Robert L. Hendrix, III (Rob), is an accomplished trial lawyer who has recovered nearly $25,000,000.00 in benefits for his clients in over a decade of practice. He focuses his practice exclusively on representing injured employees in workers’ compensation cases. He has tried over one hundred cases in nearly every corner of the State in front of nearly every Administrative Law Judge.
In addition to his trial accomplishments, he is also an experienced appellate advocate. He has handled numerous matters through the appellate process, including at the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court. Included in Rob’s appellate advocacy is the reported case of Dekalb Board of Education v. Singleton, 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 injury only after the physical injury resolved.
Mr. Hendrix has been recognized many times for his skill as an attorney. For four straight years (2010-2013), he was named a Georgia Rising Star Super Lawyer, 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 40. In 2014, Rob was named a Georgia Super Lawyer recognizing the top 5% of all lawyers in their practice area. Rob is the youngest Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer to receive this honor. He was again named a Georgia SuperLawyer in 2015 and 2016. For three straight years (2012-2014), he has been named a Top 100 by The National Trial Lawyers.
This is an invitation-only group composed of the top trial lawyers in the country. That organization has also named Rob a Top 40 Under 40 for three straight years (2012-2014). He has also been named a Top 40 Under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates for two straight years (2013-2014). He has been named one of the Best Attorneys in America by Rue Ratings. This honor is bestowed on less than 1% of attorneys in the country. He has been named a “Premier 100” trial lawyer by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers. Finally, he has been named a Top Lawyer by the Global Directory of Who’s Who.
Mr. Hendrix takes his obligations to the law very seriously and is active in the legal community, serving in leadership positions at the local, state and national level. He serves as Chair Elect of the Workplace Injury section of the American Association of Justice (AAJ), and formerly served as Editor of the section’s newsletter. Additionally, Rob serves on the Paralegal Education Taskforce and the Convention Planning Committee for the AAJ. Further, Rob serves on the Executive Board as Secretary of the Workers’ Compensation Claimant’s Lawyers (WCCL) arm of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA). Along with his Executive Board position, Rob also heads the Leadership Development committee and serves on the Fee Arbitration Committee. He also serves on the Amicus Curiae committee of the Georgia Legal Foundation, which is dedicated to addressing specific appellate issues in the workers’ compensation community. Lastly, he is a member of the Workers’ Injury Law Group (WILG), American Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia.
Mr. Hendrix is a frequent lecturer on the local, state and national level. He has given presentations at every major legal conference involving Georgia workers’ compensation law, including: the American Bar Association, the annual ICLE seminar in St. Simon’s Island, GTLA annual convention, State Bar of Georgia, State Board of Workers’ Compensation annual seminar, the WCCL annual educational seminar (For Your Eyes Only), Atlanta Bar Association, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, and Travelers Employer School. In 2013, Rob spoke twice at the AAJ National Convention in San Francisco. In 2016, Rob lectured at the American Bar Association Conference. Rob has lectured on topics such as turning around the tough case, affirmative defenses, taking depositions, civil discovery in workers’ compensation cases, common mistakes made by employers, independent medical evaluations, developing medical evidence, psychological injuries and overcoming preexisting injury defenses, and case intake. In addition to lecturing, he has also authored journal articles for the State Bar of Georgia newsletter (workers’ compensation section) and the AAJ’s Workplace Injury Group newsletter.
He also lectures frequently outside of bar associated events. More specifically, he has been an invited speaker on the Atlanta Legal Experts Radio Broadcast. He has also been an invited guest lecturer to the legal studies and paralegal programs at Clayton State University and Georgia State University.
Personally, Mr. Hendrix enjoys spending time with his wife (Vicki) and his three children (Sammy, Harrison and Max), which keeps him busy coaching baseball, basketball and soccer when he’s not shuttling them to Cub Scouts and Jiu Jitsu competitions. When not practicing law, he enjoys traveling to Las Vegas and following his beloved Georgia Bulldogs. He has also served as an assistant martial arts instructor in Choi Kwang Do, and is currently working toward a black belt in Hap Ki Do under 6th degree Master Kathy Tusa.
- Workers’ Compensation
Honors & Awards:
- Georgia SuperLawyer (2014, 2015)
- Georgia Rising Star SuperLawyer (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
- Top 100 – The National Trial Lawyers (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
- Top 40 Under 40 – The National Trial Lawyers (2012, 2013, 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)
- Dekalb Board of Education v. Singleton, 294 Ga.App. 96; 668 S.E. 2d 767 (2008)
- American Association of Justice (AAJ)
- Vice 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)
- 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
- 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)