Attorney Victoria Alford
Victoria Alford has dedicated her life to fighting for the injured and wronged. Her legal mind and her compassion for others has equipped her clients to stand up to the largest companies in the United States. More importantly, she's helped them win. Her practice represents the victims of catastrophic accidents, wrongful death, offshore accidents, and business disputes.
Victoria joined Arnold & Itkin LLP in 2011. In addition to her caseload, she also serves as the initial guide for many of our newest clients. When clients reach out to our firm for the first time, one of the first voices they often hear is hers. The majority of our record-setting cases were for clients who were guided through litigation by Victoria from beginning to end. It's common for families to ask her to visit them in the hospital or in their living rooms—the most personal spaces a family has. Their trust is both humbling and inspiring.
Some of our firm's largest settlements and verdicts were won in part thanks to Victoria's work. In one of her cases, a young man who suffered life-threatening injuries in a plant refinery accident received an $87 million settlement for his recovery. She also helped Mr. Arnold and Mr. Itkin secure a $72 million settlement for the victim of an oilfield accident and a $12.6 million settlement for a worker who lost both his legs. During the El Faro case, she provided unwavering support for the widows and families who lost their loved ones in the 2015 disaster. Her work in these cases and countless more has resulted in better lives for hundreds of people.
Before practicing law, Victoria had already dedicated her life to public service. She worked for a State Senator before joining the staff of a U.S. Congressman. While these were valuable experiences, she wanted to do more to better the lives of others. That's what drove her to enroll in law school at the South Texas College of Law.
At law school, Victoria earned numerous honors, including the American Jurisprudence Award in Family Law. She clerked for the 234th District Court in Harris County before serving as a law clerk for Arnold & Itkin LLP. Once she earned her law degree, she joined our firm as an attorney.
For her work with Arnold & Itkin, Victoria has been named to the "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2012. She has also been included in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list from 2016 to 2019.
Victoria has a young son with her husband Nathan, whom she met and married in law school. She remains active in her community, both as a member and in her role in assisting the Arnold & Itkin Foundation with its community service initiatives.
- Baylor University, B.A. in Political Science
- South Texas College of Law, J.D.
- State Bar of Texas
- State Bar of New Mexico
- "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association
- Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ (2016-2019)
- Bob Bullock Scholar for the 81st Texas Legislative Session
- Winner of the Mayborn Scholarship