Todd R. Henningsen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Henningsen Injury Attorneys
 | 5855 Sandy Springs Circle, Ste 300
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 404-835-4935
Fax: 404-240-1725
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Todd R. Henningsen is a personal injury attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. As the managing partner of Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C., Mr. Henningsen handles cases involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, truck accidents, wrongful death and other catastrophic injuries. He serves clients in the Atlanta metropolitan region and throughout north Georgia.

Mr. Henningsen has over 15 years of legal experience. Over his time in practice, he has recovered large amounts in verdicts and settlements for injured Georgia residents. He provides committed and passionate representation, understanding the devastating financial and emotional impact caused by an injury. He strongly advocates on behalf of his clients and is an experienced litigator.

In honor of his accomplishments, the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys awarded Mr. Henningsen with its “10 Best” Client Satisfaction Award in 2014. In addition, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization made up of attorneys who have recovered one million dollars or more for their clients. He is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Henningsen graduated from Wake Forest University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He went on to receive a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Richmond and his law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law.

Mr. Henningsen holds a license to practice law in Georgia and Virginia He is also qualified to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

 
Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016

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About Todd Henningsen

Admitted: 2007, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.atlantapiattorney.com/attorney-profiles/

Honors/Awards:

  • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2013, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2013
  • Top Verdicts for 2010 from the Fulton County Daily Report
  • Named to the list of Georgia's Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2014-2016
  • 10.0 Superb Rated on Avvo
  • The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top Personal Injury attorneys in the nation. With over a million attorneys in the United States, choosing the best lawyer is difficult. However, through a stringent selection process, the NAOPIA awards the best Personal Injury attorneys in each state with our most prestigious honor of being named "TOP 10". The very few attorneys (less than 1%) that are good enough to make our list have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice of Personal Injury. The attorneys that make our list have to first be nominated by a licensed practicing attorney or one of our in-house research staff members. Second, our research staff verifies that they meet the minimum requirements of membership. Then they have to be one of 50 attorneys chosen to advance to the final selection stage by our processing committee, and then our Board of Governors officially selects the Top 10 in each state. We know it is a tough process but we wouldn't have it any other way., Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014
  • The American Institute’s Personal Injury Division compiles an exclusive list of the “10 Best” Attorneys for each State. Some States depending on size and population density may be broken up into City or Region to be more applicable to potential new clients who utilize this site when looking for an Attorney. The “10 Best” is a prestigious honor for the Attorney as each Attorney must: Be formally nominated by the Institute, client, and/or fellow Attorney; Have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and Having done so with an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating., 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014
  • Membership among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled litigators in high-value personal injury, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice matters. To be considered for selection, an attorney must focus more than 50% of their active legal practice on personal injury, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, and/or medical malpractice matters. These minimum qualifications are required for initial consideration as a “personal injury attorney” for this award. Thereafter, only the top 100 qualifying “personal injury attorneys” in each state* will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys®. While selection for any award, honor, or exclusive membership organization is always subjective in nature, we have developed a comprehensive multi-phase selection process involving propriety algorithms and Advanced Data Analytics in an effort to help ensure that only the most skilled and exceptional attorneys in the community are selected for membership. Candidates for membership are initially identified through third-party research or peer nominations by other elite attorneys in the community. Once a candidate is identified, they are screened first to determine that they meet the minimum requirements as a “personal injury attorney” through third-party research and analysis. Thereafter, all data regarding qualifying candidates is evaluated using our proprietary algorithms applying multi-criteria decision making methods to create a Pareto efficiency frontier. Using Advanced Data Analytics, these algorithms assess a broad array of criteria and data for each candidate, including (but not limited to) the attorney’s lifetime legal achievements, professional experience, significant personal injury settlements and/or verdicts, peer reputation, client satisfaction, other notable honors, media notoriety, and community impact, among many other proprietary factors. The Pareto efficiency frontier created by the analysis of these criteria establishes a measure for each attorney that indicates the relative effectiveness of the attorney in comparison to other attorneys in their community. Through Advanced Data Analytics, the most efficient and effective personal injury attorneys among the community are then identified for selection among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys®. Every attorney selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® must pass through this multi-phase screening process and be found among the Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys in their community based on our screening criteria. Attorneys cannot buy or “peer nominate” their way into membership. If an attorney does not meet the standards established by our criteria to be selected among the Top 100 in their community, then there is no amount of money (or peer nominations) that will change that. The integrity of our multi-phase selection process is paramount in achieving our objectives and ensuring that all attorneys selected for this great honor reflect the highest ideals and ethical standards of the legal profession., America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer, Young Trial Lawyers Section, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 - 2007
  • Member, Virginia State Bar, 2002 - 2013
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2008 - Current
  • Member, Georgia State Bar Association, 2007 - Current
  • Member, Richmond Bar Association, 2002 - 2006
  • Virginia, 2002
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 2002 - 2013
  • Member, Hopewell Bar Association, 2002 - 2006
  • Georgia, 2007
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Personal Injury Law in Georgia, Atlanta & Co., 2013
  • Personal Injury, Legal Talk with Adam Goldfein, 2011
  • Auto Accidents in Georgia, Atlanta & Co. - Television Show, 2011
  • Make it Home Presentation, Various Area High schools - Driver Safety for Teens, 2006
  • Personal Injury Case Evaluation and Selection, Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 2003

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $400,000.00 Verdict for Customer Injured in Slip and Fall in Major Grocery Chain The Plaintiff had just finished working the night shift as a short haul truck driver and went to the a grocery store to pick up some groceries. As he was walking through the dairy aisle, the Plaintiff slipped and fell on yogurt that was on the floor. Due to his fall, the Plaintiff suffered extensive injuries to his right shoulder. Ultimately he would have to undergo two surgeries which helped his injuries, but ultimately left him with a permanent impairment. In addition to his medical treatment, Mr. Chambers also missed nearly two years of work. Mr. Henningsen obtained the surveillance video from the store showing the time of the fall. The video revealed that there was an employee of the store in the area who had failed to clean up the yogurt. Despite this evidence, store was unwilling to take responsibility for the Plaintiff’s injuries and offered him only $15,000.00 at a mediation. This amount was immediately turned down, and the case was presented before a jury. After hearing all of the evidence in this matter, the jury returned a verdict for $400,000.00. This amount is thought to be a record in the State of Georgia for this type of case with this type of injuries, Top Georgia Verdict (Fall Category), Fulton County Daily Report - ALM Media, 2010
  • Chambers v. The Kroger Co. Practice Area: Personal Injury, Outcome: $400,000.00, Description: Slip and Fall in Kroger Store in Fulton County, Georgia. Kroger offered client $15,000.00 to resolve the claim. We turned down the offer tried the case in front of a Fulton County Jury and received a verdict of $400,000.00, January 29, 2010  
  • $1,000,000.00 Settlement for Wrongful Death Caused by Code Violations in Apartment  Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Todd Henningsen settled a case for one million dollars on the behalf of a wife who lost her husband in an apartment fire. The fire took place in a basement apartment at approximately 3:00 p.m. and the decedent had been last seen sleeping on the bed in the basement apartment. The fire set off the smoke alarms and the decedent's wife and the homeowner tried to save him, but the smoke was too thick to see. The firefighters were also unable to determine the decedent, and the entire apartment caught on fire. The decedent was found in the bathroom and it was determined that he died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Through investigation, it was discovered that the "sleeping area" did not have a primary means of egress so that rescue personnel could access the room in event of emergency. Attorney Henningsen also found that there was a furnace closet in the basement apartment, which was a code violation that allowed the fire to spread more rapidly. After extensive negotiation, Attorney Henningsen and the firm's legal team were able to secure a one million dollar settlement to compensate the decedent's wife., 2013
  • Darnell v. Wooldridge Practice Area: Wrongful Death, Outcome: 1,000,000.00, Description: Wrongful death case where elderly man died as a result of a fire in a home. After a long legal battle, the case settled on the eve of trial for $1,000,000.00, Jan 09, 2013
  • S.W. v. M.H. Practice Area: Personal Injury, Outcome:150,000.00, Description: Plaintiff was the driver of a motorcycle that was ticketed for entering the opposite lane of travel and striking a vehicle head on. The driver of the other vehicle had just made a left turn onto the roadway where Plaintiff was driving. Plaintiff received the citation and paid it (which is an admission of guilt). Because the Plaintiff had admitted that he was in the wrong, we had to show the other side that he was wrongly ticketed. After extensive litigation, we were able to show the defense that we had a strong chance of winning the case and ultimately settled the case at mediation, October 1, 2013
  • F.K. v. S.W Practice Area: Personal Injury, Outcome: $140,000.00, Description: Automobile wreck case where the Plaintiff sustained an acute displaced fracture to the arm. Plaintiff underwent a surgical repair of the fracture, January 18, 2013

Educational Background:

  • Wake Forest University - B.A., in Economics, 1998
  • University of Richmond School of Business - MBA, 2002
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Office Location for Todd R. Henningsen

5855 Sandy Springs Circle
Ste 300
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: 404-835-4935

Fax: 404-240-1725

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Last Updated: 12/2/2019

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