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Robert L. Hendrix, III

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Biography Overview

Robert L. Hendrix, III (Rob), is an accomplished trial lawyer that has recovered over $50,000,000.00 in benefits for his clients in over two decades of practice.  His practice focuses exclusively on representing injured individuals in Georgia workers’ compensation claims.  He has tried over one hundred cases in every corner of the State in front of nearly every Administrative Law Judge. 
In addition to Mr. Hendix's trial accomplishments, he is also an experienced appellate advocate.  Mr. Hendrix has handled numerous matters through the appellate process, including the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court.  Notably, he received a favorable decision in Dekalb County Board of Education v. Singleon, 294 Ga. App. 96; 668 S.E. 2d 767 (2008), which was landmark in that the decision allowed for an injured employee to receive income benefits for a psychic only injury after the physical injury resolved. The decision in Sanchez v. Carter, 343 Ga App. 187, 806 S.E. 2d, 638 (2017) prompted the Georgia Legislature to make a substantive change in the law with regard to dependency benefits in death cases.
Mr. Hendrix has been recognized frequently for his skill as an attorney.  He holds an AV rating from Martindale reflecting the highest level of professional skill and ethical standards. For four straight years (2010 – 2013) he was named a Georgia Rising Star SuperLawyer, which is published by Atlanta Magazine in conjunction with Law & Politics Magazine.  This is an honor recognizing the top 2.5% of attorneys in their practice area under the age of forty.  In 2014, Mr. Hendrix was named a Georgia SuperLawyer recognizing the top 5% of all attorneys in their practice area, making him the youngest to receive this honor.  He has continued to receive this honor from 2015-2021.  Additionally, Mr. Hendrix was named a Top 100 by The National Trial Lawyers.  Further, he has also been named a Top 40 Under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates for 2013 & 2014.  Mr. Hendrix has also been named one of the Best Attorneys in America by Rue Ratings, recognizing less than 1% of attorneys nationwide.  He has been honored as a Premier 100 by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers, and a Top Lawyer by the Global Directory of Who’s Who. 
Mr. Hendrix takes his obligations to leadership seriously and is active in the legal community at the National, State and local levels.  He served as Chair of the Workplace Injury Section of the American Association for Justice.  Additionally, Mr. Hendrix has served on the Executive Board as President Elect of the Workers’ Compensation Claimant’s Lawyers (WCCL) arm of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.  Previously, he served on the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Georgia Legal Foundation aimed at addressing appellate issues in workers’ compensation.  Finally, he is a Member of the American Bar Association, Workers’ Injury Law Group (WILG), State Bar of Georgia and Columbus Bar Association. 
Mr. Hendrix has served as a frequent lecturer on workers’ compensation issues at the National, State and local levels.  He has given presentations at nearly every major legal conference involving workers’ compensation law; including: The American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, State Bar of Georgia, The annual ICLE seminar at St. Simon’s Island, GTLA Annual Convention, State Board of Worker’s Compensation Annual Convention, WCCL Annual Seminar. Atlanta Bar Association, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and Travelers Employer School.  He has spoken across the country in San Francisco, New Orleans, Chicago, Miami, Phoenix, Denver and in Nashville.  Mr. Hendrix has lectured on such topics turning around the tough case, affirmative defenses, taking depositions, civil discovery, common mistakes made by employers, independent medical examinations, developing medical evidence, preexisting conditions, psychological injuries, federalization of workers’ compensation, case intake, light duty job offers, the interplay between workers’ compensation and Federal employment law and the use of medical marijuana in workers’ compensation claims.  Moreover, he has authored journal articles for State Bar of Georgia and American Association for Justice. 
Mr. Hendrix also lectures on legal issues outside of bar related events.  More specifically, he was featured on the radio as an invited speaker on Atlanta Legal Experts.  Further, he has been an invited guest lecturer to the legal studies and paralegal programs at Clayton State University, Georgia State University and Columbus State University.
Personally, Mr. Hendrix is devoted to spending time with his wife Vicki, and his three children (Sammy, Harrison & Max). This keeps him busy, especially when shuttling to soccer, basketball, wrestling, cross country events, along guitar and drum performances. With what little free time is left, Mr. Hendrix enjoys running, hiking, reading, playing guitar, following his beloved Georgia Dawgs and traveling with his family as much as possible. 

Practice Areas

Practice Areas (Pa hub, spoke, local)


  • University of Georgia, B.S. Economics, Speech Communications (minor), 1997
  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University/Georgia State University, J.D., Dean's List, 2003
  • University of Durham, England (Study Abroad Program International Law)


  • American Association of Justice (AAJ)
    • Chair – Workplace Injury Group
    • Newsletter Editor – Workplace Injury Group
    • Paralegal Education Taskforce
    • Convention Planning Committee
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)
  • Workers' Compensation Claimants Lawyers (WCCL)
    • President Elect
    • Treasurer
    • Committee Chair – Leadership Development Committee
    • Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Atlanta Bar Association
    • Board Member at Large- Workers' Compensation Section
  • Georgia Legal Foundation (GLF)
    • Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Workers' Injury Law Group (WILG)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association
  • American Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Columbus Bar Association


Experience Description

Reported Cases

  • Dekalb Board of Education v. Singleton*, 294 Ga.App. 96; 668 S.E. 2d 767 (2008)
  • Sanchez v. Carter*, 343 Ga. App. 187, 806 S.E. 2d, 638 (2017)

Awards and Recognitions

Awards and Recognitions
  • Georgia SuperLawyer (2014 - 2018)
  • Georgia Rising Star SuperLawyer (2010 - 2013)
  • Top 100 – The National Trial Lawyers (2012 - 2017)
  • Top 40 Under 40 – The National Trial Lawyers (2012 - 2014)
  • Top 40 Under 40 – American Society of Legal Advocates (2013, 2014)
  • Rue Ratings: Best Attorneys of America - 2015
  • American Academy of Trial Lawyers - Premier 100 (2015)