & Itkin,
they had just done an exhaustive search for every lawyer who was able
to represent their case. Upon getting the call, Kurt Arnold immediately
flew out to speak with them in person. Afterward, we quickly filed their
case to put pressure on the defendant, who was trying to get out of paying
a large settlement through outdated maritime laws. Thanks to our relentless
work, the defendant eventually offered our client a multimillion dollar
settlement—one that will ensure their lifelong financial security
while they grieve in peace.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,877,269.75.
$6.1 Million Settlement Negotiated for Wrongful Death of Offshore Worker
Arnold & Itkin obtained a multimillion-dollar settlement for our client despite an initial offer that was less than a tenth of the final result.
Our attorneys at Arnold & Itkin secured a $6.1 million settlement for
a woman whose husband died at sea. Shortly after his death, our client
was being relentlessly called and contacted by the defendants, government
officials, and other parties who weren’t looking out for her interests.
The defendants in particular offered a low-ball settlement that was nowhere
near what she deserved. The process wasn’t allowing her to grieve
or seek real counsel, so she reached out to Arnold & Itkin. Kurt Arnold
immediately flew out to meet with her in person and answer her questions.
We were honored to take on the case for her, and we immediately began
fighting back against the defendants’ tactics. As a result, our
team eventually negotiated a settlement that was 12 times the size of
the original offer. We are proud to have gotten justice for our client
and helped her secure her future in the face of tragedy.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,240,209.48.
* Client’s portion of total recovery may be subject to Medicare / Medicaid reimbursement claims, Medicare / Medicaid liens or other third-party claims or liens. These verdicts and settlements are intended to be representative of cases handled by Arnold & Itkin LLP. These listings are not a guarantee or prediction of the outcome of any other claims.