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Bradley R. Henson

Immigration Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   22 reviews

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Brad brings over a decade of experience to the practice of law. He represents and advises clients in consumer immigration matters. Upon graduating from Washington and Lee University School of Law, he served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Michael P. McWeeny and the Honorable Lorraine Nordlund of the Fairfax County Circuit Court. After clerking, Brad was a trial attorney with the Office of the Public Defender. In that role he represented clients Virginia trial courts, the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court.

In 2012, Brad left the Public Defender’s Office to become a founding partner in the firm of Henson Pachuta & Kammerman, PLLC. In that role, he focused his attention on immigration law, representing clients in removal defense, family immigration petitions, asylum, special immigrant juvenile status petitions, and consular processing.

Brad founded Henson Immigration Law, PLLC in 2022 to focus his practice on representing clients with family based adjustment of status, consular processing, and citizenship applications. He also advises criminal defense attorneys whose clients have concerns about the effect their criminal case will have on their immigration status.

Licensed for 13 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/27/2022

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Posted by Kaitlin | September 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great representation and results
Bradley represented me for a unique reckless driving charge that I was very, very worried about. He was honest with me about possible outcomes (and didn't make any guarantees), gave me advice about what I could do prior to my court date to improve my chances of a lesser charge, and was available to answer any and all questions I had about my case. Prior to the day of my court appearance, Bradley walked me through what to expect in court, and on the morning of my hearing, he was helpful and informative. The charge ended up being reduced to improper driving (an infraction rather than a misdemeanor), and it wouldn't have been possible without Bradley's representation.
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Posted by Devendrakumar | October 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Job
I met him to discuss about my Green Card Query. He sincerely understand my query and gave me the best solution. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Beacon of Light!
I was extremely concerned about my predicament and did not know how to move forward. Mr. Henson graciously outlined a clear and concise plan that enabled me to get back on track. He treated me with the utmost respect and was extremely generous with his time and expertise. Thank you Mr. Henson for the peace of mind you helped me regain. Your assistance is priceless!
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Posted by Danni | June 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Caring, Sincere, Skilled and Honest Attorney!
Many thanks to Brad and his team at Henson Pachuta & Kammerman, who are an exceptional group of attorneys! I consulted with him on an immigration matter after reading stellar reviews on AVVO and consulting with a couple other attorneys in the area. The consultation was free, no-strings attached. He was warm and very reassuring without providing any guarantees. He even offered to write a list of resources and things I would need to do/file if I decided to pursue my case on my own, even before I committed to hiring him. During our consultation, he began to identify possible alternative routes and contingency plans if things didn't go as expected. I was impressed by his knowledge, but more so by his affability, sincerity, level of interest and ability to relate to my situation. I was confident, not that I would be successful in my petition, but that he and his team would do their absolute best representing my case - which they did! Eight months later, my case has been successfully resolved. I was so moved when he and his entire team warmly congratulated me on our success when last I visited their office. Henson Kammerman and Pachuta are also affordable and willing to work with their clients' budgets. Great lawyers with a genuine human touch. I plan to use them if/when I have future legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
A very pleasant experience
I contacted Mr. Henson for a consultation regarding filling out some legal paperwork. He sounded very pleasant and personable, and answered my questions in great detail. However, what really set him apart from other lawyers and why he deserves a 5 plus star review, was the fact that out of 4 lawyers I consulted, he was the only one to honestly tell me that my matter didn’t really require an attorney’s involvement. All other lawyers told me I had to hire them to ensure the paperwork is done correctly. Mr. Henson was the only lawyer to tell me that hiring an attorney to assist me with my issue was more a matter of convenience than a necessity. How many lawyers do you know who wouldn’t push their services on you? I was highly impressed with Mr. Henson and would recommend him to anyone seeking a professional legal opinion.
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Posted by DKarki | March 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Northern Virginia, Hands Down!
Mr. Henson and his firm has provided me with peace of mind throughout my litigation process. I found him online on AVVO and decided to set up a an initial FREE consultation. My case was very complicated and required an attorney who is not only experienced, but also understood the implication of the verdict of my case. Mr. Henson and his team welcomed me into his office and took the time to understand me as an individual and my overall situation before we discussed the details of the case. He was sincere, patient, and was willing to work with me. I felt very comfortable with his expertise in Virginia criminal law and decided to retain him. His fees are very reasonable for the type of dedication and outcome he has provided me with. He advised me what to do before we went to court and I followed his guidance and completed all the required documents. He stayed in contact during the entire process with follow ups via text, phone, and email which made me feel comfortable leading to the court date. The outcome of the case was in my favor, as he explained and I was very happy and relieved to be able to move forward with my life. I have since retained Mr. Henson and his partner for my pending immigration cases. I know him and his experienced team will work endlessly for me and I hope that this case results as my case in Virginia. I think I have a great chance with Brad and his firm fighting for me. I would recommend Mr. Henson to everyone and plan on retaining him for all my legal needs in Virginia moving forward. DKarki VA Resident
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
One of the Best Lawyer in Town.
I am very thankful to Mr Bradley for his services in my wife case, which was impossible to go in our favor. He worked very hard on her case to make sure she wont go to jail. I highly recommend Bradley Henson and his team to anyone that needs help with criminal and immigration cases.
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great firm!
Henson, Pachuta, and Kammerman are an exemplary law firm. I spoke with Brad Henson on the phone for an initial consultation and he did not act like he was pressed for time and he answered all my initial questions. After making an appointment to meet with him at the office, once again he made me feel very relaxed and did not try to pressure me into hiring his firm. I decided to hire their firm to represent me and their entire staff was great during the entire process. Brad did a great job both in and out of the courtroom. I would also like to say that I had the opportunity to work with Mary Nerino, who represented me during a motion hearing. She was not only knowledgeable and eloquent, but did a brilliant job representing me during the hearing. I give Henson, Pachuta, and Kammerman five stars and would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a great traffic law firm!
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and effective
Hired Mr. Henson for a reckless driving citation. Having never had this type of situation before, it was overwhelming. Very happy to have his expertise; he explained the whole process; gave me good guidance; and handled everything very professionally. We had a positive outcome.
Posted by Julie | July 29, 2015
DUI Dismissed
Brad is an exceptional attorney who consistently exceeded my expectations with his knowledge, negotiation skills, and professionalism. He was also very quick to answer questions and was easy to contact. He was always one-step-ahead. I highly recommend Brad Henson as a defense attorney Due to him, I received the best results possible for my case.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2015
DUI dismissed due to his preparation and dedication
Brad represented me for DUI in prince william county. He kept in contact with me always to keep me informed of our choices and what to expect in court. We took it to trial and he came very prepared. I wasnt just another case to him. He truly cared for my situation and because of his preparation my DUI was dismissed. Which I wish I could say was luck but it was all Brad and his dedication to my case. I would reccomend him to everyone.
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Posted by Mary | January 12, 2015
Reckless Driving in Fairfax County
How do you choose the right attorney when there are tons of them promising the same results? We used Mr. Henson's services for a reckless driving offense my son incurred. He was very pleasant, forthcoming and knowledgeable. He was very detailed and provided us with instructions and items to complete prior to going to court. This information provided a more favorable defense and my son was able to get a more lenient penalty. I probably compared about a dozen or so attorneys prior to making a final selection. I'm grateful I selected him to represent us. The overall experience was more than satisfactory and I strongly recommend using his service if you are searching for a quality licensed professional.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2014
He is the best Lawyer that I have ever seen
He is truly such a gentleman . I had excellent experince working with him.He represented me for a traffic charge.I would highly recomend Mr.Henson
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2014
Great Experience
I had a great experience working with Mr. Henson. He represented me for a traffic charge, I did not even need to show up at court. I am convinced I would not get the same great outcome if I had defended myself at court. His work was beyond my expectations. I highly recommend Mr. Henson.
Posted by Nathan | October 1, 2014
One of the best young attorneys in Fairfax County, VA
Mr. Henson is an excellent lawyer, I would highly recommend in fairfax. With his representation I was able to defeat a driving on revoked license charge, the case was dismissed due to a clerical error of a previous judgement, that he himself discovered. I would definitely use Mr. Henson again.
Posted by Eric | March 17, 2014
Lysandra Pachuta is a great attorney!
Lysandra Pachuta is a great attorney! I had a reckless driving charge, they could suspend my licence and give me up to $2500 fine. Lysandra Pachuta did he job on highest level, and tanks to her, reckless driving charge was dropped. I will definitely recommend Lysandra to everyone who needs an attorney, because she is professional lawyer, and easygoing person.
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2013
Awesome lawyer
Mr. Henson attended my court date on my behalf. I was pulled over going 80mph in a 55 mph zone with the risk of a reckless driving charge or misdemeanor. I ended up only having to pay about $150 for the fine and an infraction which was about 2 points. I was happy with this because of the other possible consequences. He was honest about everything and never pushed me to hire him as my lawyer. It was my decision in the end and I was happy with it.
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Posted by Satish | November 14, 2013
Best traffic ticket attorney!!!
Mr.Henson helped reduce my reckless driving ticket to a failure to obey traffic sign violation. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2013
I was very worried when I was charged with reckless driving for doing 85 in a 60 on the highway which is a misdemeanor crime in VA. While other attorneys I spoke to tried to frighten me and asked for unreasonable fees, Mr. Henson was honest and forthright about the situation and his fees were very fair. He appeared in court on my behalf and was able to get the charge reduced to a relatively minor speeding infraction. I highly recommend this attorney.
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Posted by Jamie | June 23, 2013
Reckless Driving
He is helpful, efficient, trustworthy and open. He told me what he would do and got right to it. My charge was reduced in only two days. Highly recommend Mr Henson to anyone.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Fairfax Public Defender's Office
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Fairfax Circuit Court
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Student Attorney
  • Community Legal Practice Center
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • Federal Public Defendant for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Staunton Public Defender
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Intern
  • Pro Bono Institute
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Intern
  • Empire Justice Center
  • 2004 - 2006
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  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Rochester
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Williams v. Commonwealth
  • Affirmed
  • Williams v. Commonwealth
  • Affirmed


  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Public Interest Law Student Association
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Clients Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Clients Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Academic Scholarship
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • 2006
  • Deans List
  • University of Rochester
  • 2005
  • Rhush Rhees Scholarship
  • University of Rochester
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Alumni and Faculty Share their Clerkship Experiences
  • Judicial Clerkships
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (20)
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Immigration Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Brad Henson since law school. He's a passionate, dedicated, and hard-working attorney who I do not hesitate to recommend."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm pleased to endorse Bradley. He is a top-notch immigration attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed by the answers that Mr. Hensen provides to people who submit inquiries via AVVO. His answers demonstrate that he is well versed in the law and would be an excellent advocate should you find yourself in need of a criminal attorney in his area."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Henson work in the courts in northern Virginia many times. He is always working to get the best results for his clients, and he is also a very personable colleague."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Mr. Henson is a devoted advocate for his clients. He is also one of the nicest people I have ever met. Not a characteristic that leaps to mind when one thinks of lawyers, but it means that Brad can communicate with both sides of even the most volatile dispute and guide his clients through. Combining that good heart with a strong legal mind, Mr. Henson is a very effective advocate in the courtroom and I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Mr. Henson since we clerked together in the Fairfax County Circuit Court. Since then, we have been opposing counsel in a number of cases. He is one of the strongest advocates for his clients that I have ever seen. He goes above and beyond in every case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is an unsolicited endorsement of my colleague and friend Brad Henson. Brad is undeniably an excellent attorney who goes above and beyond in his representation of his clients. Brad is not only sharp and talented, but he cares about people and it shows. He is an outstanding professional who is highly regarded in the legal community. I give him my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad has been a great help in developing my practice. He is always willing to share his knowledge with other members of the legal community. I value his insight on criminal and traffic matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brad is very conscientious in his representation and is a creative legal thinker. He started off working with the best and is an integral part of this legal community. Trust in him to get you the best result in your case, whether it's a technicality or a fundamental constitutional issue!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Henson is a dedicated and knowledgable attorney. He consistently works hard for his clients and helps them through difficult times. I highly recommend his services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Henson is a strong advocate for his clients. He is knowledgeable and always extremely prepared."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad is an excellent guy and a great attorney. I have seen him consistently provide quality representation to his clients, well beyond the fees hie received. His heart is in the right place, he is in court to help people not to get their money."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Henson as an opposing counsel, a fellow defense attorney, and as a peer sharing complex criminal matters. His understanding of the delicate life-cycle of a criminal matter and the need to have a personal relationship with his clients is unparallelled in the region. endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I confidently endorse Mr. Henson. He takes on all kinds of cases from the complex and serious cases to simple traffic tickets but handles every client with equal importance, professionalism, and care. I would not hesitate to recommend him as beyond competent, hard working, and truly caring towards every one of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Henson for several years since his days as a Public Defender. He is highly knowledgeable of the law and passionate when it comes to defending his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a hard-working attorney who is dedicated to obtaining a good outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to see Brad at work. While at the Fairfax Public Defender's Office, I witnessed him advocate for his clients in a very professional, effective way. And he is not afraid to take a case to trial. On at least one occasion, he personally helped me out while I was at trial. He's smart and knows what he is doing."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad Henson is a great attorney. I have known Attorney Henson since law school. He has always been passionate and knowledgable about all aspects of criminal defense practice. Attorney Henson creates lasting relationships with clients and helps them achieve their goals. I would recommend Brad Henson to any potential client."
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