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 two children, Kade and Chloe.

Education

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

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Louisiana

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    Fire Breaks Out on Oil & Gas Platform in the Gulf of Mexico

  • November 2 2017

    Case Filed Against Bouchard for Parents of Deceased Son

  • October 30 2017

    New Case Filed for Injured Maritime Worker

Roland Christensen's Case Results

$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 $1,001,219.46.

$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.

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