Company: Carl Arthur Henlein, Esq.
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Carl Henlein, Attorney-at-Law in private practice, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business law, arbitration, mediation and product liability law.
Mr. Henlein first prepared for his legal career as a student at the Kentucky Military Institute, later graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and English from Georgetown College. He earned a JD from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 1964, and would later go on to receive an honorary LLD from Georgetown College, in recognition of service to the institution as chairman of the board of trustees for the Georgetown College Foundation, as well as his achievements and success as a legal professional.
Mr. Henlein was admitted to practice law in the states of Florida and Kentucky in 1964, and worked as an attorney-at-law in his own private practice. He received an esteemed AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell as a testament to his high standards of ethics and quality of representation. In addition, he was recognized by Chambers USA as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” from 2008 to 2009. Looking toward the future, he is preparing to publish “A Nation of Lawyers, Not Laws,” which explores longstanding historical issues, flaws and mistakes in the American litigation system, and offers an original solution to achieve reform.
Throughout his career, Mr. Henlein has applied his knowledge and experience in several high-profile cases. He designed preemptive defense strategies for several clients and products including the Segway silica, polyvinyl chloride exposures and latex glove claims, and also organized and maintained the defense of massive litigation exposures, including the World Trade Center claims arising from the cleanup after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Mr. Henlein’s list of clients includes AT&T, B.F. Goodrich, Bridgestone Americas Holding, Dow Chemical Company, General Electric, LG&E Energy, and Monsanto Corporation, among many other large companies.
As a developing legal professional, Mr. Henlein was fortunate to have many important mentors. He cites O’Grant Brutton, a graduate of the Christ Church School in London, Princeton University and Harvard University, and also Charles Metalton Jr., a University of Virginia graduate and the only person to be of general counsel with the two New York Stock Exchange companies at the same time. Mr. Henlein additionally credits General Kirbin and Albert Wrightlinger as sources of support and advice. Mr. Henlein has maintained affiliations with multiple professional organizations, including the Defense Research Institute, for which he has acted as a member of the Mass Tort Task Force, and the United States Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, among others.
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