On Friday morning, Aug. 13, Jewish Business Leaders (JBL) will be hosting its first in-person Jewish Business Leaders (JBL) event since January 2020, featuring prominent nationally known attorney and former Omahan, Jason Itkin. We are so very excited to see everyone again. The breakfast meets from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Shirley and Leonard Goldstein Community Engagement Venue – Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus – JCC - 333 S 132nd St. Please RSVP by Aug. 6 at jewishomaha.org.
Jason Itkin is one of the leading trial lawyers in the United States. In the last few years, he has won verdicts for individuals in the amounts of $8 billion, $222 million, and $117 million. Jason holds the record for the largest jury verdict for an individual in a personal injury case in at least 3 states, and has also secured three of the top 10 personal injury settlements in Texas history. Jason has won over 300 verdicts and settlements of more than $1 million, in courtrooms across the country, having represented clients in all 50 states.
Itkin’s verdicts and settlements have led him to receive many honors and awards, including recognition on various lists of Super Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, Rising Stars, and others. While Jason has always been honored to be included on those lists, his greatest honor was being named as a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates. The Inner Circle’s membership is comprised of the top 100 trial attorneys in the United States. Itkin was selected to join the Inner Circle before the age of 40, making him the organization’s youngest member.
Jason has worked on many of the country’s highest profile cases. He represented families who lost their husbands and fathers when the El Faro cargo ship sank, and after the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, Jason and his law partner, Kurt Arnold, represented close to 1/3 of the crew members in their cases.
Other law firms frequently ask Jason to work on their cases. More than 200 different law firms have hired Jason on different cases as trial counsel.
An honors graduate from the University of Texas School of Law, Itkin was awarded the Dean’s Achievement Award in Professional Responsibility. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in the Plan II Honors Program with special honors. Jason is proud to have grown up in Omaha where he graduated from Burke High School and spent countless hours at the J.C.C. His parents are Dr. Phillip and Marsha Itkin.
Jason is married to Kisha Itkin, President of Theorem Vineyards in Napa, California. They have two children Alia and Aric.