Awards & Recognition
July 3, 2017
Polsinelli Shareholder Robert Henderson to be Inducted into Prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Polsinelli’s Financial and Securities Litigation Practice Chair Robert Henderson has been selected as an inductee into the prestigious organization, International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL). The IATL is considered to be one of the most recognized and elite group of U.S. and international trial lawyers in the world.

“Bob has earned a reputation for executing at the highest level of professionalism,” said Polsinelli Chairman and CEO Russ Welsh. “He is an exceptional trial attorney and is very deserving of this distinguished honor.”

Membership to the IATL is exclusive, by invitation-only, and is limited to 500 active trial lawyers from the United States. Inductees are selected through a comprehensive screening process that includes both peer and judicial review. Fellows of the IATL are also selected for their social attributes, including pro bono work, teaching trial techniques and contributing an abundance of time and resources to their communities.

“I consider it a tremendous honor to be inducted into the IATL, an organization with a membership that I hold in high esteem,” Henderson said. “I am humbled by this recognition, and have to share credit with my outstanding colleagues and the leadership team at Polsinelli who have contributed in ways large and small to the success of our commercial litigation practice.”

Henderson has been a trial attorney for 40 years, representing industry, government, national non-profits and individuals in cutting-edge litigation. He has represented Fortune 500 companies and has successfully tried jury cases across the country. Henderson has counseled clients in a variety of areas, such as the protection of intellectual property, regulatory affairs and risk management. He also has a national and international mediation and arbitration practice.

Henderson’s induction into the IATL adds to his long list of achievements, including his previous induction into the American College of Trial Lawyers, being recognized by Best Lawyers® as one of the Best Lawyers in America® in four categories for more than 14 consecutive years, and "Best of the Bar" in Litigation by the Kansas City Business Journal, to name a few.

Henderson is also a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and is an American Bar Foundation Fellow, National Board Member for the American Board of Trial Advocates and was named Dean of the Trial Bar by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (2016).