Kirk Jenkins Elected as Officer of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers

Sedgwick News
May 2017

Sedgwick LLP is pleased to announce that Chicago partner Kirk Jenkins has been elected as Secretary-Treasurer of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers for the 2017−2018 term. 

Founded in 1972, the Academy is the nation’s oldest lawyers organization dedicated to appellate practice and is considered the premier organization for appellate lawyers practicing in California courts. Members are California lawyers with substantial appellate experience, who are elected to membership after rigorous scrutiny of their skill in advocacy before the appellate courts. Jenkins was first elected to membership in the organization in 2002. 

Jenkins is the chair of Sedgwick’s Appellate Task Force and has maintained an exclusively appellate practice for more than 20 years. He has served as lead appellate counsel in more than 200 appeals and many additional interlocutory petitions in state and federal courts across the country. Jenkins has been recognized repeatedly throughout his career for excellence in appellate law, including being selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in appellate law each year since 2010, and he is a long-time elected member of the American Law Institute. 

Jenkins is editor of the California Supreme Court Review blog, which provides readers with quantitative insight into the work of the Supreme Court of California based on sophisticated scholarly techniques. He is also editor of the Illinois Supreme Court Review and The Appellate Strategist blogs.