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Joseph Francis Henderson

Joseph Francis Henderson

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Business

About Me

Joe Henderson founded J.F. Henderson Law, PLLC out of a driving desire to make a positive difference in the lives of clients by providing honest and practical advice without breaking the bank. This is his commitment to every client and is what brings him satisfaction in his career and in life.


Born and raised in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, Joe attended White Bear Public schools and then the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul where he graduated in 1990 with degrees in Business, Marketing and Political Science. Out of college, Joe moved to Washington, DC where he worked as a Legislative Assistant to a Congressman and as an international trade lobbyist. Joe returned home in 1994 to attend the University of Minnesota Law School.


Throughout law school, Joe served as a law clerk in the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Hubert H. Humphrey, III. Upon graduation in 1997, Joe accepted the position of Assistant Attorney General, providing counsel on a variety of contracts, litigation and policy matters for the state.


In 2001, after Attorney General Humphrey’s departure from office, Joe went into private practice with the Minneapolis law firm Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP where he served as an Associate Attorney. In 2005, Joe was recruited to join the in-house legal department of MoneyGram International, Inc. – a Minneapolis-based global financial services company – where he served as both the head of litigation and then as State Regulatory and Government Affairs Counsel.  Joe chose to leave MoneyGram in September 2007, marry his excellent wife Jill and start J. F. Henderson Law. He has since become the father of identical twin sons Emmett and Edwin and is loving every minute of it.


J. F. Henderson Law, PLLC is a professional limited liability company. Joe is licensed to practice in Minnesota and has been admitted in both Minnesota and federal courts. He is an active member of the Ramsey County Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is a member of the board of directors of Project for Pride in Living (“PPL”), a non-profit organization designed to people gain housing stability, employment, family stability and youth achievement.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Estate Planning: 60%
    8 years, 100 cases
  2. Business: 40%
    18 years, 300 cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Michael John Weber

    I wholeheartedly endorse Joe, his legal skills, and his law practice. Joe is a knowledgeable, skilled, and ambitious attorney. Moreover, he is creative -- check out his Estate Map product at I am familiar with Joe from the following: (1) Joe and I worked together at the Minnesota Attorney General's Office; and (2) our paths have crossed from time to time after we each opened our private law practices.


    Michael Weber Health Care Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Timothy Deere Webb

    I worked with Joe at the Minnesota Attorney General's Office. I endorse this lawyer.


    Timothy Webb Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

J. F. Henderson Law, PLLC

400 S. 4th St., Ste. 401
Minneapolis, MN, 55415



MNAuthorized to practice199706/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney & Counselor at LawJ. F. Henderson Law, PLLC2007 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ramsey County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
LawyeristWhy Legalzoom is Better Than You2013
LawyeristEstate Attorneys Are Blowing It in Best Practices2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
JHAM Radio ShowDigital Estate Planning2013
Boglehead MeetingPlanning for the Future2009
NWU and PEN WorkshopWork Rules for Freelancers2008