Attorney Cory Itkin
As one of the country's most dedicated trial attorneys, Cory Itkin
has been proud to put his experience to work in representing clients in
high-stakes personal injury cases that range from plant explosions to
serious trucking accidents. Throughout his career, he has been able to
recover verdicts and settlements for his clients in more than two dozen
states, and he has also been involved in some of the country's most
high-profile litigation; for example, he helped represent clients injured
in the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion.
His career has proven that he can achieve the most in cases where the challenges
were the greatest. For example, on 5 separate occasions, Cory has been
able to win a jury verdict worth more than $1 million when the defendant
had made absolutely no offer to settle the case prior to trial. He has
also been able to recover 7 and 8 figure settlements on the night before
a case was set to go to trial.
Based in Houston, Cory is proud to represent clients throughout the nation,
and he has been successful in winning cases from coast to coast. In more
than 50 cases, he has been able to recover more than $1 million on behalf
of his clients. He attributes this to his approach of always preparing
cases as if they're going to trial.
Prior to his legal practice, Cory graduated from the University of Texas
and earned his law degree from the University of Houston, where he graduated
cum laude. During his time at law school, he received several distinctions,
such as being inducted into the Order of the Barons. Since then, he has
been proud to put his talents to work by helping represent the seriously
injured; this has led to him being named as one of the "Top 100 Trial
Lawyers" in the state of Texas by the American Trial Lawyers Association.
He has also been selected for inclusion in the
Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list (2010-2018), selected for the Up-and-Coming 100 list, and selected
for The Best Lawyers in America® for Admiralty and Maritime Law.
Meet Cory Itkin
$76.6 Million Awarded to Boy Who Grew Female Breasts from Risperdal
Arnold & Itkin obtained the largest single verdict in a Risperdal-Gynecomastia case—$76.6 million. We are honored to have helped our client recover this amount!
A young boy who had developed female breasts as a result of taking Risperdal—a
drug manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals—was
awarded a $76.6 million jury verdict. Represented by Attorneys Jason Itkin
and Kyle Findley of Arnold & Itkin, with help from Santana McMurrey
and Cory Itkin, the client was able to successfully hold Johnson &
Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals accountable for their failure to disclose
the drug’s harmful side effects.
Once the boy’s family sued Johnson & Johnson for his symptoms
related to Risperdal—an anti-psychotic medication—Johnson
& Johnson maintained that the boy remained on the drug after knowing
about the side effects, that this drug was the only one that worked, and
that the drug did not have any ties to gynecomastia in young males. Through
cross-examination, evidence that became known as “Tab 4,”
showed that there was scientific data evidencing a link between Risperdal
and gynecomastia. Furthermore, it was evidenced that Johnson & Johnson
kept this information secret from scientific published studies, the FDA,
At the end of the 11-day trial, the jury awarded Arnold & Itkin’s
client $76.6 million after unanimously finding Johnson & Johnson and
Janssen Pharmaceuticals to be guilty of failing to warn consumers against
the dangerous side effects of the drug. This verdict is the largest single
verdict in a Risperdal-Gynecomastia case.
$72 Million Recovery for Injured Worker
Our firm has obtained a record settlement for a worker who lost his arm in a tragic accident.
Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Kurt Arnold are pleased that they were able
to resolve a case for an injured worker for $72 million. The worker lost
his arm and suffered other injuries in a terrible oil field accident.
Arnold & Itkin LLP was able to resolve the case in less than two years
and one week before trial. It is believed that the settlement is a record
victory. The settlement funds will ensure that the injured client will
have the best medical care possible for the rest of his life. The responsible
companies made several changes to its procedures to ensure that this type
of tragedy does not happen again.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $29,340,369.87.
$29 Million Recovered for Single Family
The offshore injury lawyers from our firm worked together to recover a record settlement in a recent case.
Arnold & Itkin attorneys teamed up recently to help a single family
who lost a loved one. The case involved a death that occurred offshore,
and we were successful in recovering a record-setting $29M settlement.
$12 Million Settlement for Hurt Plant Worker
Arnold & Itkin has recently recovered $12 million on behalf of a plant worker burned while on the job.
The attorneys of Arnold & Itkin are pleased to announce their success
in a recent case on behalf of an injured plant worker. Our client had
been working at a refinery when a safety valve failed; he subsequently
suffered severe burns. Attorneys Jason Itkin, Kurt Arnold, and Cory Itkin
took on the case and were successful in achieving a favorable settlement
just two weeks before the trial was scheduled to begin. Through their
efforts, the client is now able to receive the medical attention he needs
and enjoy a secure financial future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $4,314,677.50.
$12 Million Settlement Obtained for Injured Truck Driver
Arnold & Itkin secured a massive settlement for a truck driver who suffered a stroke while unloading heavy cargo—causing him severe and permanent injuries.
Attorney Cory Itkin has secured a sizable $12 million settlement for our
client—every penny of which will be needed to care for his permanent
disabilities. Our client was working as a truck driver when, while unloading
cargo, he suffered a massive stroke. As a result, the heavy cargo he was
unloading fell on him, causing further injury. The defendants attempted
to blame his injuries on being overweight and unloading the cargo improperly,
but Cory cut through their arguments quickly. The defendants were finally
left with no choice but to settle. Our team is thrilled that our client
will receive the medical care and financial stability he deserves for
the rest of his life.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $5,102,160.96.
Arnold & Itkin Obtain $11.5 for Injured Offshore Worker
An injured offshore worker sought the help of Arnold & Itkin attorneys who retrieved an $11.5 million settlement for him.
Arnold & Itkin attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin took on the case of an injured offshore worker who sustained both physical and psychological injuries. They successfully represented him and obtained an $11.5 million settlement on his behalf. The money is going toward his injuries and continued care.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,795,000.00.
$9.55M Recovered for Industrial Crane Victim
A $9,550,000 settlement was awarded to a client of Arnold & Itkin LLP. The crane accident that took the client’s leg was proven to be entirely the defendants fault.
A $9.55 million settlement was secured for an injured longshoreman by Jason
Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Bradford Hendrickson. This attorney team proved
that their client was guiltless in an accident that caused the amputation
of one of his legs. While on the job, the longshoreman became the sole
casualty of an industrial crane accident. The defendant blamed the worker
for being responsible for his own injuries, but Arnold & Itkin attorneys
knew otherwise. They took on the case and showed that their client acted
responsibly and was injured for no fault of his own. Once the defendant
saw the evidence collected by Arnold & Itkin, they decided to settle
the claim out of court. Here is the list of requests that the defendant
fulfilled through the settlement: $9.55 million awarded to client; an
official apology given to the longshoreman for his injuries; $500,000
paid for the client’s medical bills; and a safety award created
to honor the longshoreman and his dedication to the job. Arnold &
Itkin is satisfied to have recovered compensation for the injuries their
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $4,507,743.96.
Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin Win $8.9M in Recent Case
Suffering untold injuries, Arnold & Itkin’s client now has his deserved compensation.
Renowned personal injury firm, Arnold & Itkin assembled a team of three
attorneys – Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Cory Itkin – to
seek damages for a client who was recently injured in an offshore drilling
accident. The team was able to prove fault in multiple parties aboard
the ship, and because the accident forced their client out of work and
in the hands of medical specialists, their client was owed a significant
sum. Thanks to their maritime legal knowledge, this client has a bright
future ahead of him.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,719,131.86.
Injured Offshore Worker Gets $7.1 Million with Help of Arnold & Itkin
Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin helped obtain a $7.1 million settlement for their injured offshore worker client.
Arnold & Itkin attorneys took on the case of an offshore worker who sustained hernia and concussion injuries while performing his job duties. A settlement of $7.1 million was able to be obtained on his behalf because of the successful representation of Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,439,943.68.
$7 Million Recovered for Burn Injury Victims
Arnold & Itkin attorneys helped represent the rights of four individuals who were catastrophically injured after an accident at an oil refinery. We successfully recovered $7 million on their behalf.
Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler represented four clients
who had been catastrophically injured when an explosion occurred at an
oil refinery. The accident caused hot steam and coking material to cover
our clients after throwing them into a handrail. Our clients suffered
severe injuries, as well as burns to their face, head, back, legs, arms,
and more—even though they had been wearing protective gear at the
time of the incident. Our firm is proud to have reached a $7 million settlement
on our clients’ behalf.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,629,126.77.
$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.
$2.95 Million Settlement Reached for Man Hurt on the Job
Our firm filed a case in Harris County, TX on behalf of a man who suffered back injuries serious enough to warrant two surgeries for treatment. We ultimately recovered $2,950,000 on his behalf.
Attorneys Ryan MacLeod, Cory Itkin, and Jason Itkin represented a Rome,
Georgia seaman who was injured while aboard a pipe-laying vessel docked
in Mississippi. At the time of the injury, he had been attempting to open
a drawer of a work cabinet. Because the drawer lacked a drawer stop, it
began to fall; our client injured his back in an attempt to catch it.
Those injuries ultimately required our client to undergo two surgeries.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,038,000.00.
$2.35 Million Settlement Reached for Injured Deckhand
Our legal team reached a favorable settlement of $2,350,000 for a woman injured while working as a deckhand. She suffered a back injury when the tugboat that she was on collided with another vessel.
Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler worked together to recover
$2,350,000 on behalf of a woman working as a deckhand who suffered a back
injury severe enough to require surgery after her tugboat hit another
vessel. In the aftermath of the collision, both vessel owners denied liability,
choosing to instead blame the other vessel. They also attempted to minimize
our client’s injuries—arguing her claim was not credible,
her medical bills were overstated, and that she was indeed able to return
to work. Utilizing the Limitation of Liability Act, they also attempted
to cap their damages. This effort was blocked when Cory Itkin won in federal
court trial. After, we reached a favorable settlement just before the
second trial for damages was to begin in state court.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,211,098.26.
Injured Refinery Worker Recovers $1.72 Million Verdict
Arnold & Itkin attorneys stood by the side of an injured refinery worker in a case that spanned four years – eventually recovering $1.72 million on his behalf.
For four years, Attorney Cory Itkin stood by an injured refinery worker,
Ernesto Tamez and his wife as they sought justice. Mr. Tamez had been
employed in Texas City, Texas at a BP refinery when a crane operator hit
him with a heavy oil burner, trapping him between the machine and a guard
rail. The plaintiff sustained serious injuries to his back, neck and shoulder.
A case was filed against Maxim Crane Workers who argued that not only
was the accident caused by the plaintiff, but that the injuries were exaggerated
– stating that many of them could be attributed to "wear and
tear" from age. Neither the plaintiff nor his wife spoke English,
but the firm was not deterred and ensured a translator was present to
help them testify. The trial lasted a week in Galveston, TX before the
Honorable David E. Garner. The jury came back stating that the employer
was 100% responsible; the plaintiff received $1.72 million.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $736,778.00.
$1,500,000 Jury Verdict Recovered in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Arnold & Itkin obtained $1.5 million for a family who lost a loved one due to dangerous working conditions at a UPS warehouse.
Cory Itkin and Ryan MacLeod of Arnold & Itkin argued and won a case
in Harris County that found UPS had acted with gross negligence, not just
ordinary negligence, in creating dangerous working conditions that led
to the death of a young man who worked in one of their warehouses. The
UPS worker suffered a cardiac arrhythmia while working in a warehouse
that wasn’t air-conditioned during the heat of summer. UPS argued
that the young man was already known to have a serious heart condition
since birth, and that the man had worked there for the past six years
and knew the working conditions, which were typical for UPS warehouses.
Before trial, they offered the bereaved family no more than $150,000.
Arnold & Itkin was able to obtain the unanimous verdict needed to
deem that UPS was responsible for dangerous working conditions due to
their gross negligence, securing $1.5 million in compensation for the
surviving family members.
$1.5M Recovered for Victim of Barge Collision
After a barge collided with a dock, an injured dock operator turned to Attorney Cory Itkin for help. We beat back the claims raised by the tugboat company and were successful in reaching a $1.5 million settlement.
Attorneys Cory Itkin and Ryan MacLeod recovered $1,500,000 on behalf of
a dock operator who sustained injuries that required neck surgery after
a barge collided with a dock. The tugboat company claimed there was minimal
impact from the collision, our client worked for nearly a year after the
crash, and had been in a vehicle accident the day prior. Despite these
defenses, we reached a favorable settlement to help him move on.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $653,983.84.
$1.2 Million Recovered for Victim of Toxic Inhalation
After inhaling toxic fumes on a tugboat, our client suffered lung injuries. Our firm took on the case, winning in federal court trial and then reaching a favorable settlement just before the second trial in state court.
The legal team of Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler helped a Beeville,
Texas deckhand who inhaled toxic fumes on a tugboat and suffered lung
injuries as a result. According to the defendants, the barge connected
to the tugboat did not have toxic materials present, which would have
made our client’s injuries impossible. They also pursue a case in
federal court involving the Limitation of Liability Act in an attempt
to cap their damages. Despite these efforts, Cory Itkin first won the
case in federal court (Houston, TX) and then reached a favorable settlement
just before a second trial on damages was to be held in state court (Galveston
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $539,647.96.
* 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.