Roland Christensen

Attorney

Attorney Roland Christensen

A dedicated trial attorney, Roland Christensen has a passion for helping injury victims and their families hold responsible parties accountable. He has zealously advocated for plaintiffs across the nation, from the Gulf Coast and beyond. Roland has proven experience navigating cases involving catastrophic injuries, maritime injuries accidents, and wrongful death cases.

Though born in Bloomington, Indiana, Roland has lived across the country and globe, from Tokyo to London to Provo, UT. Settling down in Utah, Roland graduated from high school and soon after enrolling at Brigham Young University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies. After graduating, he went on to earn his J.D. from J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. Roland was one of the top 20 students in his graduating class, earning magna cum laude honors.

During his time in law school, he served in the role of lead editor for the BYU Law Review. Roland also stood out by winning the negotiation competition for the school and scoring the highest on his briefs for his legal and appeals writing classes.

With a special focus on legal writing, Roland spent two years gaining experience as a legal writing teaching assistance, creating a 150-page manual used by first-year writing classes for BYU Law School. He also had his comment, Behind the Curtain of Tort Reform, published in the BYU Law Review. It discusses the common myths and misconceptions surrounding tort reform.

While at law school, Roland gained further experience in various areas of the law, serving as an intern within the Southern District of Texas for the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal. Additionally, he worked for the Criminal Appeals Division of the Utah Attorney General and was a summer associate for numerous prestigious firms throughout Houston.

In 2015, Roland joined the Arnold & Itkin team as a law clerk. After being admitted to the Texas bar in November of 2016, Roland joined our firm as an attorney.

Roland is happily married to Chandra and can be found spending his free time with her and their three children, Kade, Chloe, and Wesley.

Education

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

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana

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Roland Christensen's Case Results

$6.5 Million Settlement Obtained for Barge Worker

Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Kala Sellers obtained a $6,500,000 settlement for a crew member of a barge who was severely injured off the coast of Florida. Our client was operating a winch in a poorly constructed, rusted safety cage when a cable snapped and a heavy hook smashed through the cage and crushed part of his face and skull. Our client underwent several surgeries and will have lifelong scarring from the incident. As soon he retained Arnold & Itkin to represent him and his family, our firm filed suit, aggressively investigated the case, took more than a dozen depositions, and uncovered documents showing that the barge company knew about the dangerous condition of the cage but failed to fix it before the tragic incident. Rather than face a jury, the defendant paid millions to settle the case. The Arnold & Itkin team is proud to have helped our client with his extensive medical care and secured his family’s financial future. We also take pride in the fact that aggressive investigation resulted in the company being forced to evaluate the safety of its cages company-wide so this type of tragedy does not occur to another innocent worker.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,923,176.20.

$2.25 Million Settlement Secured for Injured Tankerman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen obtained a settlement for a Louisiana tankerman who fell from the gangway when it slipped. The fall left him in the water, trapped under a barge. His injuries required back surgery and left him with post-traumatic stress disorder. The team at Arnold & Itkin were quickly able to secure a resolution that will allow our client to support himself and his family for the rest of his life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,002,269.87.

$1.75M Recovered for Family of Deceased Jones Act Seaman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Alison Baimbridge, and Roland Christensen represented the family of a Jones Act seaman who died while working offshore. The seaman had suffered a heart attack and did not receive the necessary prompt, proper medical attention that could have saved his life. After filing suit and aggressively pushing for trial, which included depositions of personnel who witnessed the seaman’s pain before he passed away, we were able to reach a $1.75 million settlement on behalf of his family.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $765,525.39.

$1.49 Million Recovered for Man Hit by Truck

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Alison Baimbridge, and Roland Christensen represented a man who was struck by a truck, causing severe injuries. Our firm took on the case and uncovered evidence showing that the truck driver had been distracted at the time of the accident. We worked with our client to ensure he received the absolute best in medical care, which included multiple surgeries. After our aggressive pursuit of the case, we were able to reach a favorable settlement of $1,490,000 on behalf of our client.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $631,233.85.

$990,000 Settlement Reached for Victims of Industrial Explosion

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Alison Baimbridge settled a case on behalf of two men who were injured in a flash-fire explosion at a Montana plant. Despite facing numerous legal obstacles, our clients were able to recover more than $1 million total for their pain and losses. Arnold & Itkin proudly represents plant workers when they're injured by explosions, fires, and other forms of grievous negligence.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $508,709.99.

$800,000 Obtained for Man Exposed to H2S Gas During Plant Maintenance

Attorneys Caj Boatright, Kurt Arnold, Kala Sellers, and Alison Baimbridge represented a man who was exposed to H2S gas while performing maintenance at a plant. Our firm took on the case and pushed aggressively for trial, sparing no expense in deposing witnesses, uncovering the plant safety record, and hiring top experts. Our firm also played a role in ensuring that our client received top medical care for injuries that he sustained. In the end, rather than face trial, the plant owner chose to settle the case for $800,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $417,173.28.

$749,500 Recovered for Injured Texas Woman

Arnold & Itkin’s legal team recently represented a Texas woman who was injured when a commercial driver her while she was stopped in the emergency lane of the highway. Our client sustained severe back injuries as a result. After quickly filing suit, we got to work to prove that the commercial driver had been at fault in the crash. We were able to collect enough evidence without having to take a single deposition and are proud to have reached a settlement for nearly $750,000 on behalf of our client.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $296,818.08.

$650,000 Settlement Obtained for Tractor-Trailer Crash Victims

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Alison Baimbridge successfully settled a truck accident case on behalf of an injured Florida couple. Our clients were traveling on I-10 in Louisiana when they were struck by a tractor-trailer. Our team conducted multiple depositions and mediated the case to its conclusion. In the end, we secured a sizable settlement for our clients. Arnold & Itkin is proud to continue representing the victims of truck accidents across the United States.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $309,372.73.

$640,000 Recovered for Hurt Truck Driver

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Alison Baimbridge, and Roland Christensen represented an Alabama truck driver who was injured while sitting in his parked vehicle. Another semi became impatient and drover around another truck, ultimately hitting our client in his truck. Our firm filed suit and pushed it for trial, showing evidence to prove that the 18-wheeler driver was at fault. We ultimately reached a $640,000 settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $308,009.08.

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