Caj Boatright grew up in the small west Texas town of Sweetwater. After graduating from Sweetwater High School, he attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where he double majored in History and Political Science and graduated cum laude with Honors. Aside from earning multiple academic awards at Southwestern, Caj was appointed to key positions in student leadership organizations and played on the varsity Golf Team. He then attended the University of Texas Law School, where he became great friends with Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin.
After law school, Caj joined the largest law firm in Fort Worth – Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP. While at Kelly Hart, he represented plaintiffs and defendants in all types of litigation, spanning from complex commercial disputes to catastrophic personal injuries. Caj also worked on several significant appellate matters, which led him to take a federal clerkship with the Honorable Reynaldo Garza, a Justice for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
In 2006, Caj became the first lawyer to join Kurt and Jason at Arnold & Itkin LLP. At that time, the firm had less than 10 employees, but was already starting to earn a reputation for winning big verdicts and settlements for its clients. Over the next two years, Caj won large cases for his clients in state and federal courts throughout the country. In December 2007, he tried a case with Kurt Arnold and Mike Pierce, obtaining a 7-figure verdict for a young woman severely injured by piece of oil field equipment that fell off of a truck. In early 2008, Caj obtained another 7-figure verdict in federal court in New Orleans for a boat captain who nearly drowned as a result of his company's negligence. In addition to trial verdicts, Caj secured many favorable settlements for other clients based on Arnold & Itkin LLP's unique method for working up its cases.
In 2008, Caj took the opportunity to work as an in-house lawyer at one of the world's largest oil companies - ExxonMobil. For the next 5 years, Caj handled high-stakes upstream cases for ExxonMobil in Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming, and other states. In many instances, the cases he oversaw involved hundreds of millions, and even billions, of dollars in potential exposure.
In March 2013, Caj returned to Arnold & Itkin LLP determined to use his broad range of trial and appellate experience to help victims – whether wronged in a business transaction or injured by the negligence of others – get their day in court. Caj has been named a "Rising Star" by Texas Monthly Magazine and a "Top Professional on the Fast Track" by H Texas Magazine.
Caj and his wife Jodi are active members at Kingwood United Methodist Church, where Caj teaches an adult Sunday School class. Jodi is on staff with Young Life, a high-school ministry with a presence throughout the United States and in various countries around the world. Caj spends most of his free time in the outdoors and chasing his three kids from one sporting event to the next.