Attorney Jacob Karam wholly dedicates himself to getting his clients the best possible results. He grew up in Friendswood, TX—the eldest among five siblings. As an older sibling, he learned what it meant to advocate for others.
Naturally competitive, Jacob found a valuable outlet for his energy on the football field. As an athlete, he broke numerous records during his college career—but his proudest achievement was being chosen to captain both teams. Meanwhile, his community service caught the eye of multiple philanthropic organizations.
Jacob briefly played with the Green Bay Packers before enrolling in law school at the University of Houston. Once again, the character he developed on the field helped him find success through hard work and preparation. As a law student, he clerked for the Honorable Judge Caroline Baker of the 295th Judicial District in Harris County. He was a senior editor for the Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy and graduated cum laude. Jacob was again selected by his peers to lead—this time, by delivering the commencement speech at graduation, something he calls the highlight of his law career.
Jacob began his law career at an international law firm where he defended people accused of white collar and practiced commercial litigation and international arbitration. A natural advocate, Jacob was eventually drawn to Arnold & Itkin for their work helping the injured and wronged.
“It takes more than talent and intelligence to be a trial lawyer—it takes passion. There is no one that is more passionate about fighting for their clients than us. We play to win.”
- Texas Tech University, B.A., magna cum laude
- University of Memphis, M.A.
- University of Houston, J.D., cum laude
- State Bar of Texas
- State Bar of Louisiana
- United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
Jacob lives in Houston with his wife Donna. He continues to volunteer and play sports, and even plays the piano when he has time to spare. He is an active member of Our Lady of the Cedars Maronite Catholic Church in Houston.