Brian Christensen


Attorney Brian Christensen

Brian Christensen is a formidable trial lawyer who has significant experience in civil and criminal law at both the state and federal level. He plays a key role in the Arnold & Itkin team, ensuring each client gets unparalleled appellate representation. Brian takes every step necessary to seek the best outcome on appeal, no matter the odds.

Brian started his career as a judicial law clerk in state and federal trial courts, where he gained invaluable experience and insight into civil and criminal trials and the judicial decision-making process. He then took this experience to Washington, D.C., where he practiced complex commercial litigation at a corporate law firm. He litigated cases against multinational banks for their role in the subprime mortgage crisis and was a member of the team that won the largest jury verdict in the country that year and the largest price-fixing verdict in U.S. history.

Driven to help others, Brian went into public service as an Assistant Attorney General for the Utah Office of the Attorney General. Starting in 2016, he worked with federal agencies and states across the U.S. to prosecute negligent and anticompetitive corporate conduct, resulting in the recovery of hundreds of thousands of dollars for wronged consumers. He also counseled individuals and businesses who had been harmed, testified before the Utah legislature numerous times, and acted as a panelist and presenter in continuing legal education.

Brian joined the team at Arnold & Itkin in 2021, embracing the opportunity to continue helping those who need it most. Throughout his career, he has shown an infallible drive to achieve the best outcome for every client he represents. He draws upon extensive trial experience, bringing Arnold & Itkin’s clients the highest level of appellate support.

Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting at Brigham Young University and his law degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. He graduated cum laude and was Lead Note and Comment Editor for the BYU Law Review. He has been published in the BYU Law Review and the American Antitrust Institute.

Brian is a Colorado native who currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. He loves spending time outdoors, particularly running, hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing.


  • Brigham Young University
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Utah State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Utah Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

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