Caj Boatright stands out as an exceptionally accomplished trial lawyer in the United States, renowned for securing significant verdicts and settlements for his clients throughout his two-decade-long legal career. His consistent track record of winning against challenging odds is a testament to his skill and tenacity. Caj's experience is extensive, having tried numerous cases to verdict and negotiated life-altering settlements more than most of his contemporaries. Additionally, he holds the unique achievement of arguing significant appeals across various appellate tribunals, including the Texas Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Caj's outstanding courtroom success has earned him national recognition. Since 2017, Best Lawyers has annually acknowledged him as one of America's elite in Admiralty and Maritime Law. His early career was marked by multiple Rising Star accolades from Texas Monthly, and he is now consistently named a Super Lawyer by the same publication. H Texas Magazine has recognized him as both a “Top Professional on the Fast Track” and a “Top Lawyer for the People,” while Houstonia Magazine is among the numerous publications that have highlighted his remarkable achievements on behalf of his clients.
“As a trial lawyer, you must be willing to go the distance in every case. Few firms actually live by that creed. Arnold & Itkin does—plain and simple. The results speak for themselves.”
When everything is on the line, when injured people need to win, Caj Boatright is the attorney they turn to. Few lawyers have tried as many cases or obtained as many multi-million dollar settlements as Caj has.
In just his first five years of plaintiff representation, he secured hundreds of millions for clients in a staggering amount of high-stakes cases:
- $11,000,000 judgment for a businessman cheated by a contract breach
- $10,000,000 settlement for the family of a victim in a fatal truck collision
- $10,000,000 settlement for an injured child
- $9,000,000 settlement for a severely injured oil field worker
- $6,500,000 settlement for two refinery workers exposed to harmful chemicals
- $3,000,000 settlement for a boat captain whose back was injured at sea
- $2,800,000 verdict for a dock worker who suffered an ankle injury during cargo operations
- $2,400,000 settlement for a woman after a truck backed into her
The secret to Caj’s exceptional results is the philosophy we embody at Arnold & Itkin:
- Relentless Endurance – We refuse to be outworked.
- Extensive Preparation – We put everything into preparing each case for trial.
- Unwavering Dedication – We fight for the best possible result, no matter what.
- Unrivaled Resources – We’ve beaten the world’s most prominent opponents.
- Extensive Skill & Experience – As courtroom litigators, we live for the fight.
Caj sees his clients like family, which informs his legal practice. He takes every case personally, so he ceaselessly fights for the best results for his clients. He also believes that trying cases before a jury is best for his clients to get what they need. He refuses to back down from any defendant, no matter how big or powerful, resulting in life-changing verdicts and settlements.
Multiple honors and awards have marked his remarkable legal career. These include multiple selections to the Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™, designation as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer in America,” and even the “Top Professional on the Fast Track” award from H Texas Magazine. For his incredible results, he was offered exclusive membership in the Million Dollar Advocates and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. He was also selected for Best Lawyers in America® for Admiralty and Maritime Law.
One of Caj’s primary strengths as a lawyer is his wide range of experience in the field. He spent four years at one of the most well-respected firms in Texas, practicing complex commercial litigation and appellate law. He spent an additional five years overseeing some of Exxon Mobil’s most significant cases, entrusted with cases worth billions of dollars. He also clerked for the Honorable Reynaldo Garza on the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Today, he applies his vast knowledge to representing the injured and grieving.
Caj was raised in a small town in western Texas named Sweetwater. A lifelong Texas resident, he attended Southwestern University for his undergraduate degree and the University of Texas School of Law for his law degree. He attended law school alongside Kurt and Jason and eventually became the first attorney to join the firm after its founding. When not litigating cases, Caj spends time with his wife, Jodi, and their three children. Together, they attend sporting events, enjoy the outdoors, attend Kingwood United Methodist Church, and volunteer for Young Life.