PHOENIX, Ariz. (October 24, 2023) – Gallagher & Kennedy is pleased to announce that Robert W. Boatman became a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) in 2023

For more than 39 years, Bob has dedicated his legal practice to representing plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. His unwavering commitment to pursuing justice for every client has resulted in some of the largest plaintiff verdicts in Arizona, including jury verdicts or awards of $17,000,000, $14,000,000, and $5,000,000. In addition, Bob has obtained significant settlements in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

The International Academy of Trial Lawyers limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United States in addition to Fellows from nearly 40 countries across the globe. IATL seeks out, identifies, acknowledges, and honors those who have achieved a career of excellence through demonstrated skill and ability in jury trials, trials before the court, and appellate practice. Members are engaged in civil practice on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s side of the courtroom, and the trial of criminal cases. The Academy invites only lawyers who have attained the highest level of advocacy. A comprehensive screening process identifies the most distinguished members of the trial bar by means of both peer and judicial review. Bob has been evaluated by his colleagues and the judges in his jurisdiction and has been highly recommended as possessing these qualifications and characteristics.

Chartered in 1954, the Academy’s general purposes are to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reforms in the law, facilitate the Administration of Justice, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession. Learn more about IATL at

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