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Attorney Ryan MacLeod

Attorney Ryan MacLeod has a legal background that includes work as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Texas and as a top civil litigation lawyer serving a national law firm based in Houston. Now, he puts his skill and experience to work as a member of our team at Arnold & Itkin.

Ryan has lived in Texas his whole life—Lubbock born and Houston raised. He values small town integrity and couples those principles with big city experience and confidence. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Baylor University in Waco, Texas and his J.D. at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas.

Working as a prosecutor for the state of Texas gave Ryan the opportunity to test his courtroom skills. He was able to try a variety of misdemeanor and felony trials to verdict during his time as an Assistant District Attorney. During this time, Ryan’s peers as well as judges in the system noticed his hard work, commitment, and passion for justice.

Ryan went on to serve in the litigation section of a national law firm based in Houston. During this time, he was able to work with a variety of complicated civil litigation matters, and to successfully represent both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of cases. His work soon caused him to be recognized within the legal community and he was named a 2015 Top Commercial Litigator by Houstonia magazine and as a The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.

As a member of the team at Arnold & Itkin, Ryan brings that same passion and courtroom skill to the table when it comes to representing injury victims. He is compassionate, ethical, and caring, and his courtroom reputation precedes him. Ryan is passionate about representing the rights of the injured.

Ryan has been licensed to practice law in the state of Texas, along with:

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

He lives in the Houston area with his wife Lindsey and their children, Layne and Jack. Ryan is an active member of St. Luke’s Methodist Church in Houston. He is also a passionate community member, serving on the board of the Houston Food Bank’s Young Professionals Board.

    $97 Million Settlement Reached for Hurt Refinery Workers

    Arnold & Itkin LLP represented refinery workers who suffered serious burns while on the job. In the end, we were able to help achieve a $97 million settlement on their behalves.

    Attorneys Jason Itkin, Kurt Arnold, and Ryan MacLeod reached a $97 million settlement for workers who were seriously injured in a refinery fire. The employers were initially unwilling to pay proper compensation. However, Arnold & Itkin took them on to hold them accountable. Our firm’s tenacity in the face of this injustice allowed our clients to pay for medical treatments and to be financially secure in the future. The cases settled shortly before trial.

    Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $39,419,325.32.

    $87 Million Settlement Reached for Young Refinery Worker

    The pursuit of justice led Arnold & Itkin to secure a multi-million dollar settlement for their client. Attorneys Jason Itkin, Kurt Arnold, and Ryan MacLeod represented the young worker.

    An Arnold & Itkin team of attorneys was able to secure an $87 million settlement for a young refinery worker. Attorneys Jason Itkin, Kurt Arnold, and Ryan MacLeod fought for a man who sustained life-altering burns while on the job. His employers were initially unwilling to negotiate with Arnold & Itkin, claiming that the man was responsible for the wounds he received. However, we were able to show that the corporations were liable for the suffering our client endured. In the end, the companies took responsibility for their actions and paid for their negligence. As a result, the client and his family no longer have to worry about the medical bills that were forced upon them. Our firm hopes that this story deters companies from endangering their workers in the future.

    Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $35,326,920.07.

    $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.

    $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.

    $9.25 Million Award for Fire Victim

    Arnold & Itkin fought for a family that lost a loved one in a fire. They received $9.25 million as a result of the firm’s representation.

    Attorneys Jason Itkin & Noah Wexler were proud to represent a family who lost their loved one to a disastrous fire. Although the defendants contested liability and raised objections to try and defeat the family’s claims, the firm overcame each defense. Prior to trial, the defendants offered compensation and an award was given to the family.

    $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.

    $2.5 Million Settlement Achieved for Injured Jones Act Worker

    Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a multimillion-dollar settlement for an offshore worker who was injured by the negligence of other men on the vessel.

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, Ryan MacLeod, Kala Sellers, and Adam Lewis negotiated a settlement of $2.5 million on behalf of an offshore worker in the Gulf of Mexico. Our client was facilitating a pipe transfer between a supply ship and a drilling vessel when the other workers left the job before it was done. As a result, the heavy pipe load started spinning while our client was holding the tagline. The incident left him with serious neck and back injuries that eventually required treatment from multiple specialists and a surgeon. Our firm built a case that held the other workers responsible for ignoring the safety plan and causing our client’s injuries. The defendant settled with our client shortly after trial began. The case was pending in Fort Bend County.

    $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.

    * 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.

    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.

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