From the 500 Vault: David Kendall

DAVID KENDALL, a veteran partner at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. and regular member of the Lawdragon 500 for his prominence in high-stakes civil and criminal litigaiton.

The longtime Williams & Connolly partner has one of the best beginnings of a web bio that we've come across, stating that he "has had a checkered legal career" and pointing out that "he was arrersted several times (but convicted only once) in Mississippi during the summer of 1964 while attempting to register voters." The Yale Law School graduate was photographed here by Hugh Williams for the 2007 magazine.