Born and raised in Houston, Kala Sellers is a formidable trial attorney with a true passion for helping others. She has been with Arnold & Itkin since 2014 and won her first 7-figure verdict in her initial year with the firm. Since that time, Kala has played a key part in achieving landmark verdicts and settlements that have changed the lives of the people Arnold & Itkin represents.
The following is but a sampling of the results Kala has accomplished in the past several years:
- $46.5 million for injured plant workers
- $40 million for injured Jones Act seamen
- $35.5 million for a fatal motor vehicle accident
- $14.5 million for an explosion survivor
- $12.5 million for an electrocution incident
- $8 million for injured motorists
- $5.5 million for an injured oil rig worker
- $4.35 million for an injured Jones Act seaman
These results are proof of the intelligence and commitment that Kala brings to every case she touches. She has spent more time in court than most attorneys ever will, and she uses this experience to reach outcomes that no one—neither her clients nor her opposition—would have thought possible.
Kala has always shown initiative, ambition, and a willingness to work harder than anyone to attain her goals. A Texas native, she relocated to North Carolina to attend Duke University, where she earned her undergraduate degree and a scholarship to Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas.
At Baylor, Kala placed a particular emphasis on learning the art of litigation, joining the ABA Labor Law Mock Trial Team, the NCTC Mock Trial Team, and the AAJ National Mock Trial Team. She was a five-time Dean’s List student and earned her place as a semifinalist in the Baylor Top Gun Competition, a mock trial tournament involving all third-year Practice Court students at the school.
After graduating from Baylor Law School, Kala stayed in Texas and joined a small Houston firm that focused on personal injury matters in state and federal court. She further honed her trial skills at the firm and then joined Arnold & Itkin, finding a home with a team of like-minded individuals as passionate and ambitious as she was.
Today, Kala primarily handles cases involving catastrophic incidents such as offshore accidents, commercial trucking collisions, and other serious personal injuries. As a young attorney who has already accomplished so much in her career, Kala has been recognized as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star™ multiple years in a row. She finds great fulfillment in helping people who have been through the worst situations, fighting to build brighter futures for themselves and their families.
Kala is married and has two children. In her free time, she loves spending time with her two young boys, which can sometimes be just as tough—and rewarding—as tackling a trial.
- Duke University
- Baylor Law School
- State Bar of Texas
- State Bar of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- Best Lawyers® for Admiralty & Maritime Law (2024)
- Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ List (2022-2023)