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
  • State Bar of California
  • 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

Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers

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Roland Christensen's Case Results

$78 Million Settlement for Severely Injured Client

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen represented a client who was severely injured in West Texas. We successfully reached a $78 million settlement.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $32,778,286.12.

$18.75 Million Settlement Obtained for Injured Oilfield Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Kyle Findley settled an oilfield accident case for $18.75 million on behalf of a worker who was seriously injured on the job. Once our client turned to us, we immediately demanded the companies involved to turn over tens of thousands of documents. We examined every document until we found the detail that would decide the case. Our firm aggressively cross-examined witnesses and developed the case for trial. Eventually, the defendant was forced to settle with our client rather than face his claim before a jury. We’re proud to say that our client will have everything he needs medically and financially for the rest of his life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $7,784,595.67.

$7.5 Million for Injured Oilfield Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen represented a Louisiana man who sustained a serious injury while working on an oil rig in West Texas. The man broke his neck after a pipe fell on him. His injuries required him to undergo multiple surgeries. This case found our team litigating against multiple defendants. We were able to reach the settlement our client deserved the night before the case’s trial was supposed to begin.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,205,563.21.

$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.

$5 Million Settlement Obtained for Boilermaker Burned in Washington State

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Alison Baimbridge negotiated a $5 million settlement for a South Texas boilermaker who was injured in a refinery accident in Washington State. Our client’s refinery was undergoing a turnaround when he was exposed to hydrofluoric acid, leaving him hospitalized for days afterward. For his sake, our firm aggressively pushed the case to trial, forcing the defendant to settle with our client for a favorable amount. Arnold & Itkin LLP is proud to help refinery workers get what they need after serious accidents.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,637,117.83.

$4 Million Settlement Achieved for Houston Man Electrocuted by Power Line

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Alison Baimbridge recovered $4 million in a settlement on behalf of a local man who was electrocuted while installing downspouts on houses. Our investigation revealed that the power line had a history of serious issues, including setting vines on fire. Our firm thoroughly prepared the case for trial, forcing the defendant—a major utility company—to settle with our client honestly and fairly. Now our client will be able to provide for his family for the rest of his life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,732,340.72.

$3 Million Recovered for Injured Offshore Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Alison Baimbridge represented an offshore worker who suffered serious back injuries that required multiple surgeries. During the case, both the cause and the severity of the injury was disputed. Despite this, our firm continued to take multiple depositions and pushed the case for trial. During this time, we continued to help our client receive the best medical care possible. In the end, the defendant settled the case for maximum value.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,388,761.84.

$2.5 Million Pretrial Settlement for Injured Dock Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen represented a dock worker who experienced severe neck, back, leg, and head injuries when she fell nearly 50 feet from a gangway at a Louisiana port. Our client fell when the gangway was knocked off the vessel by a foreign vessel that was negligently operated. We litigated aggressively on our client’s behalf and were able to secure a substantial $2.5 million settlement prior to trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,115,446.28.

$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.

$2.1 Million Settlement Obtained for Victim of Commercial Trucker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Alison Baimbridge secured a $2.5 million settlement for a man who was seriously injured after a commercial truck accident in Laredo, Texas. We filed a claim on our client’s behalf against a nationwide trucking company whose driver left our client with severe neck and back injuries. Our client’s eventually required neck surgery. Our firm aggressively pursued the case against the defendant until they settled with our client days before trial. Arnold & Itkin is proud to fight for the victims of negligent trucking companies and their drivers in Texas and nationwide.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$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.

$18.75 Million Settlement for Injured Oilfield Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Kyle Findley secured an $18,750,000 settlement on behalf of an injured oilfield worker. The result came from an exhaustive investigation on the part of our team. We forced the companies responsible for our client’s injury to provide us with tens of thousands of documents. Then, we examined every document to find the evidence we needed to prove that the companies were negligent. Besides looking over internal documents, we also interviewed key witnesses to prepare the case for trial. Our thorough investigation proved to effective; it caused the defendant to settle before having to face the evidence in court. Now, our client has the financial and medical security he deserves.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $534,005.43.

$1.175 Million Settlement for Victim of Serious Head Trauma

In a case that involved claims of premises liability, negligence, and product liability, Arnold & Itkin achieved a $1.175 million settlement for a man who was injured while using a commercial lawnmower at a construction site in Houston, Texas. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen fought for a fair settlement for our client, who had suffered serious injuries that required a craniotomy (brain surgery) and considerable medical treatment. We’re proud to represent people who have been injured by defective and dangerous products.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $580,220.85.

$999,999 Settlement Obtained for Young Girl Injured in Slip-and-Fall

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christiansen secured $999,999 for a girl who fell down a flight of stairs at a Galveston restaurant. The restaurant's premises were far from safe for customers, and this young girl suffered a severe head injury as a result. After taking only one deposition, the defendant settled with our client—bringing her and her family a swift resolution.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $429,972.85.

$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.

$922,000 Recovered for Injured Tow Truck Driver

Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen represented an injured tow truck driver. Our client’s injuries occurred when a semi-truck slammed into his tow truck as he was loading a vehicle. The driver had to undergo neck surgery to recover from his injuries. Our team dedicated itself to numerous depositions and earned a policy limits settlement for this man.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $445,986.94.

$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.

$750,000 Recovered for Maritime Worker with Crushed Hand

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen recovered a significant settlement for an offshore worker whose hand was crushed by a hydraulic cylinder, which had been improperly stored. He needed multiple surgeries to repair the damage. His settlement will help our client get back on his feet. The case settled right before trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $386,541.80.

$750k Settlement for Victim of Serious Injuries

Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen successfully secured a significant settlement for a driver who suffered traumatic injuries after colliding with an overturned 18-wheeler, whose driver had lost control because he was talking on his cell phone. Our client was driving when he came upon the overturned truck, which had no lights to warn oncoming traffic, and was unable to avoid a collision. He suffered serious facial, dental, and back injuries as a result of the collision. After just one deposition, we were able to secure a $750,000 settlement on his behalf.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $347,268.18.

$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.

$575,000 Settlement Obtained for Couple Hurt in Truck Accident

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen recovered $575,000 for a couple left injured by a truck accident. Our clients were driving down the road when they were hit from behind by an 18-wheeler. The weight of the truck forced the couple's truck into a guardrail, destroying their vehicle and leaving them both with neck and back injuries. Despite the clear facts of the case, the defendant denied liability until the final weeks before trial. Arnold & Itkin was proud to help provide a substantial settlement for this deserving couple.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $290,660.77.

$500,000 Settlement for California Business Woman

Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen fought for compensation on behalf of a California businesswoman. She was speaking at a conference in a Houston hotel when she fell and sustained serious back and knee injuries. The accident happened because of a wet floor. Arnold & Itkin was able to quickly secure this settlement so the woman could receive the compensation she needed.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $235,913.04.

$500,000 Recovery for Victim of Serious Back, Neck & Shoulder Injuries

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen successfully represented a driver who could not avoid a collision with a commercial truck that had overturned and was blocking the freeway upon which he was driving. The truck had overturned when its operator lost control. Our client experienced serious injuries in the crash, including trauma to his neck, back, and shoulders, and he ended up needing surgery on his shoulder. Our team secured a $500,000 settlement on his behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $203,305.63.

$440,000 Recovered for Texas Man After Truck Accident

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen helped a young Texas man who had his life changed because of a trucking accident. The accident occurred because a commercial trucker failed to yield the right of way and collided with our client. Because of the incident, the man sustained injuries to his head, chest, and back. Our team was able to secure the $440,000 settlement without taking the claim to court.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $236,633.74.

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