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.
$2.875M Settlement for Seriously Injured Worker
Our law firm was successful in uncovering the truth in a case where a worker sustained serious crush injuries to his arm and hand. In the end, we reached a favorable settlement of $2,875,000 on our client’s behalf.
After a serious accident left our client with crush injuries to his arm
and hand, he turned to Arnold & Itkin LLP for help. Attorneys Jason
Itkin, Noah Wexler, Ben Bireley, and Rebecca Adam stepped up to represent
the hurt worker, facing a defendant who not only refused to take responsibility,
but denied the incident ever happened. We worked tirelessly to uncover
the truth on behalf of our client and reached a settlement of $2.875M.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,435,442.73.
$1.1 Million Settlement Obtained for Victim of Multivehicle Truck Accident
Arnold & Itkin negotiated a seven-figure settlement right before trial was scheduled to start, despite the defendant refusing to acknowledge fault.
Attorneys Noah Wexler, Ben Bireley, and Rebecca Adams reached a settlement
for a man who suffered serious back and neck injuries in a multi-vehicle
accident—one of which was an 18-wheeler. Our client's injuries
demanded multiple surgeries, keeping him from earning a living. Despite
his serious injuries, the defendant downplayed our client's pain and
attempted to shift the blame onto the other vehicles in the accident.
Arnold & Itkin worked right up to the trial to hold the company accountable
for their employee's conduct. Our team's efforts paid off—at
the last minute, the company decided to settle with our client rather
than face a jury. We are proud to have helped our client get the justice
and stability he needed while he recuperates from his injuries.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $461,061.89.
$975,000 Settlement Reached for Hurt Truck Driver
Noah Wexler and Ben Bireley represented a trucker hurt by another’s careless driving and were ultimately successful in reaching a favorable settlement of $975,000 on his behalf.
After suffering from the careless driving of another, an injured truck
driver turned to our firm for help. Noah Wexler and Ben Bireley took on
the case and successfully reached a $975,000 settlement on his behalf.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $421,615.98.
$750,000 Settlement Secured for Victim of 18-Wheeler Crash
Arnold & Itkin obtained a settlement from a trucking company on behalf of a woman injured by one of its drivers.
Attorneys Ben Bireley and Noah Wexler reached a settlement on behalf of
a woman who was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler. She was traveling on I-45
south when her car was struck by a commercial truck. Despite being rear-ended,
the driver and his employer denied any liability for the woman's injuries,
which were significant. However, once we started demanding answers, they
quickly changed directions—shortly after, they settled with our
client for $750,000. Thanks to the settlement, our client will get medical
care without worrying about the future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $333,481.11.
$550,000 Recovered for Welder Hurt by Dropped Hammer
Our firm recovered more than half a million dollars on behalf of a welder who was hurt on the job.
Attorneys Noah Wexler and Ben Bireley recovered a half of a million in
a settlement on behalf of a young welder injured by a dropped hammer on
the job. We fought tirelessly for our client, despite the fact that defendants
absolutely refused to acknowledge the damage caused by their negligence.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $279,249.52.
$550,000 for Injured Chemical Plant Worker
After a davit arm fell on him, a chemical plant contract worker turned to our firm for help. Attorneys Noah Wexler and Ben Bireley fought hard to ensure he received the compensation that he deserved.
When a dangerous procedure put a chemical plant contract employee in harm’s
way, and a davit arm fell on him, our firm stepped up to represent his
best interests. We refused to let the company off the hook for this dangerous
procedure and fought to ensure that he would get the fair compensation
that he deserved.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $367,080.51.
$500,000 Settlement Obtained for Woman Paralyzed During Surgery
Arnold & Itkin obtained half a million dollars on behalf of a woman who was left paralyzed by a neurosurgical operation gone wrong.
Attorneys Noah Wexler and Ben Bireley have secured half a million dollars
in a settlement for a medical malpractice case. Our client is a woman
who was left paralyzed by her neurosurgeon. The defendant (the doctor's
insurance company) agreed to pay out the policy in full as soon as our
team took depositions of key personnel. Arnold & Itkin fights proudly
for people who have been handled negligently by their doctors.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $277,621.65.
$485,000 Settlement Achieved for Offshore Worker
Arnold & Itkin has successfully settled a claim on behalf of an experienced mechanic who was injured during transfer to a crew vessel.
Attorneys Noah Wexler and Ben Bireley have settled an offshore injury case
for $485,000 on behalf of our client. Our client is an experienced mechanic
and platform employee who was working on the Chevron platform. He was
injured while transferring to a crew ship using a swing-rope. His settlement
will ensure his financial and medical security while he recuperates from
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $246,862.56.
$400,000 Settlement Achieved for Injured Offshore Worker
Arnold & Itkin has secured a six-figure settlement for a man who injured his shoulder because he was put in a dangerous work environment.
Attorneys Noah Wexler and Ben Bireley obtained $400,000 for our client—an
experienced, able-bodied vessel worker. Our client was working on a vessel
that did not provide him with the tools to do his job safely; as a result,
he injured his shoulder. Arnold & Itkin is proud to have gotten him
the financial and legal support he needed to move forward.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $197,852.49.
$335,000 Settlement Obtained for Forklift Operator
Arnold & Itkin settled a case on behalf of a forklift driver who was injured by a negligent driver.
Attorneys Noah Wexler and Ben Bireley have settled the claims of a forklift
driver injured by a truck company whose driver pulled away while our client
was still working in the truck. The settlement gives our client the medical
care and money he needs to move forward with his life.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $213,468.68.
$225,000 Settlement Achieved for Injured Plant Worker
Arnold & Itkin resolved a plant injury case by securing a six-figure settlement for a worker who fell from a height.
Attorneys Noah Wexler and Ben Bireley achieved a large settlement for a
man who was injured in a fall during a turnaround. After we took a deposition
of the defendant's key safety personnel, they decided to settle with
our client rather than face him in court. Arnold & Itkin continues
to stand up for industrial workers harmed by unsafe practices nationwide.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $127,615.99.
* 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.