George Kendall’s practice focuses primarily on pro bono matters. George handles capital, criminal and civil rights cases around the United States at trial, on appeal and in post-conviction proceedings including in the United States Supreme Court, where he has represented clients for more than 25 years.
He is a former staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union Eleventh Circuit Capital Litigation Project. George has taught courses on criminal justice issues at several law schools including Yale Law School, Florida State University College of Law and St. John’s School of Law.
George is the recipient of numerous awards including the Life in the Balance Achievement Award from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association in 1999, the New York State Defenders Association Service of Justice Award in 1997, ACLU of Georgia Bill of Rights Award in 1987 and the Stuart Still Memorial Award in 1987.
George frequently appears as a panelist or keynote speaker at capital litigation seminars. He is a board member of the Death Penalty Information Center and Southern Public Defender Training Center. George is also a member of the Advisory Group for the Georgetown University Law Center Supreme Court Institute.
In 2010 George was the recipient of the Equal Justice Champion Award from the Equal Justice Initiative for assistance in juvenile life without parole cases and other matters, and the Constitutional Champion Award from the Constitution Project, a highly respected DC-based organization that assembles bipartisan commissions to work toward sensible policy solutions to some of our toughest legal issues.