Few young attorneys have the experience and achievements claimed by Kala Sellers. Joining Arnold & Itkin in 2014, she quickly made a name for herself by winning a seven-figure verdict in her very first year as an attorney. Since then, Kala has actively litigated cases before juries in numerous courthouses nationwide. Her tenure at the firm has been marked by significant contributions to some of the firm's most notable trial successes. Over the last several years, she has amassed multiple verdicts in the seven- and eight-figure range, demonstrating her exceptional skill and dedication to her clients' causes.
"For me, being an attorney goes beyond what happens at the courthouse. It’s about understanding your clients and giving them the answers and resolution they need."
Born and raised in Houston, Kala Sellers is a formidable trial attorney passionate about 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 then, Kala has played a crucial part in achieving landmark verdicts and settlements that have changed the lives of the people Arnold & Itkin represent.
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 committed herself to 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.
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 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 challenging –and rewarding – as tackling a trial.