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James H. Henderson

Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney at Charlotte, NC

2.6   5 reviews

also known as Jim Henderson

  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    38 years

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    38 years

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    My practice consists of approximately 40% chapter 11 debtor representation, 30% chapter 7 debtor representation, 30% creditor and adversary defense

    38 years

  4. Debt settlement

    38 years

  5. Litigation
    Defense of state court collection actions

    38 years

James H. Henderson was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Duke University (A.B. '83), Magdalen College, University of Oxford (Jurisprudence, 1985) and Wake Forest School of Law (J.D. '86), where he was on the editorial staff of the Wake Forest Law Review and President of the Student Bar Association He was admitted to practice law in 1986 in the State of North Carolina. He served as law clerk to the Honorable Marvin R. Wooten, Senior Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of North Carolina, from 1986 to 1988. His practice consists of debt workouts, state court defense and debtor and creditor representation before the United States Bankruptcy Court. He is a member of the bar of the State of North Carolina, the United States District Courts of the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Since 1993, he has been certified as a specialist in both business and consumer bankruptcy law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification. Henderson has served as Chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Section. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Bankruptcy Law Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association. Recognition: Business North Carolina magazine "Legal Elite" (2008, 2010-14); Law & Politics Magazine North Carolina "Super Lawyer" (2007, 2009-16); The Best Lawyers in America guide, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law specialist (2009, 2010-16); Best Lawyers in North Carolina (2014-2015); Top Lawyers, Corporate Counsel magazine (2011-13).

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James H. Henderson
1201 Harding Pl
Charlotte, NC, 28204-2826


2.6 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent experience
I give Jim the highest rating. Jim is known in the area of bankruptcy and debtor law as possessing the highest level of expertise, experience and integrity in the Western District of North Carolina. He is well known and extremely well respected by the Trustees, the Bench and members of the bar. He knows this area of the law hands down and explains it with patience and a calmness and in English. He guides clients through the labyrinth of law with an excellent bedside manner that reduces the extreme levels of stress that come with this area of practice. I found myself in need of such services very unexpectedly several years ago. I know many people who practice law in the Charlotte area. Those who I respect the most directed me quite insistently to Jim. I am very glad they did. He possessed excellent grasp of the issues. He presented options outside of the legal process that were at least possible due to his standing within the community. Ultimately, we turned to the legal process. Jim guided me through it with deft, skill and patience. The final result was very fair, honest and far more beneficial to me than I had expected. Jim is a really good lawyer and a really good man. I would absolutely insist that anyone I knew who had to even consider going down this road go to Jim.
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Posted by ROD | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Make the Henderson Law Firm your first call if facing bankruptcy.
Mr. Henderson was a Godsend. We had a large independent retail family business for 30 years. The recession hit our line of business especially hard and had no choice but to close in August of 2014. We thought our one and only option was to file corporate bankruptcy. Essentially walking away from a large parcel of land with over 200,000 sq ft retail space. That was until we called the Henderson Law Firm. Mr. Henderson explained to us in words we could understand a step by step process by which we could possibly avoid bankruptcy. He also assured us that he would let us know if and when the time had arrived to file. Now over 1 year latter we still have not filed bankruptcy and have received a offer on our commercial property which would pay the mortgage and all trade debt in full and leave us some cash. My family and I will always owe a great deal of gratitude to Mr. Jim Henderson for helping us through this most difficult time in our lives. Thank You Jim !
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Avoid this attorney
His last review of May 2017 is very correct. He is an excellent attorney to make sure he gets paid. "I have to get paid even if you die" . Final outcome of my case was horrible and unfavorable. Our personal opinion after this experience, is that he is more concerned about himself and his colleagues. Avoid him by all means!!
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Horrible Experience-Bad Outcome
I agree with the other client who previously stated that Mr. Henderson secretly converses with opposing counsel and talks negatively about his clients. He withholds all the information he obtains with his verbal agreements with opposing counsel. He then proceeds to bill $100 for every email response. I would not refer him to any friends, family or anyone. Maybe he's better in simple bankruptcies but he's definitely not an attorney for complicated cases.
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Posted by Barry Boyd | July 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Malpractice and Malfeasance by sorry attorney
I hired James Henderson to represent my small business company and managers in a bankruptcy case. First; he demanded $5,000.00 to get started. He did not filed schedules on time, failed to communicate around issue(s), made disparaging remarks about us to opposing counsels and failed to file timely response to court deadline and orders and caused an adverse outcome. He even stopped representing us and filed to withdraw. He never gave any accounting of the funds he received. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • The Henderson Law Firm
  • 2004 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Associate
  • Weinstein & Sturges, P.A.
  • 1988 - 1994
  • Law Clerk to Chief Judge
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • 1986 - 1988


  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1986
  • Magdelene College, Oxford University
  • Jurisprudence
  • 1984
  • Duke University
  • A.B.
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re RTJJ, LLC
  • Chapter 11 plan confirmed


  • American Bankruptcy Board of Certification
  • 1993 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 1986 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 1986 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • 1986 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 1986 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • 2010


  • Wake Forest Law Review
  • "Rights of Members in Voluntary Associations"
  • 1986

Speaking Engagements

  • Western District of N.C. Seminar
  • "Business Bankruptcy Options"
  • 2011
  • Western District of N.C. Seminar
  • "Helping Bankruptcy Clients with Tax Issues"
  • 2010
  • Western District of N.C. Seminar
  • "Helping Business Clients Deal with Federal and State Tax Issues"
  • 2009
  • Western District of N.C. Seminar
  • "Preparation of Bankruptcy Petitions"
  • 2005
  • 27th Annual Bankruptcy Institute
  • "Consumer Leases and Executory Contracts"
  • 2004
  • Western District of N.C. Seminar
  • "Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001"
  • 2001
  • 23rd Annual Bankruptcy Institute
  • "Res Judicata in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy"
  • 2000
  • Western District of N.C. Seminar
  • "Lien Avoidances in Bankrupty Proceedings"
  • 1999
  • Western District of N.C. Seminar
  • "Duties of Debtor Counsel in Bankruptcy Proceedings"
  • 1998
  • LBSS Software Users Conference
  • "Bankruptcy Issues for Debt Collectors"
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable, dependent, and will aggressively advance his client's interest when that is appropriate. Jim is my first call when I have a question about bankruptcy and debt legal matters."
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Charlotte Chapter 11 bankruptcy Lawyer James H. Henderson
James H. Henderson
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
Charlotte, NC
Licensed for 37 years