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Ryan Patrick Henson

Ryan Patrick Henson

Practice areas:

Litigation, Criminal Defense, General Practice, Family

About Me

Ryan P. Henson is a partner at Gulstrom, Henson and Roark, PC. Mr. Henson received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Idaho in 1996 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Dakota in May of 2002. Mr. Henson is a former Canyon County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. Prior to his employment with Canyon County he was employed by the criminal defense firm of Larivee and Light, LLC and the King County Prosecuting Attorney in Washington State, working in the "Most Dangerous Offenders Project."

Mr. Henson specializes in criminal defense, with an emphasis in defending: Vehicular Manslaughter Domestic Battery / Strangulation Aggravated Battery Drug Possession / Trafficking / Conspiracy DUI Driving Without Privileges, and Juvenile matters.

Ryan has been featured as a guest speaker in various legal conferences including crime scene investigation and processing of forensic evidence.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Family: 20%
    13 years, 200 cases
  3. General Practice: 20%
    13 years, 100 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    13 years, 2 thousand cases



Hourly ($150-200/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • James Keith Ball

    Ryan is an extremely dedicated attorney with real life experience as a former prosecutor and many years in private practice. His litigations skills are unmatched and he is very well respected in the legal community.


    James Ball Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Joseph L Morton III

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Ryan on a matter for a mutual client. I have found his experience and insights to be particularly helpful. Great Lawyer!


    Joseph Morton Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Jones & Swartz PLLC

1673 Shoreline Dr. Ste 200
Boise, ID, 83702

Jones & Swartz, PLLC

1673 Shoreline Dr. Ste. 200
Boise, ID, 83702




IDAuthorized to practice law200208/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Idaho State Bar Service AwardIdaho State Bar2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateJones & Swartz, PLLC2015 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorCollege of Western Idaho2010 - 2013
AttorneyGulstrom, Henson & Roark, PC2005 - 2015
AssociateHall, Farley, Oberrecht & Blanton, PC2004 - 2005
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyCanyon County Prosecutor's Office2002 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2006 - 2014
Idaho Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2006 - 2014
American Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Dakota School of LawLAWJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of IdahoMarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Distinguished Lawyer LuncheonEmployment Market for Incoming Lawyers2013